Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 1 Summary

Location: A Public Place

Characters: Mercutio, Benvolio, Tybalt, Romeo, Prince, Lady Capulet, Montague

Time: Late Monday Afternoon

Events: Everyone has a massive fight and causes 2 deaths, Mercutio and Tybalt. Tybalt Mercutio, with a shot to the side, at first Mercutio said it was just a scratch but soon after he fell to the ground saying “A plague o’ both your houses” and then died. Romeo was furious and was going to kill Tybalt. Benvolio ran after him telling him to stop.  However, Romeo left. He crashed into the Montague car and Tybalt crawled out. Romeo begged Tybalt to kill him but he didn’t so Romeo grabbed the gun and shot him. There were many little hints of God in this scene with the Jesus statue and the Mary on the gun that Romeo shot Tybalt with. Also, the placement of the blood on Romeo was a symbol of God/Jesus. Romeo gets bannished.

Quote: A plague o’ both your houses

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