Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scenes 1-5
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A plague a'both houses!
Shalt with him hence.
But I, a maid, die maiden-widowèd.
Act 3 Scene 1. After Romeo leaves his friends to be married with Juliet in Act 2 Scene 6 Mercuito and Benvolio have wondered where he has been. As Tybalt approches them Mercutio decides to fight him. Romeo enters to try and break up the fight and when he is standing between them Tybalt stabs Mercutio underneath Romeo's arm. As Mercutio is badly injured he says "A plague on both houses." His death is the result of the families' feud.
My concealed lady to our cancelled love?
Act 3 Scene 1. As a result of Mercutio's death, Romeo wants to avenge him. Tybalt comes back and him and Romeo fight. Tybalt says "Shalt with him hence." which in translation means "now you will be with him." Which refers to Mercutio in heaven. Romeo ends up killing Tybalt and Romeo flees. As the prince arrives to see what has happened he banishes Romeo from Verona.
A'Thursday let it be - a'Thursday, tell her, She shall be married to this noble earl.
Act 3 Scene 2. Juliet is waiting in her room for the day to turn into night, so hopefully Romeo will come and see her. whilst she is waiting, the nurse comes in and tells her someone has died. Juliet believes it is Romeo and doesn't want to live anymore. The nurse then tells Juliet that Tybalt has died and Romeo was the murderer. Juliet realises that she wont be able to see Romeo again and says "But, a maid, die maiden-widowèd." Meaning "I am a virgin and will die a virgin widow."
I must be gone and live, or stay and die.
Act 3 Scene 3. This scene starts with Romeo and Friar Lawrence talking about the situation with Tybalt and what Romeo is going to do. The nurse then knocks on the door and tells Romeo about Juliet and also that he should go and say good bye to her before he leaves. Romeo wonders "My concealed lady to our cancelled love?" Which means "What does my hidden love think of our ruined love?" Romeo final decides to go see Juliet and says his final goodbyes to Friar Lawrence and the nurse.
Act 3 Scene 4. At the start of this scene Capulate, Lady Capulate and Paris are all talking about marriage for Juliet. Juliet's parents state they haven't had time to convince Juliet to marry Paris. As the end of the scene nears Capulet decides on a date by saying "A'Thursday let it be - a'Thursday, tell her, she shall be married to this noble earl." This meaning that Juliet will be married on Thursday to Paris.
Act 3 Scene 5. At the start of the last scene of Act 3 Romeo and Juliet are talking in Juliet's bedroom. Romeo expresses he doesn't want to leave and Juliet tells him to stay. Romeo says "I must be gone and live, or stay and die." This meaning that if he stays then he will die whereas if he leaves he will live. After they say goodbye and Romeo leaves Lady Capulet enters and talks to Juliet about the greif she is feeling for Tybalts death. Soon after Capulet enters and tells Juliet she will marry Paris on Thursday. Juliets says she doesn't want to marry Paris and Capulet gets very mad. The scene ends with Juliet saying she will go to the Friar and if he can't help her then she will kill herself.
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