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romoe and juliet

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How does Shakespeare create and sustain tension in act 3 scene 1? 1. In act 3 scene 1 Romeo and Juliet are married this makes Romeo act so nice and kind to Tybalt because Romeo knows that Tybalt is his cousin but Tybalt doesn't know that and the rest of the character don't know that so this is a use of dramatic irony. Also Tybalt speaks in a strong and angry mood were as Romeo speaks in a kind and calm mood. Romeo says to Tybalt "But love thee better than thou canst devise" this is dramatic irony when Romeo says this Tybalt and the other characters don't understand because both of the families hate each other so much that Mercutio says to Romeo " O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!" Mercutio is wants a fight and is saying to Romeo that look don't act like that your being dishonourable and put your self together. But friar Lawrence is hoping that the two houses come together he says "for this alliance may so happy prove to turn you household's rancour to pure love" 2. ...read more.


3. Tybalt hates the Montague's and doesn't listen to Benvolio when he says help me stop everyone Tybalt says "what drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montague's and thee" Tybalt says this in act1 scene1. Also in this scene the audience know that Mercutio is ready to fight Tybalt and don't care if he comes, Mercutio says "By my heel, I care not." He saying I'm not going to move .he says this to Benvolio, Benvolio wants to go but Mercutio doe not. 4. In this act Romeo don't want to fight Tybalt but Mercutio raises the tension by starting a fight with Tybalt, Mercutio days "make it a word and a blow." tension is raised by Mercutio and the audience know that there will be a fight because Tybalt if fiery and gets angry really quick. In act 3 scene 1 Tybalt calls Romeo when he arrives Tybalt says" well, peace be with you, sir: here comes my man." ...read more.


The audience are shocked when Mercutio and Tybalt die. They were two of the main characters. When Romeo kills Tybalt lady Capulet demands to the prince for Romeo to be out to death but the prince says that one from each family has been killed so there is no point in killing Romeo because its even now, but the prince did banish Romeo from Verona. 7. At the end of the scene the audience may fell sorry for Romeo because they only know about the marriage and no other character knows expect Juliet and friar Lawrence. Romeo says "fortunes fool" he means fait has caused this to happen. Conclusion in my conclusion I think that in this scene dramatic irony was used, when are married but nobody knows this is when the tension is built up and also Tybalt wants to fight but Romeo doesn't. in this scene there are 2 or more tragedies at once for example when Romeo killed Tybalt and also when he know that he was married to Juliet but no one know except the audience ,friar Lawrence and Juliet. ...read more.

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