How Does Shakespeare Make Act 3 Scene 1 Dramatic? How Is It a Turning Point in the Play?

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a tragic love story, written by William Shakespeare. 'Romeo and Juliet' is thought to have been written in 1595 or 1596. Romeo meets a beautiful girl named Juliet who he falls in love with. She is a member of a family that Romeo's family is at conflict with. There love is forbidden, but they go against it and pledge themselves to each other. Juliet, in order to be with Romeo, pretends to kill herself, but he does not know. Romeo finds Juliet in her pretend death believes it is real and kills himself right beside her. Juliet wakes up and realises what has happened and she also truly kills herself. This play has one dominating theme this is PASSION. There are many other themes these consist of; romance, rivalry, secrecy, love, hatred, fate, conflict. Immediately before act 3 scene 1 Romeo and Juliet get married friar Lawrence the atmosphere at this part of the play is loving, calm and harmonious, however the atmosphere is the complete opposite at the beginning of act 3 scene 1, there is an atmosphere of passion, tension, anger and rebellion. We can tell this from the quote “mad blood stirring” this means that people are very angry and tempers are high, also this creates the impression that people are angry and ready to fight and that trouble is brewing and passions stirring, this makes the reader want to see what will happen next and leads them to believe that there is a bad, angry atmosphere. Shakespeare uses the weather to incorporate the tension through the stormy, humid atmosphere, this is called pathetic fallacy. The quote he uses is, “the day is hot”, this gives us the impression that the weather is hot and very stormy and so are tempers and feelings, which means tempers flare. This is a complete contrast of act 2 scene 6 because Romeo and Juliet get married by the friar when the audience would not even dream of any of the violence, destruction and death that would soon strike in Verona. Tybalt arrives to cause tension in this part of...
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