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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Summary Notes


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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Summary Notes

  1. 1. Romeo and JulietAct 3 Summary Notesby Erin Salona<br />
  2. 2. Act 3, Scene 1<br />Mercutio and Benvolio are walking around Verona.<br /> Benvolio warns that the Capulets are around and looking to start a fight. <br />Mercutio easily starts arguments with anyone. Benvolio is the peace maker.<br />
  3. 3. Act 3, Scene 1<br />Tybalt shows up.<br />Tybalt has been looking to fight with Romeo.<br />Tybalt starts an argument with Mercutio. <br />Tybalt accuses Mercutio of associating with Romeo, a Montague.<br />Benvolio tries to stop the argument between Mercutio and Tybalt.<br />Tybalt<br />
  4. 4. Act 3, Scene 1<br />Romeo arrives in a happy mood.<br />No one else knows that he’s just married Juliet.<br /> Tybalt starts arguing with him.<br /> Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because he married Juliet.<br />Mercutio doesn’t know about Romeo’s reason for not wanting to fight.<br />Mercutio stands in for Romeo in the fight which leads to fateful problems.<br />Tybalt: Romeo, the hate I bear thee can affordNo better term than this,--thou art a villain.<br />Romeo & Tybalt<br />Romeo to Tybalt: I do protest, I never injured thee,But love thee better than thou canst devise,Till thou shalt know the reason of my love:And so, good Capulet,--which name I tenderAs dearly as my own,--be satisfied.<br />
  5. 5. Act 3, Scene 1<br />The First Fight<br /> 1. The hotheaded Mercutio draws his sword and challenges Tybalt, “the King of Cats”<br /> 2. Tybalt draws his sword and the fight begins. <br /> 3. Romeo tries to stop the fight by stepping between Tybalt and Mercutio. <br /> 4. Tybalt reaches under Romeo’s arm and stabs Mercutio. <br />Mercutio<br />
  6. 6. Act 3, Scene 1<br />5. Tybalt and his men run away. <br />6. While Mercutio is dying he curses both families:<br />“I am hurt.A plague o' both your houses! I am sped.”<br />Mercutio to Romeo: Why the devil came you between us? <br />I was hurt under your arm.<br />Mercutio<br />
  7. 7. Act 3, Scene 1<br />Romeo blames himself for Mercutio’s death. <br /> 1. He believes loving Juliet has made him a coward.<br /> 2. He should have fought Tybalt. <br /> 3. Romeo vows to kill Tybalt– a rash decision, his tragic flaw. <br />Romeo & <br />slain Mercutio<br />
  8. 8. Act 3, Scene 1<br />The Second Fight<br />1. Tybalt returns.<br />2. Romeo challenges Tybalt<br />3. They fight.<br />4. Romeo kills Tybalt.<br />5. Romeo is stunned: “O, I am fortune's fool!” (“I am the victim of fate!”)<br />Dying Tybalt<br />
  9. 9. Fate<br />Fate = Destiny<br />An inevitable outcome based on “the stars” or set circumstances<br />Pre-determination<br />Fortune<br />Events or life which has already been decided<br />Romeo and Juliet are “ill-fated” from the beginning as “star-crossed lovers” <br />Are the events in Act 3 and even earlier in the play a result of FATE or ACTIONS? <br />Do Romeo and Juliet have control over their lives, or has FATE already decided their outcome?<br />
  10. 10. Act 3, Scene 1<br />6. After Romeo kills Tybalt, Benvolio tells Romeo to go or the Prince will kill him. <br />7. Romeo flees the scene and goes to Friar Laurence. <br />Benvolio: Romeo, away, be gone!The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain.Stand not amazed: the prince will doom thee death,If thou art taken: hence, be gone, away!<br />Tybalt<br />
  11. 11. Act 3, Scene 1<br />The Aftermath<br /> 1. The Prince arrives and demands to know who started this. <br /> 2. Benvolio tells the Prince exactly what happened.<br />
