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Romeo and Juliet

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ROMEO tries to break up the fight TYBALT stabs MERCUTIO under ROMEO’s am
ROMEO tries to break up the fight. TYBALT reaches under ROMEO’s arm and stabs MERCUTIO.

PETRUCHIO
Away, Tybalt.
PETRUCHIO
Let’s get away, Tybalt.
Exeunt TYBALT, PETRUCHIO, and the other CAPULETS
TYBALT, PETRUCHIO, and the other CAPULETS exit.



60
MERCUTIO
I am hurt.
A plague o' both your houses! I am sped.
Is he gone and hath nothing?
MERCUTIO
I’ve been hurt. May a plague curse both your families. I’m finished. Did he get away clean?

BENVOLIO
     What, art thou hurt?
BENVOLIO
What, are you hurt?


MERCUTIO
Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch. Marry, ’tis enough.
Where is my page?—Go, villain, fetch a surgeon.
MERCUTIO
Yes, yes. It’s a scratch, just a scratch. But it’s enough. Where is my page? Go, boy. Get me a doctor.
Exit MERCUTIO'S PAGE
MERCUTIO'S PAGE exits.

ROMEO
Courage, man. The hurt cannot be much.
ROMEO
Have courage, man. The wound can’t be that bad.


65
MERCUTIO
No, ’tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o' both your houses! Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat to scratch a man to death! A braggart, a rogue, a villain that fights by the book of arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm.
MERCUTIO
No, it’s not as deep as a well, or as wide as a church door, but it’s enough. It’ll do the job. Ask for me tomorrow, and you’ll find me in a grave. I’m done for in this world, I believe. May a plague strike both your houses. Goddammit! I can’t believe that dog, that rat, that mouse, that cat could scratch me to death! That braggart, punk villain who fights like he learned swordsmanship from a manual! Why the hell did you come in between us? He struck me from under your arm.

ROMEO
I thought all for the best.
ROMEO
I thought it was the right thing to do.

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