Romeo and Juliet Act 3

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  • Romeo and Juliet: Act 3
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Act 3, Scene 1
  • "Gentlemen, for shame forbear this outrage! Tybalt! Mercutio! The prince expressly hath forbid this bandying in Verona streets."
  • Act 3, Scene 2
  • "Blistered by thy tongue for such a wish! He was not born to shame. Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit, for it's a throne where honor may be crowded sole monarch of the universal Earth. O, what a beast was I to chide at him!"
  • Throughout Act 3, Scenes 1-5, a series of events take place that are major plot points of the play.
  • Act 3, Scene 3
  • "Hark, how they knock!-Who's there?-Romeo O, arise. Thou wilt be taken.-Stay awhile.-Stand up. Run to my study.-By and by.-God's will, what simpleness is this?-I come, I come. Who knocks so hard? Whence come you What's your will?"
  • During this scene, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel, but he respectfully declines. On the other hand, Mercutio steps up to the challenge and begins to fight Tybalt in order to defend Romeo Romeo. However, the following series of events are unexpected and Benvolio is stuck in the middle of the two trying to stop the fight before the prince gets involved and people start getting hurt.
  • Act 3, Scene 4
  • "Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender of my child's love..."
  • After witnessing Romeo kill Tybalt at the fight, the nurse rushes back to inform Juliet on the series of events that had just taken place. Although confused on who is dead and alive, Juliet has mixed feeling on how she feels about Tybalt, her cousins death. Though Romeo did kill him, she still comes up with a reasonable answer on as to why she is still on Romeo's side.
  • Act 3, Scene 5
  • "Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get to church o' Thursday, or never look me in the face."
  • Once Romeo was banished from the city of Verona, he went into hiding to seek advice from Friar Lawrence. As they are going over his escape plan, the Nurse comes on the scene knocking; she wanted to pass along the message from Juliet for him to come over.
  • After Tybalt's tragic death, the Capulet family is mourning his loss. Thinking Juliet is very upset, Lord Capulet decides to take matters into his own hands and arrange Paris and Juliet's wedding.
  • Once the news is delivered from Juliet's marriage on her upcoming marriage to Paris, Juliet does not hesitate to show her emotions. In other words, after refusing to marry Paris (the marriage in which her father arranged), the tone of the plot changes from happy to angry. In this scene, Lord Capulet is furious with the way Juliet is acting.
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