Romeo & Juliet by Tom Green
The scene in which I was to pick from the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is the fight near the middle of the play between Tybalt, Mercutio and Romeo. What happens is Romeo along with his cousin and his friend Benvolio and Mercutio go off gallivanting to a party hosted by the Capulet family who are the rivals of the Montague family (Romeo’s family). During the party a Capulet called Tybalt recognises the Montague’s through their disguise and whilst refraining from attacking them then, sometime after he challenged Romeo to a duel but Romeo did not get this message and it ended up his friend Mercutio defending Romeo to the extent of him duelling Tybalt on Romeo’s behalf. Whilst fighting Romeo comes at the wrong time to see his dear old friend get killed by the tip of Tybalt’s sword. Fuelled by anger and grief Romeo chases after Tybalt in order to avenge Mercutio’s death by slaying Tybalt. Now with Tybalt slain and the Prince on his way Romeo runs to seek his only refuge with Friar Lawrence. Back at the crime scene the Prince has arrived and hears the story of what had happened from Benvolio and reaches to the verdict that Romeo is banished from Verona’s walls. I find that this part is a very important part in the book because it is where everything goes wrong for Romeo and Juliet as they found it hard to see each other in the first place so now it is almost impossible for them to meet up and do what it is that they do. Also Juliet must be really sad because she has lost her cousin Tybalt and Romeo has been banished out of Verona. And this fight is really what caused the death of Romeo and Juliet because if Tybalt had not killed Mercutio then Romeo would not have killed Tybalt. Then Juliet would not have been rushed into marrying Paris, which would not have lead Juliet getting that sleeping draught, which would not have lead to Romeo finding out that way and buying the poison and using it on himself,...
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