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Act Three Scene One Of William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Act Three Scene One of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Italians normally take a nap after lunch during the heat of the day.
In the height of summer the heat is supposed to create madness.
Shakespeare may have moved the action from spring to summer for just
this reason.

There are many themes in this play especially in this scene

* Hastiness- Romeo is hasty to fall in and out of love. The two are
too hasty to get married; they never thought about what could go
wrong.

* Infatuation- Romeo and Juliet, in all probability, were not really
in love. They were infatuated with each other. They were in love
with the idea that they were in love. They could not have fallen
so deeply in love with only one conversation.

* Selfishness- Tybalt was selfish for killing Mercutio. Romeo was
not thinking of Juliet as he killed her cousin.

Mercutio and Benvolio are in the public square of the city. Benvolio
suggests that they go home since the Capulets are likely to encounter
them (and if we meet we shall not scape a brawl). Mercutio is always
ready for a fight, Responds with his good-natures humour and accuses
Benvolio of being too peace loving.

True to Benvolio's prediction, Tybalt and his attendants arrive on the
scene. Tybalt wants to know Romeo's whereabouts as he has not replied
to his letter of challenge. Mercutio mocks him and draws his sword.
Just then, Romeo arrives. Tybalt calls Romeo a villain. Romeo, fresh
from his marriage to Juliet, informs him that reasons of love prevent
him from fighting, but he denies that he is a villain. Tybalt again
invites Romeo to a fight, and Romeo refuses.

However Mercutio is outraged when Romeo receives Tybalt's abuse with
mildness because he has married Juliet, he now loves all the Capulets.
Mercutio finds Romeo's submission dishonorable and draws his sword. He
dares Tybalt to fight him, and the duel begins. Romeo tries to stop
the fight. In the confusion that follows, Tybalt wounds
Mercutio(ironically underneath Romeo's arm). Tybalt and his men flee
from the scene , and Mercutio dies. His wit, as much as his curse on
the houses of Montague and Capulets alike awakens Romeo's own sense of
honour and so he says "for Mercutio's soul is but a little way above
our heads, staying for thine to keep him company, either thou, or I,
or both must go with him."

When Tybalt returns, Romeo discards his softness, calls Tybalt a
villain, and challenges him to fight to the death. When they fight he
forgets his new bride and takes his sword to attack her cousin in an
act of vengeance. Romeo kills Tybalt. Once again the citizens of
Verona rush to the scene of the fighting. As the citizens attempt to
arrest Romeo, Benvolio bids him to flee and he rushes off.

The Prince arrives with his attendants followed by...

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