Romeo And Juliet Conflicts In Act 3 Scene 1

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What are the reasons for the conflicts in Act Three Scene One? How is this scene dramatically powerful?

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play. A tragedy is a play were the main characters die. It is about two young people who fall in love but their families are currently having a feud. Against their families will they secretly marry. After this marriage everything goes horribly wrong ending up in their deaths. This play is based on love but there is a lot of violence and fighting involved in the play. An example of this is in the first scene. In this scene there is a fight going on between the Montague and Capulet families. This fighting occurs between the two families which goes ...view middle of the document...

Then two of Montague’s servants appear and Sampson urges Gregory to pick a fight with them. After the quarrel Romeo is thinking about a woman who he loves but she does not share that same love. While this is happening Lord Capulet is talking to Paris about him marrying Juliet. So Juliet is told that she is going to meet Paris at a feast. Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio join the Capulet party and Tybalt sees Romeo and tries to start a fight with him but Lord Capulet tells him to endure his presence. After this event Romeo sees Juliet and ends up kissing her. After this kiss they both find out who they really are and then realize that they are from each of the feuding families. Mercutio and Benvolio go looking for Romeo and can’t find him so Mercutio gets annoyed about Romeo having fun without him. Romeo was actually talking to Juliet on her balcony and they decide to meet up again the next day. On the next day Juliet’s nurse tells her that she is to meet up with Romeo and marry him. And so she goes to Friar Lawrence’s cell and they get married. This scene is nice and peaceful and then it suddenly shifts to act three scene one which is very violent. In this scene Tybalt goes to confront Romeo but he was not present but Mercutio mocks him. Eventually Romeo comes and Tybalt starts to mock him. Romeo just takes it and Mercutio starts to wonder why Romeo just takes it. He doesn’t know that Tybalt is now family with Romeo because he got married to Juliet. Because Romeo wasn’t fighting back, Mercutio defends him by challenging Tybalt for himself. During this duel Romeo tries to split it up but it ended in Mercutio’s death. And so Romeo chases after Tybalt and kills him. After this Benvolio tells him to leave before the prince gets there and so he does. After this scene the play shifts to another peaceful scene. In the Capulet household, Juliet longs for night to come so that Romeo can come to her. Suddenly the nurse rushes in with news of the fight between Romeo and Tybalt. But the nurse is so distraught she stutters her words making it sound as though Romeo is dead. Juliet assumes that Romeo has killed himself and she resigns to die herself. But then the nurse starts to moan about Tybalt’s death and then Juliet assumes that they both died. When the story gets straight Juliet understands that Romeo killed tybalt and has been exiled. So she curses Romeo’s name and the nurse echoes her but then Juliet denounces her for criticizing her husband and regrets faulting him. She says that she will die without a wedding night, a maiden-widow. But the nurse assures her that wherever he is hiding, Romeo will come for their wedding night. Juliet gives the nurse a ring to give to Romeo as a token of their love.
The next scene is in Friar Lawrence’s cell and Romeo is wondering what punishment he has been given by the prince for his murder of tybalt. The friar tells him he is lucky and has only been banished but Romeo says this is a punishment...

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