Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Plot and Quotes

Why has Tybalt come looking for Romeo? To duel Romeo
What does Mercutio do? He decides to fight because Romeo doesn’t want to fight
How does Romeo contribute to Mercutio’s death? Romeo tried to breakup Mercutio and Tybalt’s fight
What is the outcome of the fight between Romeo and Tybalt? Tybalt is hit with the sword in the chest and dies.
What punishment does Escalus give Romeo? Romeo is banished from Verona; if he comes back, he will be killed.
Why does Juliet defend Romeo’s actions? Romeo is Juliet’s husband. They have been married for 3 hours.
At the end of scene 2, what does Juliet ask the nurse to do? Find Romeo and give him her engagement ring
What is Romeo’s reaction when Friar Lawrence tells him that Escalus has banished him? He says he would rather be dead than not be able to see Juliet.
What is Friar Lawrence’s plan for Romeo? Be grateful that he didn’t die. Friar Laurence will think this through. There is still time.
In scene 4, what does Capulet tell Paris? Because of Tybalt’s death, Paris is going to marry Juliet on Thursday to make everyone happy. It is Monday; Wednesday is too soon; However, Romeo is with Juliet
At the beginning of scene 5, why do Romeo and Juliet discuss whether it is morning or not? If it is day, Romeo must leave in order to live.
What is Capulet’s reaction when he learns that Juliet refuses to marry Paris? He is EXTREMELY upset
What does the nurse tell Juliet she should do? Just marry Paris. Romeo’s banished, you won’t see him again. Paris is a better match anyway.
At the end of scene 5, why is Juliet so angry with the nurse? The nurse didn’t stand up for what Juliet wanted.
How are Juliet’s beliefs about love and marriage different from her parents’? She believes that marriage should be out of love, not force nor money nor power.
When talking to her parents in this act, explain how some of Juliet’s lines are filled with double meanings? When Juliet wants to give Romeo the poison, but actually wants to just see him.
Describe the change in Juliet’s behavior toward her parents. Juliet goes from loving them deeply to being extremely mad at them for setting up her marriage.
“I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire. The day is hot, the Capulets abroad, And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl; For nor, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.” Benvolio
“I do protest, I never injured thee, But I 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.” Romeo
“I am hurt, A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped… ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses! ‘Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratch a man to death! a braggart, a rogue, a villain, that fights by the book of arithmetic! Why the devil cam you between us? I was hurt under your arm.” Mercutio
“Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s souls Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company: Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.” Romeo
“I beg for justice, which thou, prince, must give; Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo must not live.” Lady Capulet
“And for that offence Immediately we do exile him hence: I have an interest in your hate’s proceeding, My blood for your rude brawls doth he-a-bleeding; But I’ll amerce you with so strong a fine That you shall all repent the loss of mine: I will be deaf to pleading and excuses; Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses: Therefore use none: let Romeo hece in haste, Else, when he’s found, that hour is his last. Bear hence this body and attend our will: Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.” Prince
“What devil art thou, that dost torment me thus? This torture should be roar’d in dismal hell. Hath Romeo slain himself? say thou but ‘I,’ And that bare vowel ‘I’ shall poison more Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice.” Juliet
“O, break, my heart! poor bankrupt, break at once! To prison, eyes, ne’er look on liberty! Vile earth, to earth resign; end motion here; And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier!” Juliet
“But with a rear-ward following Tybalt’s death, ‘Romeo is banished,’ to speak that word, Is father, mother, Tyblat, Romeo, Juliet, All slain, add dead. ‘Romeo is banished!’ There is no end, no limit, measure, bond, In that word’s death; no words can that woe sound.” Juliet
“Come, cords, come, nurse; I’ll to my wedding-bed; And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!” Juliet
“Ha, banishment! be merciful, say ‘death;’ For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death: do not say ‘banishment.’ Romeo
“P deadly sin! O rude unfaithfulness! Thy fault our law calls death; but the kind prince, Taking thy part, hath rush’d aside the law, And turn’d that black word death to banishment: This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not.” Friar Lawrence
“Hold thy desperate heand: Art thou a man? thy form cries out thou art: Thy tears are womanish.” Friar Lawrence
:Monday! ha, ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon, O’ Thursday, tell her, She shall be married to this noble earl. Will you be ready? do you like this haste? We’ll keep no great ado,–a friend or two; For, hark you, Tybalt being slain so late, It may be thought we held him carelessly, Being our kinsman, if we revel much.” Capulet
“We will have vengeance for it, fear thou not: Then weep no more. I’ll send to one in Mantua, Where that same banish’d runagate doth live, Shall give him such an unaccustom’d dram, That he shall soon keep Tybalt company: And then, I hope, thou wilt be satisfied.” Lady Capulet
“Now, by Saint Peter’s Church and Peter too, he shall not make me there a joyful bride. I wonder at this haste; that I must wed Ere he, that should be husband, comes to woo. I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet.” Juliet
“Hang thee, young baggage! disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday, Or never after look me in the face: Speak not, reply not, do not answer me.” Capulet
“Is there no pity sitting in the clouds, That sees into the bottom of my grief! O, sweet my mother, cast me not away! Delay this marriage for a month, a week; Or if you do not, make the bridal bed In that dim monument where Tybalt lies.” Juliet
“I think it best you married with the county. O, he’s a lovely gentleman! Romeo’s dishclout to him: an eagle, madam, Hath not so green, so quick, so fair an eye As Paris hath. Beshrew my very heart, I think you are happy in this second match, For it excels your first: or if it did not, Your first is dead; or ’twere as good he were, As iliving here and you no use of him.” Nurse
“I’ll to the friar, to know his remedy: If all else fail, myself have power to die.” Juliet

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