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Why was Romeo banished and not killed?

Why was Romeo banished and not killed?

Romeo is so upset at the death of his friend that he fights Tybalt in revenge. Benvolio explains the fight to Prince Escalus who declares that because Romeo has killed in revenge he will be banished from the city of Verona rather than sentenced to death. After a secret night with Juliet, Romeo flees to Mantua.

What happens to Romeo at the end of Act 3 Scene 1?

A grieving Romeo fights Tybalt and kills him. Knowing that he’ll face death if he stays in Verona, Romeo flees. The Prince, the Capulets, and the Montagues arrive. Benvolio explains what happened, and Lady Capulet calls for Romeo’s death.

What is Romeo’s punishment in Act 3?

Friar Laurence tells Romeo that the Prince has sentenced him to banishment rather than death. Romeo is distraught because he regards banishment as a form of living death when he cannot be with Juliet.

What is Romeo doing at the start of Act 3 Scene 3?

What is Romeo doing at the start of Act 3, Scene 3? Hiding in the Capulet orchard. Hiding at his father’s home.

How does Romeo feel after killing Tybalt?

Romeo feels terrible about killing Tybalt, because he was Juliet’s cousin and he didn’t want to fight him. The death of Tybalt is a turning point in the play. The fiery tempered Tybalt has been targeting Romeo ever since Juliet’s party, where he felt that Romeo’s presence there was an insult to the Capulets.

What age is Romeo?

Romeo’s age is never given, but since he carries a sword, it can be assumed that he is not younger than Juliet’s thirteen years. It is much more likely that, given his immature responses to problematic events in the play, that he is probably about sixteen or seventeen years old.

Is Romeo justified in killing Paris?

Killing is never justified, but Romeo was right in being very frustrated by Tybalt’s constantly cheating and trying to get Romeo to do his homework for him.

Is Paris jealous of Romeo?

Paris’ dying words are a plea to the man who has killed him: “If thou be merciful, / Open the tomb, lay me with Juliet” (5.3. 72-73). Even after this, Romeo shows no jealousy; instead, he seems to regard Paris as a comrade in the adventure of love and death.

Why are Romeo’s last words ironic?

Why are Romeo’s last words also ironic? We know that Juliet is faking her death. The irony that Romeo gave was that she was not dead but he thinks that she is dead but she is not. They are so ironic because he had a dream that he was going to kiss her and she will wake but he dies.

Who kills Benvolio?

Benvolio doesn’t die in Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio, on the other hand, is killed by Tybalt.

Is Romeo family rich?

Romeo and Juliet’s two feuding families fall into this powerful new class. Neither family has noble blood, but both are wealthy and powerful. It is servants of both households who start the brawl in act one, scene one.

What was the poison that killed Romeo?

potassium cyanide

Did Juliet drink poison?

Hover for more information. Juliet consumes the poison because she’s been told by Friar Lawrence that it will help her get out of her forthcoming arranged marriage to Paris. The friar tells Juliet to take the poison—which won’t kill her, but will put her in a deep sleep that will make her appear dead.

Who gave Romeo the poison?

Because of the poverty of the Apothecary, Romeo knows that he will be able to buy the poison he is after because the Apothecary will want the money. It is therefore the Apothecary that supplies Romeo with the poison that he needs to take his own life and be united with his true love Juliet for all eternity.

Why did Claudius kill King Hamlet?

Claudius killed Hamlet for his crown (that is, to become King of Denmark), to serve his own ambitious nature, and in order to marry Gertrude, the Queen of Denmark. Quotes taken from The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition.

Does Gertrude know that Claudius killed Hamlet’s father?

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the general scholarly consensus is no, the Queen does not know that Claudius killed Hamlet’s father until Hamlet tells her. Since Hamlet stops accusing his mother of the murder at this point, it seems he’s satisfied that she’s innocent based on the surprise she shows at having been accused.