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Romeo And Juliet - Condensed

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Act III


Benvolio and Mercutio are walking through Verona when they encounter Tybalt. Romeo enters, and Tybalt confronts him. Romeo, now related to Tybalt, doesn't want to fight. Mercutio stands up for Romeo and begins to fight Tybalt. Romeo holds him back, and Tybalt drives Mercutio through. Mercutio dies, so Romeo fights with Tybalt, and kills him. The Prince arrives and declares that Romeo is banished and will be killed if seen in Verona. 

The Nurse comes into Juliet's room and tells her Romeo killed Tybalt. Juliet is upset, as her husband just killed her cousin. The Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo has been banished, and Juliet complains that Romeo being banished is far worse then Tybalt's death. The Nurse goes to find Romeo, and Juliet gives her a ring to give to Romeo as a tocken of her love.

Romeo is in Friar Lawrence's cell, upset becuase he must live without Juliet. The Friar assures him it could be worse, at least he and Juliet are alive. The Nurse arrives and tells Romeo to go to Juliet's chamber that night, then flee to Mantua before morning. She gives him Juliet's ring, and he leaves.

Romeo leaves for Mantua in the morning. Lady Capulet announces to Juliet that she will be getting married to Paris after they speak of their hatred of Romeo. Juliet uses split meanings so her mother won't suspect anything. Juliet refuses the marraige, which angers her father. Lord Capulet threatens to disown Juliet is she doesn't marry Paris. Juliet turns to the Nurse for help, but the Nurse suggests she marry Paris as well. Juliet leaves to go to Friar Lawrencefor help.