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Why is act three scene one such an important scene in Romeo and Juliet?

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Introduction

Why is act three scene one such an important scene in Romeo and Juliet? Arguably the most famous play ever written by William Shakespeare is Romeo and Juliet. The 1915 tragic play is about two families and their youngest children. The Montague's and Caplets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. Due to the rivalry between the families Romeo and Juliet have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. The play bears many references to the lives and key issues that would have related to the audience in the 1915's for example the role that women where expected to have. This essay will be answering the question "why is act three scene one such an important scene in Romeo and Juliet?" ...read more.

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For example Benvolio is portrayed as a peace keeper because he tries to avoid a brawl and does not wish to fight. When Romeo tries to make peace with Tybalt, the reader is made to believe that trouble is inevitable. Due to Romeo's feelings for Juliet he doesn't wish to fight or bring any harm to Tybalt or the once hated capulets who now are his family. "And so, good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as mine own, be satisfied." Mercutio is discussed by Romeo's refusal to fight Tybalt. And takes it upon himself to accept Tybalt duel. When Romeo steps in between Mercutio and Tybalt, Tybalt viscously thrusts at Mercutio under Romeo's arm fatally wounding Mercutio. Mercutio tries to play down the seriousness of his injury so not to give tybalt any satisfaction calling it a scratch. ...read more.

Conclusion

It has appeared more like a romance suggesting when the young lovers wed that all should be well. Yet the prologue warned us of what is to come and the play hinges on this scene. With the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt tragedy is introduced and we are led to the final scenes of anguish in the Capulet tomb. In conclusion to the question I believe that Act three scene one is a very important scene as a turning point in the play. Up to this point in the play the characters lives appear normal and straight forward. However as soon as love and relationship come in to the equation this causes chaos. As their love escalates so does the turmoil resulting in two murders and two tragic deaths. These events could have been avoided if there wasn't such an intense and violent feud between the two families. ...read more.

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