Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio Pages: 5 (1421 words) Published: February 27, 2014

Act Three Scene One

This scene is important because it is the climax of the entire play when Romeo exclaims “O, I am fortune’s fool!”

Fortune/Fate is important because it touches on Romeo’s dream foresaw in Act One, Scene Four that what happened at the party would lead to his untimely death. Romeo killing Tybalt and being banished from the kingdom is a main contributing factor to him being killed

Love as a destructive force is used in this scene as Romeo states that the reason that Mercutio dying is that his LOVE for Juliet has caused him to become effeminate

Death is used in this scene because Mercutio and Tybalt died

Act Three Scene Two

Juliet is thinking about Romeo when she hears the news that Romeo is banished and that Tybalt is dead

Also fate is said again, in Act One Scene Five Juliet states “If he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed” in this scene she claims that since Romeo is banished she’s going to die a maiden-window, and she kind of does

Juliet states that she is Romeo’s three hour wife in response to his killing her of closest relative, Tybalt. This is important I feel because this act of murder is shaking Juliet out her love trance and she’s finally realizing how fast things have moved

Paradox is used when Juliet says that “My husband, who Tybalt would have slain. And Tybalt’s dead, that would have slain my husband” She’s basically saying that the entire fight was a lose-lose situation because either one person she deeply cared about would have ended up dead.

Also, Juliet is waiting for Romeo to “celebrate their wedding night” in her room which is in the middle of the Capulet orchard, which is a symbol for fertility.

Bird Imagery is used when she refers to Romeo as a “dove-feathered raven” a raven is a symbol for a bad omen, but when she combines it with the feathers I feel that think Romeo looks innocent on the outside but on the inside he hides bad fortune—which is correct

Even though Romeo’s not dead, Juliet views his banishment as an equivalent to death, she also makes many more comparisons like “and death not Romeo take my maidenhead” which makes it seems that death is controlling her life


In this scene Romeo is told again that he’s being unmanly, as a cause of his love for Juleit

Death is used as a foreshadowing The Friar instantly links Romeo and Juliet’s marriage to death when he tells Romeo “Thou art wedded to calamity” this serves as foretelling to the lover’s impending dooms

Romeo is being difficult because the Friar is telling Romeo that he is lucky that he is not dead right now, but he keeps on complaining that being alive is worse than death if he doesn’t get to see Juliet

It’s a flashback to Act One when the Romeo says that she would give up her name for Romeo, in this scene Romeo threatens to stab himself and says he will cut out the part of his body that holds his family’s name (which makes 0 sense)


In this scene Juliet’s parents make the decision that she will be married to Paris on Friday, unbeknownst to them, she’s already married to Romeo


The bird imagery in this scene is that when Juliet wishes that the sound of the morning lark was the sound of a nightingale. This symbolizes that Romeo and Juliet’s love mostly took place at night or in the dark. They were married in a dark room, they met at a party at night, and the last time they see each other is at the break of morning.

Fortune/Fate is used when Juliet begs the Fates that they will not keep Romeo away from her for that long, but she hopes that he will come back to her. This is dramatic irony as we know that fate will bring Romeo back, but not how she would want him to come back.

Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet is mourning the loss of Tybalt rather crying for Romeo so she comes up with a plan to poison Romeo. This again is...
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