Romeo And Juliet Act 3 Scene 3 Analysis

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There are many events during Act 3, Scene 1 but a particular aspect that outlines drama and suspension was the dramatic irony and Shakespeare’s crafty input of foreshadowing as both Tybalt and Mercutio are slain. Evidence from the text, a statement made by Romeo is, “This shall determine that,” which commence a duel between Romeo and Tybalt over Mercutio’s death; and Tybalt falls. As Tybalt dies, the audience know something that the rest of the characters on the stage do not. As Romeo has killed his wife’s cousin, the drama increases and their marriage is foreshadowed to result unhappily. As well as the death of Tybalt, the death of Mercutio who was the unofficial comedian in Romeo’s group of friends and a well liked character, the audience realise that all the light heartedness dies along with him. The play has lost all it’s contentment and everything spirals downwards from there.

There are several ways that Act 3, Scene 1 is made dramatic but one of the most significant ways was the fact that the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt seems inevitable despite the countless warning from Benvolio and Romeo. Romeo’s desperate attempts to stop Tybalt and Mercutio, “Gentlemen, for shame, forbear
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This is displayed through the quote, “I am hurt.” Tybalt had not meant to harm Mercutio and fled instantly and Mercutio is clearly astounded that he’d been wounded so fatally. Despite the ancient feud that had escalated throughout Verona, no kinsman of the Montagues and Capulets, or a Montague and Capulet themselves, had were meant to perish by the hands of the opposite house. The drama rises as the audience realises that the feud has grown more serious and legal action has to be taken. Although Tybalt is violent and loathes the Montagues with a fiery passion, he had never meant to kill one or the kinsman of one and now it seems as though things will result badly from now
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