William Shakespeare's Use of Dramatic Devices in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet were written around 1595, by William Shakespeare.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play. The play is basically a love and
violence play but it’s hard to bring them both together because they
both have a tragic outcome. The play is all about two families
(Montagues and Capulets) that have a feud but their children fell in
love with each other (Romeo and Juliet). Juliet’s parents (the
Capulets) wanted her to marry a young man named Paris, which was not
the wish of Juliet but to get married to her lover Romeo. But she
(Juliet) is very obedient to her parents and her father told her she
will be sent away from the house if she refuses to marry Paris. This
gave Juliet a lot of disturbance and went to seek advice from a
peacemaker called Friar Lawrence.
The violence and conflict affected the whole play because both Romeo
and Juliet died at the end of the play and also both parents of the
lovers were at conflict. Also Romeo killed Tybalt (a cousin of Juliet)
for killing his friend Mercuito. All through the play there was one
conflict after another and it made the play so sad.
I’ll like to discuss when Romeo heard about the death of Juliet and
got so furious and went ahead to poison himself and how Juliet also
killed herself after finding the dead body of Romeo. But the important
thing about the play is the reconciliation of both parents after
realising it was their feud that caused the death of their children
and later came back together in peace.
William Shakespeare used dramatic devices in many different ways, for
example, the beginning of the scene of Act 3 scene 1. He (William
Shakespeare) made it so dramatic that the reader can predict what is
going to happen without much reading, i.e. “I pray thee, good
Mercutio, let’s retire: the day is hot, the Capulets abroad, and, if
we meet, we shall not scape a brawl; for now, these hot days, is the
mad blood stirring” Benvolio said. We can see from this sentence that
Benvolio is a peacemaker and he gave a sensible warning about two
things to Mercuito. First he advised him to take a rest indoors
because the Italian summer was quite very hot. Secondly, he also
warned him about the members of the Capulets on the street that will
always want a fight.
Another way William Shakespeare used dramatic device is how events
follows in rapid succession. For example when Benvolio and Mercutio
were talking at the beginning of the scene, Tybalt came in, in a very
short moment. This...