How Does Shakespeare Use Dramatic Devices in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet in Order to Make It Such an Interesting, Exciting, and Important Scene?

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How does Shakespeare use dramatic devices in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet in order to make it such an interesting, exciting, and important scene? Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous, tragedies of all time. It was written in the 16th century by Shakespeare where two star crossed lovers whose love is forbidden. In the opening of Act 3 scene 1 Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy, dramatic irony and a use of contrast. This scene is pivotal because it has a huge role to the entire story line. Everything changes because of this scene and has the audience at the edge of their seat. The negative emotions brought forth by the death of Mercutio it is in contrast against the positive joyful emotions earlier in the scene between Romeo and Juliet when they get married. Shakespeare uses contrast very effectively; he makes the audience pleased that two loved couples are happily married and then does a twist and creates suspense leaving the audience flabbergasted at the death of Mercutio. As soon as the street brawl starts the weather instantly changes, this is pathetic fallacy which Shakespeare used. “For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.” From this we can extract it implies that the moods of the characters is in such a state that the natural order has become unbalanced. The audience have a wall of tension rising rapidly as the scene moves on quickly. They are anxious to find out what happens next because aggressive young men and scorching weather do not mix. Dramatic irony was used in Act 3 Scene 1. Romeo came back joyful because he is now married with Juliet who is Tybalt’s cousin but Tybalt does not know about this. Tybalt wants to fight with Romeo but he refuses and tells his love for Tybalt. Dramatic irony was used because the audience know that Romeo is cousins with Tybalt but Tybalt is not aware of it. Tybalt cries: “Therefore turn, and draw!” The audience is afraid to what may happen next and this keeps them reading on because they are very...
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