- A plague o' both your houses! - Mercutio, in his dying breath
Story of Romeo and Juliet
Be this not the Masquerade?
For each a happy mask shall hide our
Amongst the throng no harm shall
Tybalt, still angry from yesterday, confronts Mercutio of Romeo's whereabouts. Mercutio soon brings up a spar, but Romeo shows up. Mercutio then tries to protect Romeo by fighting Tybalt, but the star-crossed lover stops them. However, Tybalt fatally wounds Mercutio and leaves. Mercutio yells "A plague o' both your houses!" before dying.
Vengeful, Romeo challenges and kills Tybalt before realizing what he had done.