Act 3 takes place in Verona and Mercutio and Benvolio are discussing the hot day and the possibility of a quarrel of the two families. Being banished from Verona is the same as being banished from the world, and being banished from the world is the same as death. Paris recognizes Romeo as the man who killed , and believes that he has come to desecrate Juliet's corpse. Romeo falls to the floor. However, restrains him, even after emerges ready to fight.
When Tybalt, still angry, storms back onto the scene, Romeo draws his sword. As Benvolio and Mercutio tease Tybalt, Romeo enters the scene. There is a knock at the door and it is Juliet's Nurse. He asks Benvolio and Mercutio if they have seen Romeo. While Romeo no longer labels himself Montague, Tybalt still sees Romeo as standing on the wrong side of a clear line that divides the families. It turns out that the have spread word of the street fight, and arrives before anyone is killed. This indicates the way in which these lovers can only be together when they are completely separated from the flawed morality and complications of the world around them.
In Act 3, Shakespeare continues to define love as a condition wherein lovers can explore selfless devotion by the selfish act of retreating into a private cocoon. They serve a merely functional purpose, representing law and order in Verona. The Nurse arrives to find Romeo collapsed on the ground, weeping. The Prince then orders everyone to return home and cease hostilities at the risk of great punishment. But he could not make peace.
Remember how he said that anyone caught fighting would die? But your tears are womanly. She orders him to stand, but he is so upset that he prepares to stab himself. Romeo approaches Juliet and touches her hand. More validity, More honorable state, more courtship lives In carrion flies than Romeo. Romeo also demonstrates the depth of his commitment to his beloved, though not with the same determination as his wife. Then Capulet has an idea that perhaps a wedding is just what they need to cheer everyone up. Paris complains that her mourning is stopping him from courting her.
But I will punish you so harshly that you will regret causing me this loss. I will be deaf to your pleas and your excuses. She and the Friar try to deal with Romeo, who keeps threatening really mature things like stabbing himself out of guilt for hurting Juliet. Benvolio and Mercutio are hanging out as usual, trading insults and mocking the Capulets. However, Juliet rebuffs him with her vague answers, and then finally asks Friar Laurence if she might speak to him alone.
Friar Lawrence tells him he is lucky: the Prince has only banished him. Paris is no longer trying to charm or woo Juliet but, upon hearing the news that she has accepted his hand, becomes arrogant and obnoxious. Tybalt turns his attention from Mercutio to Romeo, and calls Romeo a villain. I have an interest in your hate's proceeding; My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding. Capulet tells Paris that he will command Juliet to marry him. They discuss Juliet's extreme despair which they believe to be the result of losing her cousin, Tybalt. This disorder is ultimately the obstacle that keeps the apart - and they will eventually decide to withdraw from the world in order to be together.
Romeo appears, cheerful and contented with having wed Juliet only hours before, and unaware that he's even been challenged to a duel. Thou, why, thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more or a hair less in his beard than thou hast. Meanwhile, the Citizens of the Watch, though silent, are a nod to the society's attempts to protect itself. While the Prince frequently exhibits strong authority - declaring street fighting illegal and later, banishing Romeo - his decrees only produce minimal results, and the law is never as powerful as the forces of love in the play. In Romeo and Juliet, the opening sonnet presents dire enough circumstances to support that convention.
This underlying theme of disorder is also manifest in the hybrid of styles that Shakespeare employs. Her act of innocent submission will allow her to be devious later on, to her advantage. Romeo and Juliet's quick attraction to one other must be viewed through the lens of their youth. For instance, Juliet's dedication to her marriage is strong throughout the Act. Similarly, Shakespeare reveals a lot about Mercutio's character in the young man's Queen Mab speech.
He asks that until Tybalt knows the reason for this love, he put aside his sword. While Juliet's proclamation reinforces the depth of her love, it also reminds the audience that true love exists in private realm, separated from moral codes and expectations. Instead, now he must rip it from his body, and, in the process, die. Tybalt returns and they fight. However, Juliet refuses, insisting she would rather marry Romeo Montague than marry Paris. I have a part in your rivalry; my blood relative, Mercutio, lies bleeding because of your rude fights.
Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. . With another, for tying his new shoes with old ribbon? Benvolio soon returns with news that Mercutio has died. Analysis One of the most unique qualities of Romeo and Juliet is the stylistic variation within the play. Take this body away, and obey my commands. Capulet, the Lady Capulet, and Paris enter the scene discussing Juliet's sorrow at the death of Tybalt. On the other hand, the adults in Act 4 act almost exclusively out of resignation and self-interest.