Can anyone find 4 quotes on revenge in "Romeo and Juliet"?

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Here are 5 instances of a character seeking revenge in "Romeo and Juliet":

1. At the party for Juliet, Tybalt learns that Montagues have slipped in:

This, by his voice, should be a Montague/Fetch me my rapier, boy.  What dares the slave/Come hither, Cover'd with an antic face,/To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?/Now by the stock and honour of my kin,/To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin (I,v,51-56)

2. Mercutio seeks to avenge the Montagues against the insults of Tybalt:

Oh, clam, dishonorable, vile submission!/Alla stoccata carries it away....Good King of Cats, nothing but one of your nine lives, that I mean to make bold withal....(III,i, 61-66)

3. After Mercutio is slain, Romeo vows revenge against "Tybalt's slander":

O sweet Juliet,/Thy beauty hath made me effeminate,/And in my temper softened valor's steel!...This day's black fatae on more days doth depend,/This but begins the woe others must end. (III,i, 96-103)

4. In Act 3, scene 5, as Juliet bemoans the banishment of Romeo, Lady Capulet enters and speaks to her daughter.  She tells Juliet their family will be avenged,

Well, girl, thou weep'st not so much for his death/As that the villain lives which slaughtered him....the traitor murderer lives....We will have vengeance for it fear thou not. (III,v, 79-88)

5. When Paris encounters Romeo in the catacombs of the Capulets, he interprets Romeo's actions as puposefully vengeful the Capulet grave and seeks redress against this crime:

Stop thy unhallow'd toil, vile Montague!/Can vengeance be pursued further than death?/Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee:/Obey and go with me; for thou must die. (V, iii, 54-57)

dobett17 | Student

Tybalt swears revenge against Romeo for his presence at the Capulet masque ball,

"I shall withdraw but this intrusion, now seeming sweet, shall convert to bitt'rest gall." (Act 1, scene 5)

It may not be word-perfect but I know it's not far off!

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