Mercutio And Tybalt's Banishment In Romeo And Juliet

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Mercutio and Tybalt's bout created an overarching problem for both Juliet and Romeo both in the short and long term. First off as Romeo had killed Tybalt in his rage, he had disobeyed the Princes decree to keep peace on the streets or meet demise. Although Romeo hadn’t taken the full blunt of the prince's punishment due to Benvolio's testimony, he had still gotten banished from the streets of Verona which Romeo claimed was worse than death: “For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death.”(3.3.14-15). Mercutio and Tybalt’s confrontation also had immediate effects on Juliet as well, who was very distraught as the nurse delivered the news of Romeo’s exile to her. You can tell how upset Juliet is about the banishment by how she is
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