  12. 12. Act 3, Scene 1<br />3. Lady Capulet:<br />Believes that Romeo killed Tybalt<br />She calls Benvolio a liar since he is a Montague and doesn’t believe Tybalt killed Mercutio.<br />She demands Romeo’s death since he killed Tybalt. <br />Furious <br />Lady Capulet<br />
  13. 13. Act 3, Scene 1<br />4. Lord Montague <br />says Romeo is not at fault<br />Romeo only did what the law would have done in killing Tybalt.<br />5. The Prince<br />doesn’t have Romeo killed <br />he banishes Romeo from Verona<br />if Romeo returns, he will be executed.<br />Lord & Lady Montague<br />
  14. 14. Act 3, Scene 2<br />Juliet<br />is unaware that Mercutio and Tybalt are dead.<br />She waits impatiently for her wedding night.<br />Soliloquy full of foreshadowing<br />Juliet: Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars,And he will make the face of heaven so fineThat all the world will be in love with night<br />
  15. 15. Act 3, Scene 2<br />Nurse <br />Returns with the rope ladder<br />She is very upset because she is a loyal Capulet servant.<br />She tells Juliet what happened. <br />She confuses Juliet.<br />Juliet thinks that<br />Romeo is dead<br /> Or both Romeo and Tybalt are dead<br />Juliet to Nurse: What storm is this that blows so contrary?Is Romeo slaughter'd, and is Tybalt dead?My dear-loved cousin, and my dearer lord?Then, dreadful trumpet, sound the general doom!For who is living, if those two are gone?<br />
  16. 16. Act 3, Scene 2<br />Nurse <br />tells Juliet that Tybalt is dead<br />Romeo killed him.<br />Nurse curses Romeo and all men.<br />She wrongly thinks Juliet is upset over Tybalt, not Romeo’s banishment<br />Nurse to Juliet: Hie to your chamber: I'll find RomeoTo comfort you: I wot well where he is.Hark ye, your Romeo will be here at night:I'll to him; he is hid at Laurence' cell.<br />
  17. 17. Act 3, Scene 2<br />Juliet <br /> is inconsolable because Romeo is banished. <br />She says Romeo’s banishment is worse than death. <br />Juliet wants to die a virgin since Romeo cannot be with her.<br />Nurse <br />goes to find Romeo and bring him to Juliet.<br />she will give Romeo a ring from Juliet<br />Juliet: Come, cords, come, nurse; I'll to my <br /> wedding-bed;And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!<br />
  18. 18. Act 3, Scene 3<br />Romeo hides in Friar Laurence’s room.<br />Friar Laurence tells Romeo he is banished.<br />Romeo didn’t know his punishment because he ran away after killing Tybalt.<br />Romeo says that banishment is worse than death. <br />Friar Laurence scolds Romeo for thinking banishment is death; <br />but he can’t get Romeo to listen.<br />Romeo: Is death mis-term'd: calling death<br /> banishment,Thou cutt'st my head off with a golden axe,And smilest upon the stroke that murders me.<br />Depressed Romeo<br />
  19. 19. Act 3, Scene 3<br />Romeo continues to sob and roll around on the floor <br />Nurse arrives, tells Romeo “to be a man” (get a grip), and stop crying.<br />Romeo doesn’t listen and threatens to kill himselfwith a dagger he finds on the floor<br />Nurse: Stand up, stand up; stand, and you be a man:For Juliet's sake, for her sake, rise and stand;<br />Nurse & “womanish Romeo”<br />
  20. 20. Act 3, Scene 3<br />Friar Laurence comes up with a plan:<br />After the Capulets are asleep, Romeo will go to Juliet’s room for their wedding night. <br />Romeo is to leave before dawn and to go Mantua and <br />Romeo is to wait in Mantua until he hears from Friar Laurence via letter.<br />Friar Laurence<br />
  21. 21. Act 3, Scene 3<br /><ul><li>Friar Laurence will publish Romeo & Juliet’s marriage at the “right time”
  22. 22. Friar believes the Montagues and Capulets will reconcile due to the marriage</li></ul>Friar feels the Prince will be overjoyed at the reconciliation between families <br />Friar thinks Romeo will be pardoned by the prince. <br />Then, the prince will allow Romeo to live in Verona.<br />And everyone will live happily ever after. <br />Friar Laurence & Nurse<br />
