How Does Shakespeare Make Act 3 Scene 1 Exciting

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How does Shakespeare make Act 3 Scene 1 exciting and dramatic? How does Shakespeare make Act 3 Scene 1 exciting and dramatic? This scene begins with Mercutio, Benvolio and various attendants meeting in the street, aware of the trouble brewing this hot day. Tybalt appears looking for Romeo and the opportunity for a fight. Romeo joins the group fresh from his wedding. He tries to avoid conflict with Tybalt but Mercutio, mistaking his reluctance for cowardice, starts to fence with Tybalt. Romeo steps between them to stop the fight but Mercutio is accidentally and fatally wounded and Tybalt flees. When Tybalt returns, an incensed Romeo fights and kills Tybalt, then flees. The Prince sentences Romeo in his absence to immediate banishment on pain of death. There are many exciting and dramatic reactions from each character in this scene. Benvolio plays his usual role as a peacemaker in this scene trying to persuade Mercutio to leave and avoid trouble. But Mercutio as always is dismissive, simply taking another drink and beginning arguing smugly about the probability of a fight. When the Capulets do enter Benvolio seems to sigh frustratedly as the situation arrives despite his numerous warnings. Mercutio still remains arrogant and seems to look forward to a row with Tybalt which is suggested when he says “By my heel, I care not”. Mercutio and Tybalt begin to row loudly and Benvolio tells them to take their business somewhere more private but is once again ignored with both men engaged in a verbal conflict. Romeo then enters interrupting the two men. Tybalt strides towards him throwing aggressive insults which Romeo simply ignores and carries. This reluctance angers Tybalt who demands he turns and engages in a duel. Again Romeo proclaims that he values Tybalt and his family more than he can imagine. Mercutio cries out in anguish that Tybalt has won because of
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