Act 3 Scene 1 Summary

Act 3 Scene 1
Location: A Public Place in Verona
Characters: Mercutio, Benvolio, Tybalt, Romeo, Officer, Prince, Lady Capulet, Montague.
Time: Monday Afternoon.
Events: Benvolio and Mercutio have a conversation, Tybalt then comes along and asks where young Romeo is to fight him and only him because of Romeo’s appearance at the Capulets party. Romeo came along and Tybalt instantly wanted to fight but Romeo refuses to so Mercutio fights for him. Romeo intrudes and tries to stop the fight, Tybalt stabs Mercutio in under Romeo’s armpit, Mercutio dies crying.  Romeo then struggles with Mercutio’s death and goes after him and kills him.  Romeo ” O, I am fortunes fool” – Romeo. The prince comes along and asks Benvolio whats going on, Benvolio tells him everything.  Lady Capulet, Montague and Prince all have a discussion Prince then decides that Romeo will be exiled from Verona.
Romeo – ” This day’s black fate on moe days doth depend, This but begins the woe others must end”.

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