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What is the plot of Act 3, scene 1?  I know the climax are the two deaths, but is the...

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mrusso93 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2008 at 7:08 AM via web

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What is the plot of Act 3, scene 1?  I know the climax are the two deaths, but is the rising action the fight?

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kirstens | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 8, 2008 at 8:43 AM (Answer #1)

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Yes, rising action will be anything that occurs before the climax of the play.  Shakespeare had a very specific plot diagram for his tragedies:  exposition, exciting force, rising action, climax, falling action, catastrophe, and then resolution.  The death of Tybalt is the climax - the point of no return / greatest tension - the events leading up to his death can be considered rising action. 

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anthony202 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2008 at 4:41 AM (Answer #2)

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