Act 3, Scene 1
CHARACTERS: Benvolio, Mercutio, Tybalt, Romeo, Officer, Prince, Lady Capulet, Montague
SETTING: street/public place.
Tybalt turns up and asks for Romeo to fight him, Romeo comes and tells Tybalt that he will not fight him because he had a good reason. they argue until Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, has had enough and fights Tybalt because of all the insults that he has said to Romeo. Romeo and Benvolio pull them apart but Tybalt reaches out and stabs Mercutio while he is held back br Romeo. Tybalt leaves and Mercutio dies. Tybalt returns and Romeo kills him. The prince comes to the scene and from there he banishes Romeo from the city.
QUOTE: “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee, Doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting”.