What are the reasons for the conflicts in Act Three Scene One? How is this scene dramatically powerful?
The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play. A tragedy is a play were the main characters die. It is about two young people who fall in love but their families are currently having a feud. Against their families will they secretly marry. After this marriage everything goes horribly wrong ending up in their deaths. This play is based on love but there is a lot of violence and fighting involved in the play. An example of this is in the first scene. In this scene there is a fight going on between the Montague and Capulet families. This fighting occurs between the two families which goes back so far that no one actually knows who started it. In this essay I will discuss the reasons for the conflicts in Act Three Scene One and why this scene is dramatically powerful.
Romeo and Juliet has a prologue. In Attic Greek drama, a character in the play, as very often a deity, stood forward before the action of the play began. One of the main reasons for a prologue is to usher the audience from the real world to the world of the play. The prologue in Romeo and Juliet tells the audience that Romeo and Juliet are going to die. “A pair of star crossed lovers take their life”. This means that the audience knows that they are going to die which is more than the characters know; this means that dramatic irony is used. Also in the prologue the audience knows that there is a feud happening and that it is going to reach a new level. “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny”. This shows that the events in the play will change the state of this grudge. Again this is dramatic irony.
The first act is about a fight between Montague and Capulet members. It begins with Capulet’s servants, Sampson and Gregory, joking together and boasting that they are superior to the Montagues. Then two of Montague’s servants appear and Sampson urges Gregory to pick a fight with them. After...