Essay on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

The long lived rivalry between the Montague and Capulets causes a fight in Verona. The brawl is soon broken up by Verona high authority. Romeo hears of a party at the house of Capulet, he knows he must go to see Rosalyn to find out if she really is his true love. He gatecrashes the party with his good friend Mercutio only to fall in love with a beautiful girl.

Romeo and Juliet's love at first sight is challenged by Juliet's Nurses knowledge. Her nurse reveals to each of them each others surnames, they are both expectedly shocked.

Juliet is later seen at her window calling out for Romeo. To her surprise he appears below her, after breaking into the
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The dramatic mood of this scene will be enhanced by the over-ruling tone of the storm, which reflects all the anger and rage inside the characters throughout it.

Mercutio was dressed to stand out. His clothing and overall appearance would be different to that of the other characters. This shows his unique personality visually. He also has a very spontaneous personality. His mood changes at an instant.

In my play the fighting between Tybalt and Mercutio would start instantaneously from the point where Tybalt says "I am for you" (Line 82) as in Shakespeare's original of the play. This would seem more appropriate for the production as it is more realistic, because Tybalt has come to have a fight and Mercutio's aggravating onslaught of offence could drive anyone to turn on him. Mercutio's spontaneous personality would put his character neatly into the situation. Anyone of a very calm nature would not end up fighting with Tybalt as Mercutio's instant temperament would, and does.

Mercutio's 'split personality' is used in every version of 'Romeo & Juliet' I've seen. This is because it is very relevant that his character can quickly change, as he is a neutral sided and cannot choose any family's view permanently. One place in the play

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