In "Romeo and Juliet", why does Benvolio think that there will be a fight in the beginning of the scene in Act 3 scene 1?

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In Act 3, scene one, Benvolio and Mercutio are in a public place--on the streets of Verona.  The weather is especially hot which creates tempers to flare a lot more easily than if it wasn't so hot.  Benvolio tells Mercutio from the very beginning of the scene that he knows that if they run into the Capulets, they will end up fighting.  Their family conflict has escalated recently, and the heat will only make it worse.

"I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire:
The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,
And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl;
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring."


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