The Inciting Incident In Sweeney Todd

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The inciting incident in “Sweeney Todd” is when Sweeny Todd returns from exile to London and discovers what has happened to his family. Sweeney discovers that his wife has poisoned herself and his daughter is now living with the very judge that exiled him. Sweeney reacts negatively to this discovery and it incites him to seek revenge on anyone who did him wrong. This is the inciting incident because the rest of the play is centered around Sweeney seeking revenge. My favorite moment in “Sweeney Todd” is toward the beginning of the play when Mr. Todd wanders into Ms. Lovett’s meat pie shop. I feel like this scene really shows the audience Ms. Lovett’s character and sets the tone for the rest of the play. During this scene, Ms. Lovett sings the
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