Romeo and Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1

Claire Getchell
Mind Map by Claire Getchell, updated more than 1 year ago
Claire Getchell
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Higher English Mind Map on Romeo and Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1, created by Claire Getchell on 04/01/2014.

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Romeo and Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1
  1. "Mercutio- O calm, dishonourable, vile submission! / 'Alla stoccato' carries it away. / Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk? Tybalt- What wouldst thou have with me? Mercutio- Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine lives."
    1. Mercutio is horrified that Romeo acted kind towards Tybalt and refused to fight him.
      1. Romeo's reaction towards Tybalt causes Mercutio to want to fight Tybalt.
        1. Tybalt is reluctant to fight Mercutio, however Mercutio insists
        2. "Romeo- the prince expressly hath / Forbid this bandying in Verona streets. / Hold Tybalt! Good Mercutio! Mercutio- I am hurt / A plague a' both houses!'
          1. Romeo and Benvolio try to stop the fighting.
            1. Romeo steps between them which allows Tybalt the opportunity to stab Mercutio.
              1. Tybalt quickly flees from the scene.
                1. Mercutio curses both the Capulet and Montague houses for causing his death.
                  1. Foreshadows how the play will end in tragedy for both houses.
                  2. "Romeo- Tybalt, take the 'villain' back again / ...for Mercutio's soul / Is but a little way above our heads, / ...Either thou or I, or both, must go with him"
                    1. Romeo is furious and so decides to fight Tybalt.
                    2. "Romeo- O, I am fortune's fool"
                      1. Romeo slays Tybalt.
                        1. His irresponsibility is shown as he blames fate for his actions.
                        2. "Prince- And for that offence / Immediately we do exile him hence."
                          1. The Prince stays true to his earlier words from Act 1 "If ever you disturb our streets again / Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace"
                            1. Romeo took the law into his own hands and he has now to be sentenced to death.
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