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can anyone PLEASE help ds with his course work

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2shoes Wed 21-Feb-07 15:19:57

does anyone know what happens in the beach scene when Mercutio argues with Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet??????

southeastastra Wed 21-Feb-07 15:20:28

no i have no idea

hairymclary Wed 21-Feb-07 15:20:55

no, i can't remember. doesn't he have the book there?

sassy Wed 21-Feb-07 15:24:25

Do you mean Act3 sc1, the big fight?

Tybalt tries to pick a fight with Romeo, Romeo won't be drawn cos he has just married Juliet. Mercutio can't stand to see his best mate insulted and takes Tybalt on himself.

Romeo tries to break the fight up, but Tybalt wounds Mercutio due to R's intervention. M goes off stage and dies.

R loses it completely, chases T and kills him. Then Benvolio remnds R that he is now likely to be executed for street brawling, R flees the scene and the Prince turns up to hear about events from B.

LIZS Wed 21-Feb-07 15:25:04

what beach, it is set in Verona ?!! Mercutio kills Tybalt but as that is essential to any understanding of the plot should n't he try to read it for himself ?!

LIZS Wed 21-Feb-07 15:25:47

Sorry t'other way round

KezzaG Wed 21-Feb-07 15:26:08

act 3 scene 1

if it is that scene this might help

JanH Wed 21-Feb-07 15:26:40

I didn't think there was a beach...is there an alternative film version which they have been shown or something?

JanH Wed 21-Feb-07 15:28:01

1996 - set in Verona Beach

scorpio1 Wed 21-Feb-07 15:28:02

try this?

snowleopard Wed 21-Feb-07 15:28:04

You may be getting confused because there's a beach in the Baz Luhrman film. There's no beach in the original play.

It's not a very long scene, so could you sit down with DS and read through it?

sassy Wed 21-Feb-07 15:29:03

The beach scene is the Baz Luhrmann version with Leo DiCaprio. A blardy nuisance for English teachers, as we now have have so many essays ending _"and then Juliet takes Romeo's gun and shoots herself".
Grrr.

2shoes Wed 21-Feb-07 15:31:56

thankyou thank you.
He has read it and seen it but as we all know 15 yr olds have brains like sieves and his note taking is not what it should be. Hopefully this drama has taught him a valuable lesson.
he says thanks as well

Ladymuck Wed 21-Feb-07 15:32:33

Please tell me that the ds in question is meant to be answering about the film and not the play....

Ladymuck Wed 21-Feb-07 15:32:58

Has he been to see the play?

2shoes Wed 21-Feb-07 15:35:27

he have to answer
why act 3 scene 1 is such an important and exiting scene and he is going to compare the play and the film.

snowleopard Wed 21-Feb-07 15:43:57

It changes the whole course of the play. If Tybalt hadn't killed Mercutio, Romeo wouldn't have killed Tybalt, he wouldn't have been banished, and the mix-up wouldn't have happened and the tragic ending wouldn't come about. It's the pivotal point of the play.

Having said that, DS may not quote me! He has to understand it himself. <strict finger-wag>

2shoes Wed 21-Feb-07 16:09:11

He says thanks that helped.
I never did any of this at school so haven't a clue.

deaconblue Wed 21-Feb-07 16:27:49

It's only a beach scene in the Leonado de Caprio film. Glad to see schools are teaching from the film rather than the text

JanH Wed 21-Feb-07 16:34:41

Presumably they will teach from any source that they think will grab their students' attention (doesn't seem to have worked in this instance however )

2shoes Wed 21-Feb-07 16:51:00

I don't think it has quite grabbed him tbh

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