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Why is act 3 scene 1 such an important scene in Romeo and Juliet

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Introduction

Why is act 3 scene 1 such an important scene in Romeo and Juliet? The play of Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare in the 1590s. The play was performed at the theatre in Elizabethan London. It cost around 1 pence to stand if you wanted a seat you had to pay two pence if you had lots of money you could get a seat in a enclosed room. In Shakespeare's day women were looked down on and men were superior. Only men were allowed to act at the theatre because of the views on women at that time. The play itself was set around the time it was written in the Italian City of Verona. The play is about two 'star crossed lovers' Romeo and Juliet who are from two different families the Montagues and the Capulets these two families have been feuding for years. ...read more.

Middle

'We shall not scape a brawl'. The capulets arrive and approach the Montagues looking for Romeo 'Mercutio thou consortest with Romeo?' Romeo arrives. 'Well peace be with you sir, here comes my man'. Tybalt approaches Romeo. Tybalt starts of by insulting Romeo. 'Thou art a villain'. Tybalt challenges Romeo to a fight. 'Therefore turn and draw?' Romeo rejects the challenge, Mercutio believes Romeo has made the wrong decision. 'O calm, Dishonourable, vile submission'. This would make the audience feel excited because there was a fight brewing. Mercutio challenges Tybalt to a fight. 'Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine lives?' Tybalt accepts. 'I am for you'. Mercutio and Tybalt begin to fight Mercutio gets stabbed. 'I am hurt'. As Mercutio dies he puts a curse on both families. ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet is taken to the family Tomb were she is laid to rest. Friar Lawrence sends a letter to Romeo telling him what's happened but Romeo fails to receive the letter. Romeo hears that Juliet has died and he goes to the tomb to see her. When he arrives Paris is there, they fight and Paris dies. Romeo enters the tomb and sees Juliet dead so he drinks a deadly poison and dies. When Juliet wakes up she sees Romeo dead, so she takes his dagger and kills herself. I think that act 3 scene 1 is so important because it leads to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. If the fight scene hadn't happened then Romeo wouldn't have killed Tybalt, and he wouldn't have been banished, meaning Romeo and Juliet would have still been together and lived happy lives. Robert Mason ...read more.

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