  23. 23. Act 3, Scene 4<br />Scene 4 occurs while Romeo is upstairs with Juliet at the Capulet’s.<br />Paris comes over to see how Juliet is doing<br />Juliet’s parents believe that she is grieving for Tybalt’s death. <br />To cheer Juliet up, her parents decide that she’ll marry Paris in 3 days (Thursday)<br />Lord Capulet first decided on Wednesday but realized it would not look like the family was grieving over Tybalt if they only waited 2 days.<br />
  24. 24. Act 3, Scene 5<br />Scene 5 occurs at dawn/ early morning in Juliet’s bedroom<br />Juliet tries to convince Romeo that is still night so that he won’t leave. <br />Romeo says he’ll stay and let her family kill him. One night with Juliet is all he needs.<br />Eventually Romeo leaves for Mantua. <br />Romeo: More light and light; more dark and dark our woes!<br />Juliet & her Romeo<br />
  25. 25. Act 3, Scene 5<br />Juliet imagines that she sees Romeo lying dead in a tomb FORESHADOWING<br />Juliet (to Romeo):O God, I have an ill-divining soul!Methinks I see thee, now thou art below,As one dead in the bottom of a tomb:Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale.<br />
  26. 26. Act 3, Scene 5<br />Lady Capulet goes to see Juliet<br />She thinks that Juliet is still crying over Tybalt’s death. <br />Juliet is really sobbing over Romeo’s banishment. <br />Lady Capulet tells Juliet that they will send someone to Mantua to poison Romeo.<br />Juliet tells her mother that she will never be happy with Romeo until she sees him. . .dead is her heart. <br />Her mother does not catch on to this pun on the word “dead”. <br />Sad Juliet<br />
  27. 27. Act 3, Scene 5<br />Marriage to Paris<br />Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she gets to marry Paris on Thursday morning!<br /> Juliet refuses to marry Paris. <br />She tells her mother it is because Paris never courted her & the marriage is too quick. <br />She says she would rather marry her enemy Romeo! DRAMATIC IRONY<br />Juliet’s begs her mother to not force her to <br />marry Paris<br />
  28. 28. Act 3, Scene 5<br />Lord Capulet orders her to marry Paris or he’ll disown her. <br />His honor is more important than his daughter’s happiness. <br />“Hang thee, young baggage! disobedient wretch!I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday,Or never after look me in the face:”-- Lord Capulet<br />Controlling Lord Capulet <br />and Juliet<br />
  29. 29. Act 3, Scene 5<br />After Juliet’s parents leave her room:<br />Juliet panics because she is already married. <br />Nurse tells her that Romeo is as good as dead since he has been banished. <br />Nurse thinks that she should marry Paris.<br />The Nurse’s comment about Romeo and Paris severs her relationship with Juliet.<br />Nurse: I think it best you married with the county.O, he's a lovely gentleman!Romeo's a dishclout to him:<br />
  30. 30. Act 3, Scene 5<br />Juliet <br />realizes that the Nurse won’t help her. <br />She pretends to go along with the plan to marry Paris. <br />After the Nurse leaves, she speaks ill of her: “a most wicked fiend”.<br />She leaves to go to confession at Friar Laurence’s.<br />Juliet: I'll to the friar, to know his remedy:If all else fail, myself have power to die.<br />Juliet & Nurse<br />
  31. 31. Works Cited<br />Chichester, Karen. “Romeo and Juliet Outlines by <br /> Act.” Jefferson High School: Livonia, Michigan. <br /> SlideShare Inc. Sept. 2008. Web.<br /> 18 May 2010.<br />“Romeo and Juliet.” Google Images. Google. 2010. Web. 18 <br /> May 2010.<br />Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. The Complete <br /> Works of William Shakespeare. Michigan Institute <br /> of Technology. 2010. Web. 18 May 2010.<br />