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Read this excerpt from act III, scene I, of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: ROMEO: This gentleman, the prince's near ally, My very friend, hath got his mortal hurt In my behalf; my reputation stain'd With Tybalt's slander,—Tybalt, that an hour Hath been my kinsman! O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate And in my temper soften'd valour's steel! What is the central idea of the excerpt? 1 Romeo blames falling in love with Juliet as the cause of Mercutio’s death. 2 Romeo blames Tybalt’s hatred towards the Montagues as the cause of Mercutio’s death. 3 Romeo blames his own cowardice and refusal to fight as the cause of Mercutio’s death. 4 Romeo blames Mercutio’s impulsiveness as the cause of Mercutio’s death. 5 omeo blames Benvolio’s inability to stop the fight as the cause of Mercutio’s death.

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eliezprasasti

the answer is 3) Romeo blames his own cowardice and refusal to fight as the cause of Mercutio's death.

Amescua724

the answer to your question is number 3

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