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The dramatic impact of Act 3 Scene 1 on the audience in Romeo and Juliet.

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The dramatic impact of Act 3 Scene 1 on the audience in Romeo and Juliet In act 3 scene 1 the characters frequently change this creates dramatic impact. Drama is the moments of change that could be in the following such as character, mood, atmosphere and plot. These factors provoke a response from the audience. Impact is the response to surprise, reaction and shock. From which could be said is the impression the audience gets from these affects. Dramatic impact provokes interest and responses that are key elements in act 3 scene 1 where shock, reaction, changes in mood and atmosphere come into play. Changes in characters mood, thoughts, actions and attributes in Act 3 Scene 1 Romeo's attitude at the beginning of the scene is a positive one and he is trying to calm the situation down. This could be because in the last scene he just got married to Juliet and now he is related to Tybalt. ...read more.

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Mercutio at the beginning of the scene is dominant, clever and over confidant. This is best shown when he is told that the Capulet's are approaching he replies "By my heel I care not". Showing that he is uncaring, unconcerned and has a lot of bravado. It is suggested that they exchange words with the Capulet's, "couple it with a word and blow" he is saying that they will talk but will be looking for trouble. He wants to inevitably fight, as a fight to him is action and entertainment. His big change comes when he has been stabbed he says, "Aye, aye, a scratch, a scratch marry, this enough". The scratch is a much less term than a blow that he used earlier on meaning that this is totally unexpected. Scratch could also be used as the king of cats Tybalt gave it to him repetition is also used as he is trying to convince himself of what has happened. ...read more.

Conclusion

Her only love is Romeo and only hate is that of him being a Montague. "I do protest I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise." Here Romeo is arguing against Tybalt. Tybalt can't understand how love and hate can co-exist. Injured gives further ideas of hate, trouble and pain. Tybalt only feels hate he doesn't change. This scene is about tension, confusion, conflict and turmoil. This also gives the audience tension so dramatic impact is created through the story. Ignorance is another major theme in this scene and takes place a few times throughout. An example of this is when Tybalt says, "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better than this. Thou art a villain." Her Tybalt doesn't know or give Romeo a chance to prove why they should be friendlier towards each other. He doesn't bother to find out the facts as he dies before he can do so he remains ignorant of the facts. When he refers to Romeo as a villain he also judges him without proof or knowledge. ...read more.

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