Romeo and Juliet - Analysis of Act 3 Scene i - Part 1

English Literature



6m 59s
Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo kills Tybalt. Is this the pivotal scene, or key turning point, of the play? How does this scene act as the catalyst for the rest of the action? What is the atmosphere of the two fights in this scene? Who is responsible for the deaths? In this tutorial we provide a summary of the scene, an exploration of the interaction between characters, the exploration of different film versions of this scene, particularly Zeffirelli and Luhrmann. We discuss the theme of honour and the influence of fate: “I am fortune’s fool.”


Miss Stella Vassiliou

Miss Catherine Hartley

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