Act 3 Scene 1
Benvolio and Mercutio are in the streets of Verona debating whether who would be the better fighter between the two. Tybalt and other Capulets arrive searching for Romeo who just got married. Romeo enters and is welcomed with threats from Tybalt calling him a villain and challenging him to a fight, but Romeo refuses as they are now family although Tybalt doesn’t know about the marriage. Mercutio develops anger as his friend isn’t standing up for himself and challenges tybalt to a fight. Romeo knows it will end badly, as they were warned by the prince, and steps between the two trying to stop the fight. Tybalt takes advantage of this and stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm. Mercutio becomes mad at both of them as Romeo caused the stabbing and curses their houses in rage, “A plague o’both your houses” and repeats it as his last words before he dies. Romeo decides Mercutio mustn’t die alone, it must be him Tybalt or both of them, and they begin another fight, Romeo wins and Tybalt dies. Benvolio then tells Romeo that he must flee the scene as he and his family has been threatened by the prince. The authorities arrive and Benvolio tells them about the fight. The prince decides Romeo must leave Verona for good or be executed.
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy.
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name, which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
Act 2 Scene 4
Mercutio and Benvolio are joking around in the streets of Verona when Romeo interrupts them. They chat about Tybalt sending a letter threatening Romeo to a fight, but Romeo isn’t up to the challenge as Tybalt is very accurate with his sword and Romeo would rather focus on his love for Juliet. The conversation is then intervened by a Capulet servant and the Nurse who has come on behalf of Juliet. She questions Romeo if he is up to being part of Juliet’s life and being trustworthy in their soon to be marriage. Romeo assures her he will treat Juliet with respect “warrant thee, my man’s as true as steel”.
Act 2 Scene 3
Friar lawrence is out in the churches garden picking herbs and plants for his medicines. Romeo arrives and asks for him to marry together Romeo and Juliet “save what thou must combine by holy marriage”, Friar Lawrence is confused at this request as he still thought Romeo was in love with Rosaline. Friar denies this request a he knows that the Montagues (Romeo’s parents) would not approve of his love for the enemy. Romeo pleads for Friar Lawrence to marry them, Friar gives up and thinks that the marriage could bring love and reunite the two families. Friar warns him that he dosen’t rush the love as it could end in a mess.
Act 2 Scene 2
Late sunday evening within the Capulets’ orchard Romeo is talking to himself about Juliet as he sees her shadow from the widows above. When Romeo realises Juliet has appeared on the balcony above he continues his one participant conversation with a whisper aware of his love in hearing lengths away. Juliet, unaware of Romeo below, starts talking about how the one she loves is a Montague, a forbidden love, “’tis but thy name that is my enemy;”. Romeo then interrupts frightening Juliet, they start kissing and talk to each other about how they love one another though Juliet still believes their names, and families forbid the love “art thou not Romeo, and a Montague?”, yet determinedly Romeo convinces her its not a problem to worry about. The Nurse interrupts them by calling for Juliet. They create marriage plans for the next day at nine and say goodnight to one another with a kiss.
Act 2 scene 1
After the party that evening outside the Capulets’ orchard Romeo won’t leave the property or Juliet as he doesn’t want to leave behind his one true love, “can i go forward when my heart is here”? He then hides behind the orchard as Benvolio and Mercutio are calling for him. They still don’t know about Romeos love for Juliet and start fooling around about roseline in hope for him to come out and defend her. When Romeo doesn’t appear they give up and leave.
Act 1 scene 5
At the Capulets’ party Capulet is welcoming his guests with a speech when tybalt recognises the sound of Romeos voice. He then consults Capulet about the enemy intruding on their non-Montague evening. Tybalt fires up and is ready to get his weapons out when capulet declares he do nothing in order to keep the capulet family out of trouble and the party at peace. As Romeo is snooping round he spots Juliet and immediately decides she is the most stunning woman ever, he catches her in private and proposes for a kiss, “let lips do what hands do”, they kiss. The Nurse interrupts them in disgust, though noticing the charming boy aside Juliet. The Nurse wisks her away only to inform her that Romeo isn’t what she thinks he is “His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of your great enemy”.
Red: Things reffering to the metaphor of god and his death
I fear too early, for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night’s revels, and expire the term
Of a dispiesed life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
But he that hath the steerage of my course,
Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen.
Act 1 scene 4
Romeo, Benvilolio, and Mercutio are gathered ourside the capulet mansion ready to enter the masked ball ( the masks give them the advantage of being anonymous as montagues). Romeo and Mercutio then discuss dreams, wether they are true or not. “Dreamers often lie ” Mercutio say as he it against dream being real. Romeo tells them about his vison ( that he dreamt his own death ) .
Act 1 scene 3
Lady Capulet, the nurse, and Juliet are getting ready for the dinner party. They start a discussion about how Juliet is thirteen and how she should get married before it’s too late. But this is not something Juliet wishes of. Her mother Lady Capulet is convinced that she should get married at a young age, while she has the chance for the perfect rich man as this is what her mother did herself. The serving man then interrupts and asks for help in the kitchen.”We follow thee Juliet the county stays” Lady capulet leaves the room and sends the nurse off to help downstairs only to find a house of chaos. As the nurse leaves she gives a piece of advice, “go girl seek happy nights to happy days” .