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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story between to two feuding family the monteques and the Capulet and the tragic struggle of the two main characters to be together

Act 3 Scene 1 is the main turning point of the play where it becomes a tragedy, the scene begins with Mercutio telling jokes and then enters the happily married Romeo. Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt now that he has married Juliet, Tybalt thinks that Romeo is mocking him but still refuses so Mercutio decides to fight for Romeo because he has embarrassed himself because in the 16th century refusing to fight would make you a coward and ruin your social reputation and mercutio doesn't want his friend to do this, Romeo tries to stop them fighting but ends up getting Mercutio getting killed, then Romeo gets mad and kills Tybalt. The main theme of this scene is anger and hate which I believe is key because the play is a tragedy.

Benvolio tries to persuade Mercutio into going home "I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire: The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,

And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl" Benvolio being a peaceful character did not want to stand by and watch Mercutio fight one of the Capulets of which there were many that hot afternoon and on a hot day you feel hot and upset because of the heat

Tybalt insults Romeo "Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford No better term than this, Thou art a villain" Tybalt calls Romeo a villain to try to make him fight him but also because he will have no regrets in killing him. He then becomes angry at Romeo "this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me, therefore turn and draw" Tybalt says this because he thinks Romeo is mocking him and wants to fight him right away

Romeo tries to be nice to Tybalt "I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise.", Romeo says this because he does not want to hurt a cousin he just gained through marriage to Juliet this is an example of dramatic irony, Romeo is trying to stop Mercutio from fighting Tybalt "Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up." Romeo is so blinded by his love for Juliet that he does not want anyone to get hurt for something he does not want to do

Mercutio calls Romeo a coward "O calm, dishonourable vile submission:" Mercutio says this because Romeo decided to stand down like the common coward, he also tries to force Tybalt into fighting him "(he draws) Tybalt, you rat catcher, will you walk?" he wants to fight Tybalt for Romeo instead,. He then tries to get the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio off the streets "We



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