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7. After he is wounded in Act III, Scene 1, Mercutio says to Romeo, "Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt your arm." Which of the following is the best paraphrase of Mercutio's words?

a. I am so badly wounded that I feel I will die.
b. Why did you interfere? Your arm allowed him to stab me?
c. Why has the devil caused me bad fortune?
d. Your arm could not save me, Romeo.
I think it's D...can someone please help me with this??

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  1. http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/page_136.html

    Read through this (column on the right is in modern-day English), and let us know what you think.

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  2. Thanks! I think it's B now.

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  3. Yes, B.

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  4. Yay! Thanks!

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  5. I have one more, do you think you can help me?

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  6. I can try.

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  7. Okay! :D

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  8. 8. What can readers infer from the following quote from Act V, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet?
    Montague: O thou untaught! what manners is in this, To press before thy father to a grave?
    a. Montague believes that sons who act disobediently die early deaths.
    b. Montague believes that it is unnatural for sons to die before their fathers.
    c. Montague believes that sons who display bad manners will die before their time.
    d. Montague believe that sons who commit suicide deserve to die before their fathers.
    I think it's C.

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  9. http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/page_278.html

    I agree.

    Make sure you use this fantastic website whenever you're reading Shakespeare's plays. Bookmark it now. It always has Shakespeare's English in the left column and modern-day English in the right column.
    http://nfs.sparknotes.com/

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  10. Okay thanks so much for all the help! I really needed it! :D

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  11. You're very welcome!

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  12. "Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm..." *

    why did mercutio say this

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