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How does shakespeare increase tension in act 3 scene 1?

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terriannhayes | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 27, 2007 at 5:32 AM via web

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How does shakespeare increase tension in act 3 scene 1?

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luvthekingofsc | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted February 27, 2007 at 7:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Act 3 Scene 1 is when Mercutio is killed. It starts with Benvolio and him walking. He's out for a fight and out pops Tybalt. Romeo comes, just been married to Juliet, and is all happy and everything while, unbeknownst to him, Tybalt challenged him to a battle. Since he turns it down (who wants to start a marriage into a family with a duel to a cousin?) Mercutio flips out and fights in his stead. Stuff happens and he dies. Then Romeo kills Tybalt because Tybalt killed his best friend.
If that isn't tense, I don't know what is. ^-^

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:02 AM (Answer #2)

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This question has already been answered.  Here is a link for you:  http://www.enotes.com/romeo-and-juliet/q-and-a/how-does-shakespeare-create-tension-for-audience-48249

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