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This scene and act provide the climax of the tension that has been building up throughout the play Tension is presented first in the prologue when we are told about the death of the star crossed lovers Again tension is created in Act 1 scene 1 when the Capulets and the Montagues fight in the market place There we meet Tybalt who shows the violent hate of the feud I hate peace all Montagues and you In Act 1 scene 5 tension is stirred again when Tybalt sees Romeo at the Capulet party Ill not endure him suggesting that he may be forced to now but he will not later Only the intervention of Lord Capulet concerned that the hospitality rules of time will be broken and reflect badly on the Capulets stops trouble Benvolio and Mercutio are talking in the public square the Capulets are about looking for trouble It is obvious tension is brewing and Mercutio refuses to leave Shakespeare has presented Mercutio as a joker earlier in the play he is always laughing and teasing the others He seems to have quite a loud personality nay gentle Romeo we must have you dance He tends to speak aloud rather than to a specific person You are a lover borrow cupids wings These are just two of the lines by Mercutio which show his personality Benvolio is a peacemaker he does not like trouble and tries to avoid it Benvolio knows the capulets are about looking for trouble he begs to Mercutio lets retire but he does not listen Tybalt arrives with others behind him this gives the impression he is most important a leader He speaks to Mercutio Gentlemen good den a word with one of you He uses a civil respectful tone when talking to Mercutio When Mercutio responds And but on word with one of us Couple it with something make it a word and a blow T of the
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