Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Quotes

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Act 3
Mercutio
p. 633, lines 37-38

"And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something; make it a word and a blow."

Circumstance: Mercutio taunts Tybalt. He tries to engage him in a fight.
Act 3
Mercutio
p. 633, line 71

"O calm, dishonorable, vile submission!"

Circumstance: Mercutio is upset that Romeo won't accept Tybalt's challenge. Mercutio decides to fight Tybalt himself, which leads to Mercutio's death.
Act 3
Mercutio
p. 635, lines 88 - 89

"A plague a' both houses! I am sped. Is he gone and hath nothing?"

Circumstance: Mercutio curses the Montague and Capulet families. If not for their feud, he would not be dying. Tybalt is unharmed.
Act 3
Mercutio
p. 635, lines 94-95

"Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man."

Circumstance: Pun. "Grave" can mean "serious" or "dead". Mercutio will be dead soon. He jokes even when facing death.
Act 3
Romeo
p. 636 lines 115-116
"This day's black fate on moe days doth depend; This but begins the woe others must end."

Circumstance: the future will be affected by todays events foreshadowing
Act 3
Romeo
pg 636 line 132
"O, I am fortune's fool!
Act 3
Lady Capulet
p. 637, line 145

"For blood of ours shed blood of Montague."

Circumstance: Lady Capulet wants revenge for Tybalt's death. She believes Romeo should be put to death.
Act 3
Lady Capulet
p. 637, line 177

"Romeo slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live."

Circumstance: Lady Capulet wants justice for Tybalt's death. She reminds the Prince what Romeo's punishment should be.
Act 3
Montague
P. 638, line 182-183

" His fault concludes but what the law should end , the life of Tybalt."
Act 3
Juliet
p 642 lines 112-113
"Tybalt is dead, and Romeo-banished." That "banished," that one word "banished,"

Circumstance: Juliet says that banishment is worse than death
Act 3
Friar
p. 646 lines 109-110
"Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art; Thy tears are womanish, thy wild acts denote"

Circumstance: Man up! Friar scolds Romeo and tells him this expression of grief and anger are inappropriate.
Act 3
Juliet
p. 649 scene 5, lines 1-3
"Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierc'd the fearful hollow of thine ear."

Circumstance: Juliet is reluctant to admit that it is almost morning. She does not want Romeo to leave.
Act 3
Juliet
p. 652, lines 54 - 57

"O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails, or thou lookest pale."

Circumstance: Foreshadowing. As Romeo descends the ladder from her balcony, Juliet thinks he looks as if he is dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Act 3
Capulet
p. 654, line 160

"Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!"

Circumstance: Lord Capulet is angry with Juliet for refusing to marry Paris. He tells her to marry him on Thursday, or he will disown her.