Romeo and Juliet Act III

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Chronological order of the main events in each scene of Act III, followed by a summary.

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  • Scene 1
  • Scene 2
  • Scene 3
  • Tybalt looks to challenge Romeo but instead wounds Mercutio, who tried to defend Romeo's honor. Mercutio's dies to the injury, and Romeo gets revenge on Tybalt by killing him. Benvolio explains the story to the Prince, who banishes Romeo from Verona.
  • Scene 4
  • The Nurse enters Juliet's room with distress. Juliet thinks that Romeo died and is struck with melancholy. When told that Tybalt died and Romeo is banished, Juliet worries more about Romeo than Tybalt. She sends the Nurse to fetch Romeo from Friar Lawrence.
  • Scene 5
  • Romeo and Juliet: Act III
  • In Act III of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is banished from Verona by Prince Escalus because he killed Tybalt, who killed Mercutio in a duel when he was looking to challenge Romeo as revenge for what he did at the masquerade ball. When Juliet found out about the news, she worried about Romeo's situation over the death of Tybalt, and she sent the Nurse to bring Romeo over for the night as originally planned. Romeo, who was hiding at Friar Lawrence's cell, was blaming himself for what he had done to get himself into the situation he was now in, which could have been worse, as Friar Lawrence described to Romeo. After the Nurse brought Romeo to Juliet that evening, Lord Capulet and Paris finished an arrangement for Juliet's marriage to Paris within three days of time. The next morning, after Romeo left for Mantua, Juliet is threatened to be disowned by her father for not wanting to be married to Paris and begins to seek help from Friar Lawrence.
  • Romeo complains to Friar Lawrence about his misfortune of being unable to meet Juliet. The Friar scolds Romeo for being ignorant towards his lucky situation in a serious crime. The Nurse then arrives to escort Romeo to Juliet before escaping to Mantua.
  • Act III Summary
  • Lord Capulet excuses the opportunity for Paris to court Juliet due to the recent death of Tybalt. The marriage is then arranged for the Thursday of that week. Lady Capulet is ordered to make sure Juliet knows about marriage so that she can prepare for it.
  • Romeo gives his final partings to Juliet before leaving. Lady and Lord Capulet and the Nurse request Juliet's reply about the marriage, who declines the proposal. Lord Capulet threatens to disown Juliet if she does not abide by his terms, so she seeks for the Friar's help.
  • Evan He, Cristian Garcia, Stephen Bell Gurnea ELA 1 PreAP Period 1 1, December 2016
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