Previous to Act 3 Scene 1 Romeo and Juliet marry each other. This is a
big problem because the Montague's (Romeos family) and the Capulet's
(Juliet's family) are involved in, what seems like, an enormous feud.
Nobody knows what it is about exactly, not even by the end of the
play, but it is obvious that it is about something very important to
both the families as it seems to have gone one for years and years. I
am made to think this from the line "From ancient grudge break to new
mutiny" The word 'ancient' suggests that it is old and happened years
ago. In fact I think that the feud is so old that not even the actual
characters know what they are arguing and fighting about anymore.
Romeo and Juliet weren't even born when it started and were just born
into it. As were all of the others characters in the play. With this
in mind then it seems unfair that they should have got dragged into
it, it wasn't their fault their families had issues with one another.
The feud is very foolish and the violence is very stupid in this play.
Sampson begins a fight between the Montagues and Capulets at the start
of the play that could have easily been avoided. He insults the
Montagues by flicking his thumb from behind his upper teeth. Nowadays
that wouldn't have been seen as a n insult but back when that feud was
taking place they found it very insulting. He chose to 'thumb-bite' as
he wished to get into a fight with the Montagues without saying
anything abusive. It works and they fight. This shows hoe pointless
the feud is and how easily each of the families get wound up with each...
... middle of paper ...
...f they'd think it was his
own fault for messing around.
As soon as Tybalt enters the scene it is obvious that there is some
tension between Tybalt and Mercutio. Tybalt says ""â€¦good den;a word
with one of you" but Mercutio replies in such a way that provokes
Tybalt. "And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something
make it a word and a blow" Mercutio is trying to wind Tybalt up and is
looking for some reaction from him. This is yet another sign of
Mercutio certainly not trying to avoid a fight but looking for one.
The tension is increased when the readers become aware that Mercutio
has a sword "â€¦Here's my fiddlestickâ€¦" This raises the tension as it
means that actual physical harm could come to Tybalt and vice versa if
Tybalt has a sword too, which considering the time this is set in,
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Dramatic Tension in Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Previous to Act 3 Scene 1 Romeo and Juliet marry each other. This is a big problem because the Montague's (Romeos family) and the Capulet's (Juliet's family) are involved in, what seems like, an enormous feud. Nobody knows what it is about exactly, not even by the end of the play, but it is obvious that it is about something very important to both the families as it seems to have gone one for years and years.... [tags: Papers]
1952 words (5.6 pages)
- How Shakespeare Creates Dramatic Tension in Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s most famous love tragedy. In the midst of a feud between two families a pair of star-crossed lovers lay their lives. Tragically from the opening of this scene it appears that from the outset of the drama the adoring love between Romeo and Juliet is destined for bad things. This scene is one of the most crucial and dramatic scenes in the play because it outlines the tension and pain caused by the disputing families as they get to the peak of their troubles.... [tags: Papers]
610 words (1.7 pages)
How Shakespeare Creates Tension and Suspense through the Use of Language, Dramatic Irony, and Dramatic Devices in Act Three Scene One of Romeo and Jul
- How Shakespeare Creates Tension and Suspense through the Use of Language, Dramatic Irony, and Dramatic Devices in Act Three Scene One of Romeo and Juliet I will approach this task by looking at the different devices and language Shakespeare uses in Act 3 Scene 1, and explain how these techniques create tension. The Globe Theatre was where most of Shakespeare’s plays were performed. This was not however, the perfect environment to stage a performance. There were many problems with the Globe Theatre.... [tags: Papers]
1625 words (4.6 pages)
- Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about two young star crosses lovers, ‘A pair of lovers whose relationship is said to be doomed from the start’, which unites their families of sworn enemies together. It fits into the tragedy genre, as it’s a play that contains many distressing scenes, which involves many deaths of characters. Furthermore, during the time this play was written, Italy was stereotyped as a very rough place where many fights take place. In addition, this play is set in Verona, Italy, which somewhat relates to the play in a way, due to the fighting between the two families that takes place.... [tags: Shakespeare, Dramatic Devices, Romeo and Juliet, ]
998 words (2.9 pages)
- Examine how Shakespeare creates dramatic tension at the lovers’ first meeting in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. How easy is it to relate to them. Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most important scenes in the play because it is the scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet. The play is fundamentally about two families: the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. It is during Act 1 Scene 5 where they first fall in love; however, they’re unaware that they are from their rival families, which creates dramatic tension.... [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
1499 words (4.3 pages)
- Act 3 scene 5 is the most dramatic and significant part of the play, it is a crucial turning point of the play because the lovers are talking bout circumstances which could change (or take) their lives. Shakespeare uses language to describe the tragic actions and misunderstandings while foreshadowing their eventual death. The language throughout the play uses many powerful poetic phrases which stimulate strong images in our minds, the metaphors used contrast sharply from loving poetical language to dark images foreshadowing death.... [tags: Romeo and Juliet, shakespeare, ]
1476 words (4.2 pages)
- This tragic story of two unfortunate lovers who are in deep love but their clashing families’ threat the existence of their relationship but secretly marry and are soon diffused from each other involving a herbal potion, and soon tragedy itself breaks loose. In this essay I’m going to discuss how Shakespeare builds the tension ‘Romeo and Juliet’, specifically concentrating on act 3 scenes 1. I’m going to analyse how the character, action, plot, setting and language build tension in this scene. As well as making references and connections to the play as one piece.... [tags: romeo and juliet]
1651 words (4.7 pages)
- The Dramatic Impact of Act 3 Scene of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', and in particular Act 3 scene 5 is full of dramatic tension, fuelled by various themes. Among the most prominent of these themes are those of secrecy, conflicting public an private worlds, dramatic irony, and the major contrasts in the beginning of the scene when compared to the end of the scene. Many of the stark contrasts that fill the play are clearly seen in Act 3 scene 5, and these include some of the major issues of the day (late 16th century Britain) such as those of life and death, and loyalty and honour.... [tags: Papers]
1570 words (4.5 pages)
- Sustained Tension in act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 in Romeo and Juliet is one of the most exciting and most tensely filled scenes throughout the play. The scene is at its most exciting during the battles between Tybalt and Mercutio and Tybalt and Romeo because it is really tense as each man is trying to kill each other and it ends up with two men dying. It also makes it more exciting as they are lots of people gathered round the fight chanting and shouting.... [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]
581 words (1.7 pages)
- The Dramatic Potential of Act One Scene One and Act Three Scene Five in Romeo and Juliet In the play, there are many instances where it is apparent that Shakespeare intended his plays to be acted out, and not just read. The plot is based around two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, and the intense love they have for one another. It has however, many smaller sub-plots, which add another level to the play, and make it more interesting to read and watch. In Act1 Scene1, some of the vocabulary used gives a tense atmosphere.... [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]
676 words (1.9 pages)
- The Failure of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper
- J B Priestley's Creation of Tension in An Inspector Calls
- A Day in the Shoes of a Teenager Who Lives in a House of Seven People
- The Individual and the Family in Texts
- Julius Caesar's Responsibility for His Own Death in William Shakespeare's Play
- Settling for Half in Arthur Miller's Play a View From the Bridge