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Act 3 Scene 1 Of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

A turning point in the play Romeo and Juliet is in act 3 seen 1 when
Romeo kills Tybalt, because Mercutio's and Tybalt's death influence
the future events in the play, there is a change in Romeo's fortune,
behaviour which leads to tragedy. Shakespeare introduces fear and
tension that continues till the end of the play and increases the pace
of the play and the audience's suspense.

On the Monday afternoon not long after Romeo had married Juliet
Mercutio and Benvolio are out on the streets of Verona. Benvolio's
opening speech 'good Mercutio, lets retire, the day is hot and the
Capulets abroad and if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl' adds to
the audiences suspense by telling the audience that all the conditions
are ready for a fight and also he is warning Mercutio that the
Capulets are also walking the streets. Benvolio is so concerned about
them meeting the Capulets because of the Princes threat to execute
anyone who disturbs the peace and Mercutio's is in the to start a
fight I can tell this because Mercutio's conversation is all about
quarrelling so the audience expects a fight.

When Tybalt arrives on the scene he is quite friendly to Mercutio,
Benvolio and the other Montague's because he only wants to fight Romeo
because in Act 1 Scene 5 Tybalt feels that he has been made a fool of
at the Capulets party in the Capulets mansion and he is looking for
Romeo because he wants to fight him to get his own back, but when
Romeo arrives on the scene after he has married Juliet he is talking
to Tybalt as if he was one of his own family, there is dramatic irony
in this part of the play because the only person who knows that Romeo
and Juliet are married are the Audience, Romeo, Juliet and friar
Lawrence and because Mercutio doesn't know about this he feels that
because he is Romeos best friend he should defend Romeo's honour even
if Romeo will not but the thing that I don't know is what would have
happened if Mercutio and Tybalt had know about Romeos marriage the
outcome of the play might have been different, but because Mercutio is
very lively, noise, quick tempered and always looking for trouble he
jumps into situations without thinking them trough. Benvolio warns
Mercutio and Tybalt to fight in a private place or not at all,
Benvolio tells Mercutio and Tybalt this because to many people can
see, This speech by Benvolio Also increases the audiences suspense
because they now know if there is any fighting takes place lots of
people will se so if anyone gets injured they the other person can't
get away with it.

Once Romeo arrives on the scene after Mercutio says 'I will not
budge!' a fight looks like its going to happen, Excitement increases
in the audience as it seems a duel is going to break out between
Mercutio and...

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