Romeo and Juliet A Tragedy

ACT 3 Scene 1 : Mercutio and Benvolio are walking around in the square. Benvolio warns that the Capulets are around and looking to start a fight.

Tybalt starts arguing with Mercutio. Benovolio tries to keep the peace between the two.

Romeo enters the scene happily. Nobody knows he married Juliet. Tybalt starts arguing with him but Romeo does not want to fight him.

"I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love. And so, good Capulet—which name I tender As dearly as my own—be satisfied."
The hothead Mercutio draws his sword and challenges the "Prince of Cats" Tybalt to a duel.

Romeo tried to break up the fight but failed. Mercutio got stabbed and Tybalt and his men ran away.

"I am hurt! A plague o' your both houses. I am sped."

While Mercutio is dying, he curses both houses.

Romeo blames himself for his friend's death. He thinks loving Juliet has made him a coward. He believes that he should have fought Tybalt instead of Mercutio. He vowed to avenge his friend - a rash decision, and his tragic flaw.

Second Fight: Tybalt returns and Romeo fights him.

Romeo kills Tybalt. "O, I am fortune's fool!"

After Romeo kills Tybalt, Benvolio tells him to leave or else the Prince will kill him.

The Prince arrives and demands to know who started it. Benvolio tells what happened.

"Hmm.. So who started this?"
Believes that Romeo killed Tybalt and demands Romeo's life in exchange.

Lord Montague defends Romeo's actions saying it only did what the law would have done in killing Tybalt.

The Prince decided to banish Romeo from Verona. If Romeo ever returns, he will be executed.

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Nympha Pugh

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