What are some quotes from Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet that show turning points in the drama?
Tybalt, in order to give vent to the offense he has felt when Romeo and his friends came to the Capulets' party the night before, comes looking for Romeo but ends up killing Mercutio when Romeo refuses to fight him. To avenge his friend's death, Romeo kills Tybalt, and this action represents a turning point in the play. Benvolio says,
Romeo, away, begone!
The citizens are up, and Tybalt is slain.
Stand not amazed. The Prince will doom thee death
If thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away. (3.1.138-141)
Now that Romeo has killed Tybalt, Benvolio knows that the repercussions will be severe. It is Tybalt's death and Romeo's punishment—ultimately, banishment from Verona—that sets into motion the events that lead to the tragedy. The Capulets' sadness about the death of Tybalt, and their belief that Juliet cries "immoderately" for him, compel them to arrange for her...
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