First, Juliet is alive and still loves him. Go before, nurse: commend me to thy lady; And bid her hasten all the house to bed, Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto: Romeo is coming. And say'st thou yet that exile is not death? People like that die miserable. She snatches away his dagger, and Friar Laurence begs Romeo to look at the bright side - at least he and Juliet are both still alive. The Nurse enters the scene and informs Rome and the Friar that Juliet is very distraught over the news of Romeo's banishment. Tybalt enters, saying he wants to talk to Mercutio about Romeo, who is his main target, and Mercutio challenges him to a fight. The arrival of the Prince and the angry citizens shifts the focus of the play to a different sort of public sphere.
Enter Nurse Nurse O holy friar, O, tell me, holy friar, Where is my lady's lord, where's Romeo? Tybalt is unsure how to deal with Romeo. The Nurse explains that Juliet will meet Romeo and marry him. Shakespeare also underlines the contrast between youth and old age. They have made worms' meat of me: I have it, And soundly too. By my holy order, I swear I thought you were stronger and more stable than this. Heaven is in Verona because this is where Juliet lives. Capulet becomes angry and tells her that she needs to show up at the church on Thursday, or he will disown her.
Juliet soon appears, and Friar Laurence brings them into the church to be married. When the Nurse eventually arrives, she comically refuses to give Juliet any information about Romeo until she has received a back rub. How nice the quarrel was: how trivial the cause of the quarrel was. Let Romeo get out of here quickly. This is the truth, or let Benvolio die. Why are you ranting about your birth, the heavens, and the earth? Lady Capulet accuses Benvolio of lying to protect Romeo because he is on the Montague side of the feud, or long-lasting fight among families.
I could stand here all night listening to good advice like this. Tybalt's death Was woe enough, if it had ended there: Or, if sour woe delights in fellowship And needly will be rank'd with other griefs, Why follow'd not, when she said 'Tybalt's dead,' Thy father, or thy mother, nay, or both, Which modern lamentations might have moved? And, as he fell, did Romeo turn and fly. Meanwhile, Romeo has succeeded in leaping over the Capulets' garden wall and is hiding beneath Juliet's balcony. They fight, and Romeo kills Tybalt. O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate And in my temper soften'd valour's steel! Scene 4 Scene 4 takes place in a room on the Capulet's house.
The garden setting is more than just a secretive meeting place — it invokes images of a pastoral Eden, which symbolizes both purity and virginity. Nurse It did, it did; alas the day, it did! He seems to see people as the cause of his death, and gives no credit to any larger force. 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: Therefore we'll have some half a dozen friends, And there an end. I would the fool were married to her grave! Nurse And from my soul too; Or else beshrew them both. Nurse O, she says nothing, sir, but weeps and weeps; And now falls on her bed; and then starts up, And Tybalt calls; and then on Romeo cries, And then down falls again. Come, civil night, Thou sober-suited matron, all in black, And learn me how to lose a winning match, Play'd for a pair of stainless maidenhoods: Hood my unmann'd blood, bating in my cheeks, With thy black mantle; till strange love, grown bold, Think true love acted simple modesty. Eventually Benvolio helps Mercution off the street and the two exit the scene.
Thy Juliet is alive, For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead— There art thou happy. As Tybalt fell, Romeo turned and ran. Romeo tries to encourage Mercutio but it is obvious he will die. Is he gone, and hath nothing? Act 3, Scene1, Part 1 Song: Count on Me By: Bruno Mars This is an interesting choice, I know, but I feel that Romeo can be saying this to Mercutio after Tybalt kills him. Just opposite to what thou justly seem'st, A damned saint, an honourable villain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now. Or ill-beseeming beast in seeming both! A plague o' both your houses! Flies can do this but I have to abandon it: they are free men but I am banished.
As they talk Tybalt followed by a couple of servants enters the scene. Mercutio, Benvolio enter with a page and several servants. The Lady Juliet sent me. The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain. Go before, nurse: commend me to thy lady; And bid her hasten all the house to bed, Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto: Romeo is coming. A braggart, a rogue, a villain that fights by the book of arithmetic! They have made worms' meat of me: I have it, And soundly too: your houses! Therefore, he recommends that Romeo go visit Juliet and comfort her then sneak away to Mantua before anyone can find him. Go before, nurse: commend me to thy lady; And bid her hasten all the house to bed, Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto: Romeo is coming.
Lady Capulet tells her daughter not to speak to her for a while and leaves. Scene 5 takes place early the next morning after what the audience can assume was the honeymoon for Romeo and Juliet. Since birth and heaven and earth, all three do meet In thee at once, which thou at once wouldst lose? Please click Romeo and Juliet Script to access further Acts. Knocking Who knocks so hard? Romeo feels even worse when he hears about how he has hurt his new bride. Then Capulet has an idea that perhaps a wedding is just what they need to cheer everyone up.
Second, he killed Tybalt instead of the other way around. Romeo and Juliet enter wishing that the morning was not upon them. Mercutio accuses Benvolio of being a hypocrite, saying that he picks fights too and shouldn't be telling Mercutio not to get involved. Mercutio is saying that Benvolio has just made a very lame joke. Carrion-eating flies will have more vitality, a more blessed existence, and more romance than I will. Shakespeare underscores the idea that lovers must abandon their selfishness by having Romeo and Juliet swear to themselves, rather than to other bodies.
And sayst thou yet that exile is not death? As Juliet watches him climb down the ladder, she gets a bad feeling that she is looking at a dead person in the bottom of the tomb. The true horror of the feud is manifest in the way Mercutio uses his dying breaths to scream this phrase three times - making it sound like an actual curse. Thy form cries out thou art. Who ever would have thought it? Take up those cords: poor ropes, you are beguiled, Both you and I; for Romeo is exiled: He made you for a highway to my bed; But I, a maid, die maiden-widowed. Juliet's mother enters, and they discuss the recent events with Romeo and Tybalt. Romeo attempts to comfort Mercutio who dispatches his page to find a doctor.