Turning Point In Shakespeare's The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet challenges the audience to apprehend the convoluted and tangled themes, as well as the elaborate language used in the text. Reciting Act III, Scene I. Lines 58-133, (The Fight Scene), continuously, helped me to to better understand Shakespeare's complex writing, grasp an idea of how the turning point affects the main character's, personality change in Romeo, and the thematic concern fate being situated by Romeo killing Tybalt. Practicing the fight scene helped me to understand the intricate, yet beautiful writing of Shakespeare. For example, prior to the fight scene I couldn’t understand two lines in particular, one of them being: “Thy beauty hath made me effeminate/ And in my temper…show more content…
The biggest thematic concern in this was faith. An example is used when Romeo yells out, “O, I am fortune’s fool!”(3.1.131). This refers specifically to his unluckiness in being forced to kill his new wife’s cousin. It also recalls the sense of fate that hangs over the play. Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response. Romeo blames fate, or fortune, for what has happened to him. Him slaying Tybalt was his fate. This then leads to probably the most fatal and important part of Act III… The prince banishing Romeo. Because of this only do Romeo and Juliet die, because Romeo is in another city they can’t communicate properly and the two star-crossed lovers commit suicide. From reciting my Act III, Scene I. Lines 58-133 performance I was able to identify the meanings of the two complex passages in my opinion, written by Shakespeare, as well as identify theme, personality, and events the turning point leads to. Though this play was very complex it was easy for me if you just re read it, use context, and listen; not just for understanding the writing, even for the turning point, theme,
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