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What makes act 3 scene 1 such an important scene in the play?

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Romeo and Juliet Essay............. What makes act 3 scene 1 such an important scene in the play? In the seventeenth century, the Jacobean period, a play was performed in London. That play was called 'Romeo and Juliet'. Two people fall in love and decide to marry because they feel their love for each other. However, life is too good to be true! The loves story doesn't have a happy ever after ending; it ends as a Romantic Tragedy. In just 4 days Romeo and Juliet fall in love and then end up dying for their love. Life was completely different from the 21st century! In the beginning of the play Romeo Montague and his friends Mercutio and Benvolio gatecrash a Capulet's party (this seems to be a bad idea seeing as the Capulets and Montagues are enemies) "two households both alike in dignity, (in fair Verona where we lay our scene) ...read more.

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Both families seem "alike in dignity." in the past fights have happened! For example the prince says: "three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet, and Montagues, have thrice disturbed the quite of our streets." The prince said to the two families "if ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the for fit of the peace." In simple terms this means if the Montagues and Capulets ever fight in the streets of Verona they will be executed!! In simple terms this means if the Montagues and Capulets ever fight in the streets of Verona they will be executed!! In act 3 scene1 I don't think the Capulets are going to take this new 'law' into consideration because Tyblat Capulet is already angry about the gate crashing, so in Tyblats eyes this seems to be a perfect opportunity to get Romeo for doing what he did. ...read more.

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"This day's black fate on Moe days doth depend this but begins the woe others must end." This quote shows us that Romeo is aware that everything is bound to go wrong. The two men fight Tybalt falls, Romeo has KILLED him. Benvolio was trying to call Romeo away, "Romeo away be gone!" this is because the Prince was entering so Romeo had to vanish. The Prince decides not to have Romeo put to death because he only killed Tybalt for revenge. Therefore he banishes Romeo, "immediately we do exile him hence." This is so bad for Romeo because he won't be able to see Juliet. Therefore these events that I've described in act3 scene 1 cause all of Romeo and Juliet's romantic problems. They have to make plans including taking poison and Juliet's parents try to make her marry Paris to cheer the family up after Tybalts death!! In conclusion, this is a very important scene as the deaths cause the romance to turn to a tragedy. All of these events have happened in the space of only 4 days.... but can life really end like this?? ...read more.

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