Romeo and Juliet


Act III Summary

Some Montague's encounter Tybalt ( a Capulet) on the street. Tybalt persuades Romeo to fight him. "A plague a both your houses," Tybalt says. While fighting Romeo ends up killing Tybalt. The Prince of Verona then bans Romeo from Verona. The Capulet's are very angry from this and they want Romeo dead at once. "More light and light, more dark and dark our woes." This quote means that Romeo must leave because the sun is coming up and Romeo must get out of Verona because he was with Juliet.


In the play Romeo and Juliet, loyalty plays a big role. Loyalty is shown when even though that Romeo cannot see Juliet. He still goes to see her whenever he can even though he could get killed trying to see her. Also Juliet knows that she could get in huge trouble if she was caught seeing Romeo but yet she is still loyal to him and makes sure that she still sees him. Even though Romeo had killed Juliet, she still loved him just as much. She even said “O God, did Romeo’s hand shed Tybalt’s blood?” Another thing that represents loyalty is the loyalty Tybalt had for his family. He got killed trying to protect his family’s name, the Nurse even said that “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banishèd. Romeo that killed him—he is banishèd.” Which means he got killed protecting his family. Another example is that the Nurse stays loyal to Romeo and continues to help him out with Juliet. She meets him places to discus Juliet and something she said was “Indeed, young man, her mother is the lady of the house. She is a good, wise, and virtuous lady. I nursed her daughter, whom you were just talking to. Let me tell you, the man who marries her will become very wealthy.”


Vengeance is shown in Act III when Romeo kills Tybalt. This is an act of revenge or vengeance for killing Mercutio. “Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain!Away to heaven, respective lenity,And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.Now, Tybalt, take the “villain” back again That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads,Staying for thine to keep him company.Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.” (Act Three scene 1). Another way that revenge is shown in the story is when Lady Capulet orders Romeo to be killed. This is an act of revenge for Romeo killing Tybalt. “He is a kinsman to the Montague. Affection makes him false. He speaks not true. Some twenty of them fought in this black strife, And all those twenty could but kill one life. I beg for justice, which thou, Prince, must give. Romeo slew Tybalt. Romeo must not live.” (Act Three scene 1)