Turning Point In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is the tragic love story of two teenagers from two feuding families. This play has been read for hundreds of years by high schoolers and scholars alike. There are many debates on the most important scene in the play, but what is the most prominent scene in Romeo and Juliet? Most likely the reader would remember the death scene or Act 5 Scene 3, but just because it is memorable does not mean that the scene is the most significant. The most important scene Romeo and Juliet is Act 3 Scene 1, where Tybalt accidentally kills Mercutio and Romeo murders Tybalt for revenge.
The scene of Mercutio and Tybalt’s death is the main turning point in the play. This scene in Act 3 of the play starts off the spiral of people dying (Shakespeare III-V). The death of Mercutio is the first death in play and right after Mercutio dies Tybalt follows, along with the death of Paris, Romeo, Juliet, and Lady Montague. As Romeo is fighting Tybalt he yells, “That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul /Is but a little way above our heads, /Staying for thine to keep him company. /Either thou or I, or
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The death scene would not have been possible without all of the events leading up to it, such as the exile of Romeo. In Act 3 Scene 1 Romeo is fighting Tybalt, during this Tybalt says, “Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him her/ Shalt with him hence,” then Romeo responds, “This shall determine that,” (Shakespeare III.i.123-124). In the scene Romeo and Tybalt are having a conversation while fighting, in the end Romeo kills Tybalt by running his sword through him. If Romeo hadn’t killed Tybalt he would not have been exiled, leading to Juliet and his deaths. This scene is more important than the death scene because the death scene would not have happened without Act 3 Scene
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