How Does Shakespeare Create Tension In Act 1 Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare that is about two lovers that love each other so much that they are willing to betray each others families or even die. The scene we are looking at is scene 3 act 1 which is a big part of the play because mercutio and tybalt die making the families hate each other even more after the first fight scene and the cops are after romeo! In this essay i will be talking about all of the most descriptive quotes which make the scene more interesting for example after mercutio’s death romeo says words to tybalt that strike very deep. One of my favorite quotes is at the beginning of this scene is when Benvolio and Mercutio are sitting and benvolio wants to go but Mercutio doesn’t but if they did they would escape the whole fight when benvolio says. “I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire.The day is hot, the Capels abroad, And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.” This quote helps me understand what is going to happen because Mercutio would like to fight, but Benvolio does not. Since he is so nice though he ends up going with Mercutio, Benvolio is also extra cautious because he says that the sun makes people more angry and in this case that is very true. …show more content…

“I do protest, I never injured thee 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.” This quote is very descriptive because of how Romeo tries to explain his best that he is related to him by not saying it very broadly and the result of him not saying it very broadly is Tybalt not understanding him and getting even more

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