When Tybalt and Mercutio first begin arguing, what does Benvolio try to get them to do?

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Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet opens on Mercutio and Benvolio in a public place. Benvolio tries to convince Mercutio to retire, citing the heat and his fear of another fight with the Capulets, but Mercutio refuses, calling Benvolio a hypocrite.

When Tybalt and the Capulets enter, Tybalt and Mercutio exchange barbs that turn to outright threats. This leads Benvolio to try...

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