Enoch Griffith, Act III Scene 1
Updated: 2/24/2021
Enoch Griffith, Act III Scene 1

Storyboard Text

  • The Confrontation
  • "Romeo the hate I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain"
  • Mercutio's Death
  • "Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man"
  • Tybalt's Death
  • They wait for one of us that much is sure.
  • Many have died in this place Montague, befriend their spirits while you still have time. They wait to welcome you with open arms
  • Tybalt enters with a group of Capulets. He approaches Benvolio and Mercutio and asks to speak with one of them, Annoyed, Mercutio begins to taunt and provoke him. Romeo enters. Tybalt turns his attention from Mercutio to Romeo, and calls Romeo a villain. Romeo, now secretly married to Juliet and now Tybalt's kinsman, refuses to be angered by Tybalt's verbal insult. Tybalt tells Romeo to draw his sword, Romeo protests that he had good reason to love Tybalt, and does not wish to fight him.
  • He asks that until Tybalt knows the reason for this love, he put aside his sword. Mercutio angrily draws his sword and declares that if Romeo will not fight Tybalt, he will. Mercutio and Tybalt begin to fight. Romeo attempting to restore peace, throws himself between the combatants. Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeos' arm, and as Mercutio falls, Tybalt and his men hurry away. Mercutio dies, cursing both the Montagues and Capulets.
  • Enraged, Romeo declares that his love for Juliet has made him weak, and that he should have fought Tybalt in Mercutio's place. When Tybalt, still angry, storms back onto the scene, Romeo draws his sword. They fight, and Romeo kills Tybalt