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Act 3 scene 1 of `Romeo and Juliet' has been considered a dramatic crescendo
catalyst and the point of the tragic turn in the play how far do you agree?
Structure is indispensable to a play as if can affect mood and characters bad structure can cause
confusion and also boredom this will not get the desired response from the audience. Good
structure has a beginning that almost explains it's self giving the audience a chance to understand
William Shakespeare does this by showing a fight between two men called Sampson and
Abraham, the officers curse the Capulet's and the Montague's. In act 3 scene one Shakespeare
opens it in a way which is incredibly similar to act1 scene 1, it begins with Benvolio and
Mercutio entering followed by Tybalt also a few Capulet's. After the very first scene of the play
it seemed that a something inevitable was going to happen now. In this cleverly structured scene
it tells the audience that the weather is hot and how it can cause bad tempers easier than usual, `
For now, these days the mad blood stirring.' How the scene got to be so drastic and a turning
point was the amount of fundamental themes he used in a short amount of time some people
may think this was a mistake he should have slowly eased in to the play. I disagree. I think that
the play would not be so successful if he did this. So with out the pivotal structure `Romeo and
Juliet' would not have been what it is to day and most likely less famous.
Themes are what determine a plays style and mood they can vary from acts and scenes and this
is what gets an audience involved. The vital theme for me in `Romeo and Juliet' is passion which
its influences by love hate or violence. The way these themes make the story have some
meaning to it. Each play has a meaning this is what gives it uniqueness and effects so this play's
themes help give it is shocking dramatics by displaying the influences from passion this gives the
play that unforgettable edge by throwing in all these themes at once generally when someone
jumps to violence it is due to not thinking things through and rushing in. So in Shakespeare's
understanding he put the order of the scene as in the characters emotions I think this was
extremely well structured because it helps the audience to feel what the characters are doing as
if it was their own experience. The love in this play is shown by Romeo `but love thee better
than thou canst devise, till thou shalt know the reason of my love: And so, good
Capulet,which name I tender As dearly as my own,be satisfied.' Romeo clearly does not
want to fight Tybalt after he just married Tybalt cousin Juliet however Tybalt only has hate and
violence on his mind. `Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?' Mercutio's offers a fight to
Tybalt, Tybalt then accepts causing in Mercutio's death. Now the major hate occurs resulting in
a death because of a hot headed revenge `Staying for thine to keep him company: Either thou,
or I, or both, must go with him'. This shows Romeo is not thinking straight and is desperate to
get some kind of revenge it does not matter whether he dies or not it just matters if one of the
causes departs life. Themes are vital if these themes were not contained in this play then this
would not have happened and the end would not be as it is now.
Dramatic irony is very similar to fore shadowing except it is not the audience who knows and
understands it is the characters dramatic irony in this play is not often as hardly any characters
know or understand about `Romeo's and Juliet's' relationship. Dramatic irony is good because
it gets the audience more involved so there guessing when it is going to happen and what going
to start off the event.
By Amy Foster 201
Priory LSST

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Act 3 scene 1 of `Romeo and Juliet' has been considered a dramatic crescendo
catalyst and the point of the tragic turn in the play how far do you agree?
In a more serious time of someone's death the characters in the play do not rhyme as much this
may be to show the sadness in the scene as Shakespeare's usage of rhyming couplets are
associated with the love scenes.…read more

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Act 3 scene 1 of `Romeo and Juliet' has been considered a dramatic crescendo
catalyst and the point of the tragic turn in the play how far do you agree?
Romeo been killed or would have Tybalt been killed and Romeo received the death penalty?
Or if Mercutio won the battle and Tybalt was killed would have Mercutio received the death
penalty and Romeo again grief stricken blames this on Juliet and pretends he never married her.…read more

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