Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Essay

983 Words 4 Pages
Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

A turning point in the play Romeo and Juliet is in act 3 seen 1 when Romeo kills Tybalt, because Mercutio's and Tybalt's death influence the future events in the play, there is a change in Romeo's fortune, behaviour which leads to tragedy. Shakespeare introduces fear and tension that continues till the end of the play and increases the pace of the play and the audience's suspense.

On the Monday afternoon not long after Romeo had married Juliet Mercutio and Benvolio are out on the streets of Verona. Benvolio's opening speech 'good Mercutio, lets retire, the day is hot and the Capulets abroad and if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl' adds
…show more content…
Benvolio warns Mercutio and Tybalt to fight in a private place or not at all, Benvolio tells Mercutio and Tybalt this because to many people can see, This speech by Benvolio Also increases the audiences suspense because they now know if there is any fighting takes place lots of people will se so if anyone gets injured they the other person can't get away with it.

Once Romeo arrives on the scene after Mercutio says 'I will not budge!' a fight looks like its going to happen, Excitement increases in the audience as it seems a duel is going to break out between Mercutio and Tybalt, but Romeo doesn't know that Tybalt is out to get him because he never got Tybalt's letter, Romeo is so happy and anxious to see everyone else happy because of he has just secretly married Juliet in friar Lawrence's cell, the friar agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet with out the consent of their parents because he thought that it would
Open Document