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Why does Romeo think his banishment is worse than death?
Why, according to Romeo, is banishment worse than death? Banishment is worse than death because he doesn’t know anyone and he won’t get to see Juliet any more. Friar Lawrence tries to convince Romeo to be satisfied with his sentence.
What was Romeo’s reaction to his banishment?
Romeo reacts poorly to the news of his banishment. He tells Friar Laurence that exile holds more terror for him than death. In other words, he would rather face death than be banished from Verona. Meanwhile, Friar Laurence advises Romeo to bear his trial with courage.
Why is Romeo’s banishment so important?
Romeo is banished from Verona by the Prince, at the risk of forfeiting his life if he should return. This is punishment for Romeo killing Tybalt, a Capulet, in a duel in vengeance for the death of his friend Mercutio, at Tybalt’s hand.
Did Paris know that Juliet loved Romeo?
Paris does not know about the marriage of his beloved Juliet to Romeo. When he comes to visit her, he is paying his last respects to his fiance; however, he does not make it far into the tomb before he sees Romeo entering the tomb.
Why does Lord Capulet change his mind about Paris marrying Juliet?
In Act III, Capulet does not exactly express a clear reason for his sudden change of heart. It seems, however, that he decides Juliet should marry Paris immediately because the family is so grief-stricken in the aftermath of Tybalt’s death that he feels they need a joyous event to lift their hearts.
Who is responsible for Romeo’s banishment?
Romeo is so upset at the death of his friend that he fights Tybalt in revenge. He slays Tybalt and leaves as the Prince approaches. 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.
How did Romeo react to the news of his banishment?
Romeo reacts poorly to the news of his banishment. He tells Friar Laurence that exile holds more terror for him than death. In other words, he would rather face death than be banished from Verona.
Which is worse, banishment or death in Romeo and Juliet?
Romeo’s reaction is classic over-exaggeration. Romeo says that banishment is far worse than death. Ha, banishment! Be merciful, say “death,” Much more than death. Do not say “banishment.” Friar Lawrence tries to talk some sense into Romeo, but Romeo isn’t having any of it.
What does Friar Lawrence say to Romeo about his banishment?
Be merciful, say “death,” Much more than death. Do not say “banishment.” Friar Lawrence tries to talk some sense into Romeo, but Romeo isn’t having any of it. Romeo goes so far as to say that the only world is Verona because that is where Juliet is.
What happens to Romeo in Act 3 Scene 3?
In Act 3, scene 3, Romeo learns of his banishment from the Friar. Romeo says, But purgatory, torture, hell itself. And world’s exile is death. Then ‘banishment’ Is death misterm’d.