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In Act 3, scene 1: Please explain: "I do protest I never injured thee,"... until:...

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Posted May 11, 2010 at 6:54 AM via web

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In Act 3, scene 1: Please explain: "I do protest I never injured thee,"... until: "which name I tender As dearly as mine own, be satisfied".

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 11, 2010 at 7:00 AM (Answer #1)

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What is going on here is that Romeo is trying to calm Tybalt down.  Tybalt wants to fight him but he does not want to fight Tybalt.  This is because he is now married to Juliet and so he sees Tybalt as a relative.

What he is saying here is essentially this:

I'm telling you, I never did anything bad to you.

I love you more than you will understand until you find out why I love you.  So, Mr. Capulet (I love that name as much as my own), do not be angry.

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