True or False statements for Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene 1. If the statement is false write the correction 1. Benvolio advises Mercutio to go inside, since it is such a hot day, and the...

True or False statements for Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene 1. If the statement is false write the correction

1. Benvolio advises Mercutio to go inside, since it is such a hot day, and the Capulets are out.

2. Mercutio accuses Benvolio or being a troublemaker. 

3. Tybalt wants to fight Romeo because he knows about Romeo and Juliet's secret wedding.

4. Romeo is kind to Tybalt because he is afraid to fight him.

5. Mercutio fights Tybalt because Tybalt has insulted him personally.

6. Mercutio jokes about his own impending death.

7.Romeo is shocked and enraged over Mercutio's death and willingly fights Tybalt.

8. Tybalt is accidentally killed by Benvolio. 

9.Sampson and Gregory tell the Prince what has caused Tybalt's and mercutio's death.

10. Lady Montague calls Romeo a liar.

11. The Prince sentences Romeo to death.

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1. Benvolio advises Mercutio to go inside, since it is such a hot day, and the Capulets are out. True, in lines 1-4, Benvolio says,

I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire.
The day is hot, the Capels are abroad,
And if we meet we shall not ’scape a brawl,
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.
2. Mercutio accuses Benvolio of being a troublemaker. True, lines 5-10, 12-14, 16-31. 

3. Tybalt wants to fight Romeo because he knows about Romeo and Juliet's secret wedding. False, Tybalt challenges Romeo because Romeo crashed the Capulet party and Tybalt overheard him speaking. Tybalt wanted to fight him at the party but was dissuaded by Lord Capulet. Tybalt doesn't understand why Romeo tells him in lines 63-66, 

Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee
Doth much excuse the appertaining rage
To such a greeting. Villain am I none.
Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not.
4. Romeo is kind to Tybalt because he is afraid to fight him. False, in a case of dramatic irony (the audience knowing something one or more of the characters doesn't know), Tybalt knows nothing about the marriage between Romeo and Juliet. Romeo won't fight him because they are now related through marriage since Tybalt is Juliet's cousin. See above quote. Romeo is obviously not afraid of fighting Tybalt because the two do fight after Mercutio is killed and Romeo wins.
 
5.5. Mercutio fights Tybalt because Tybalt has insulted him personally. False, Mercutio is upset that his friend Romeo has backed down. Mercutio and Tybalt are the most belligerent characters in the play and it's not surprising that they fight. Each of them is quite devoted to the feud. Mercutio wants to defend Romeo's honor because he doesn't know Romeo's true motive for backing down. Mercutio says in lines 74-76,
O calm, dishonorable, vile submission!
Alla stoccato carries it away. [He draws.]
Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?
6. Mercutio jokes about his own impending death. True, ever the joker, Mercutio is punning to his death as he plays on the word "grave." He says in lines 100-103,
No, ’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as
a church door, but ’tis enough. ’Twill serve. Ask for
me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.
7. Romeo is shocked and enraged over Mercutio's death and willingly fights Tybalt. True, in lines 127-135 Romeo says,
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.
8. Tybalt is accidentally killed by Benvolio. False, Benvolio is not involved in the fight. After Mercutio is killed by Tybalt, Romeo kills Tybalt in revenge.
 
9. Sampson and Gregory tell the Prince what has caused Tybalt's and Mercutio's death. False, Benvolio describes the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt and then Romeo and Tybalt in lines 160-184. Gregory and Sampson are Capulet servants who are only mentioned in Act I, Scene 1.
 
10. Lady Montague calls Romeo a liar. False, Lady Montague calls Benvolio a liar in line 186. Romeo has fled the scene. She says,
He is a kinsman to the Montague.
Affection makes him false; he speaks not true.
11. The Prince sentences Romeo to death. False, the Prince banishes Romeo (Romeo goes to Mantua). He does say that if Romeo is found in Verona he will be put to death. The Prince says in lines 196-207,
And for that offense
Immediately we do exile him hence.
I have an interest in your hearts’ proceeding:
My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding.
But I’ll amerce you with so strong a fine
That you shall all repent the loss of mine.
I will be deaf to pleading and excuses.
Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses.
Therefore use none. Let Romeo hence in haste,
Else, when he is found, that hour is his last.
Bear hence this body and attend our will.
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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