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Shakespeare Assignment Act 3 scene 1 is the changing point of the play Romeo and Juliet.

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Introduction

Shakespeare Assignment Act 3 scene 1 is the changing point of the play. It is in the opening of this scene that the audience will realize that the feud, that has lasted many years through the generations of the two families, will end in a blood bath tradgedy. We know this because of the way Tybalt and Mercutio speak to one another "and but one word with one of us, couple it with something, make it a word and a blow"-Mercutio "you shall find me apt enough to that sir, and you will give me occasion"-Tybalt. Throughout the scene they are trying to make the one another look like a fool, which gets them both madder and madder which eventually leads Mercutio to fight Tybalt and loose, ...read more.

Middle

and thou make minstrels of us, look to hear nothing but discords: here's my fiddlestick, here's that shall make you dance:' zounds consort". Tybalt's behaviour and words add more tension because he keeps saying that he wants to speak to Romeo but Mercutio is not telling him where he is this makes Tybalt angrier which makes him say and act like he's on a short nerve " boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me, therefore turn and draw". Romeo's words and actions add tension because he is refusing to fight Tybalt which is making him mad which is also making Mercutio mad because he wants to fight and get rid of Tybalt, but Romeo is saying I wont fight him "I do protest I never injured thee..." ...read more.

Conclusion

When the prince gets there he asks who killed Tybalt, Benvolio tells him it was Romeo but then he tells him that Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt killed Mercutio and he was in anger with Tybalt. The prince doesn't go after Romeo to kill him but declares him banished from the town this is because Mercutio is a relative of the prince and I think part of the prince could see why Romeo killed Tybalt. Also when the prince says "Benvolio, who began this bloody fray?" Benvolio lies and says it was Tybalt who started it all off but it was really Mercutio, this I think is to protect Romeo a bit because if he had said Mercutio had started it off it would have made Romeo's killing look worse. This all creates even more tension. ...read more.

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