MERCUTIO: Where the devil can Romeo be? Didn't he come home last night?
BENVOLIO: Not to his parents' house. I asked a servant.
MERCUTIO: That fair-skinned, hard-hearted wench Rosaline's going to torment him until he goes mad.
BENVOLIO: Tybalt, old Capulet's nephew, has sent a letter to Romeo's father's house.
MERCUTIO: I bet it's a challenge.
BENVOLIO: Romeo will answer it.
MERCUTIO: Anyone who can write can answer a letter.
BENVOLIO: No, Romeo will answer the letter's writer, telling whether he accepts the challenge.
MERCUTIO: Poor Romeo! He's already dead, stabbed by that pale girl's black eye.
He's been cut through the ear with a love song. The center of his heart's been split by blind Cupid's arrow. Is he man enough at this point to face Tybalt?
BENVOLIO: Why? What's Tybalt's story?