Act III Song analyses Romeo and Juliet.

I say that Beat it by Michael Jackson is a great song for describing act III in Romeo and Juliet.Act III.I line 187


Immediately we do exile him hence.

In the First two lines of Beat It he says,

They told him, “Don’t you ever come around here.
Don’t wanna see your face. You better disappear.”

Which relates a lot to what the prince says to Romeo, how he is banishing Romeo from the city. In the song Beat It he says lines 6-7

Don’t wanna see no blood, don’t be a macho man
You wanna be tough, better do what you can.

While in Romeo and Juliet for the beginning of act III Mercutio bashes Benvolio about him being a man who always wants to act tough and be a man.

Another reference to how Beat It is like Act III of Romeo and Juliet is in lines 10-12.

No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right

Theses lines also relate to how Mercutio relates Benvolio to being a man for fighting. It also relates to how when Romeo fights Tybalt because he is fighting for Mercutio being defeated. While at the same time it relates to how the prince doesn’t care who is right or wrong everybody will be punished.



Ha, banishment! be merciful, say “death”

This shows that Romeo likes to play with his life, also later in Scene III Romeo doesn’t leave the room when there is a knock at the door showing everybody that he is not scared to be caught or to die. In Beat it lines 21-22

You have to show them that you’re really not scared
You’re playin’ with your life, this ain’t no truth or dare

These Lines relate to Romeo at this moment because Romeo is playing with his life right now and he knows it just as in the lines this ain’t no truth or dare, because this isn’t a truth or dare he knows that he is banished and if he is found he can be killed. This Shows me once again that Romeo is not scared to meddle with his life.

This is why i think that Beat It By Michael Jackson is a great song in describing act III of Romeo and Juliet, because it shows that Romeo is not afraid to meddle with his life and it also describes why Romeo killed Tybalt and got banished.

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