This fight between Romeo, Mercutio and Tybalt ends in serious matters. Tybalt comes up to Romeo wanting to fight him, but Mercutio steps in and starts fighting Tybalt. Mercutio is struck by Tybalt and as a result of this, Romeo says to Benvolio when everyone has left, “This day’s black fate on more days doth depend; This but begins the woe, others must end” (3.1.124-125). Romeo is furious at Tybalt for what he did to Mercutio that and he wants revenge so he goes after Tybalt, fights him and kills him. The Prince banishes Romeo from Verona as a consequence for his actions. Romeo killing Tybalt is a decision made by free will. As stated in The Choice is Yours: The Fate of Free Will, sometimes a teen’s brain can decide a series of actions before the person is aware of it. Romeo is furious and his brain leads him to the decision to kill Tybalt because his anger gets the best of him. Of course, most actions come with a consequence and because Romeo is banished, he will never be able to see his beloved Juliet ever again. Sadly, the fight is only the beginning to the downfall of these “star-crossed
In the text it states “Staying for thine to keep him company; Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.” In these lines, Romeo is saying that Mercutio is above their heads waiting for either Tybalt, Romeo, or both of them to be there with him. I do not think that Romeo thought this out thoroughly. Romeo had just married the cousin of Tybalt which is a Capulet about an hour before this scene takes place, Romeo should have thought about his wife than of revenge. In this scene, Romeo goes to find Tybalt so they can fight about Mercutio’s death. “This shall determine that,” Romeo tells Tybalt this because he is saying that the fight will determine who dies for the death of Mercutio. “Romeo, away, be gone!; The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain.” Benvolio, Romeo’s cousin is trying to get him away from the murder because there are witnesses to him killing Tybalt. “Oh, I am fortune’s fool.” Romeo is saying that he is a fool for just marrying Juliet then go out and kill her cousin. I think that Romeo was just mad and wanted revenge and did not have the time to think. Romeo is worried about his relationship with Juliet and how it will end between them, but if Romeo was not an impatient character he would not have to worry about that because he would have known better not to have killed
He claims that it would be impossible for him to even think about fighting Tybalt, but when the time comes, he gives in when they fight saying “Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, that late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul,” (Act 3, Scene 1). If Romeo would have truly loved Juliet, he would’ve resisted fighting Tybalt as much as he could since he knew how much Juliet loved Tybalt. Though his emotions from the death of Mercutio were significant, that shouldn't have affected Romeo’s choice of killing Tybalt.
Romeo is to blame for Mercutio’s death in Act III of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, Romeo did not fight back when Tybalt insulted him. Tybalt calls Romeo a villain and other various names, but Romeo responds by saying (paraphrase), “I love you more than you believe for we are family, even if you are oblivious to this fact. I love the name Capulet as much as I love my own name”(3.1.72-75). When Romeo says this, Tybalt becomes confused and enraged. He wants to fight, but Romeo is not budging, for he does not want to harm Juliet’s cousin. So instead of Romeo fighting Tybalt, Mercutio fights Tybalt because Romeo will not fight for himself. Romeo steps between them and tries to stop the duel, but Tybalt manages to stab Mercutio underneath Romeo’s
Mercutio decides to fight tybalt because Romeo would not fight back against him. Romeo is being a coward in the eyes of Mercutio so he decides to fight Tybalt on his own.“O calm, dishonorable, vile submission Alla stoccata carries it away. Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?” (Shakespeare 1091). Mercutio's decision to fight Tybalt resulted in Mercutio's death proving the thesis that good
Romeo allows his thirst for revenge to cloud his logical reasoning when he kills Tybalt who has just murdered Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend. Mercutio defends Romeo against Tybalt’s insults with comebacks and later his sword. As Romeo attempts to intervene, Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt and Romeo is enraged. Once he finds out from Benvolio that the wound had killed him, Romeo,”Who had but newly entertained revenge,” (III.i.173), kills Tybalt and flees the scene. Romeo declined to
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel and he declines the challenge and insists that he won’t fight Tybalt. Mercutio is angered by Romeo’s “cowardice” and takes on Tybalt himself. Romeo wants Mercutio to stop fighting Tybalt so he decides that it’d be a good idea to block his arm in mid combat and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm and Mercutio falls dead after rambling about plagues and a pun or two. Romeo doesn’t realize that it is his own fault that Mercutio died after Mercutio even blamed his wound on him. Romeo lets his emotions decide his actions and becomes enraged and ignores that Tybalt is now his family and fails to see that he was the reason Mercutio was killed. “This shall determine that,” (III.i.130) Romeo engages in a duel with Tybalt in order to “justify” Mercutio’s death and in doing so he kills Tybalt and gets himself banished from Verona by the Prince and now he can’t see Juliet or even his family and because of this Juliet wants to commit suicide because banishment is worse than
Do humans have free will? Or, is our every action decided on by other people? In reality, almost every decision we make with our own individual conscious. The play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is about two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, from rival families whose love caused unfortunate consequences for everyone around them. Romeo and Juliet were tragic heroes whose deaths are caused by their own faults and inability to make decisions without minor characters telling them what to do.
Acting quickly on his emotions, Romeo begins to fight Tybalt out of anger. When Tybalt mocks Romeo, blaming him for Mercutio's death, Romeo thrusts his sword forward in defense saying “This shall determine that” (3.1.136). He kills Tybalt just moments after telling him he loves him. Romeo kills his wife’s cousin without a hesitation, despite his attempts earlier to keep the peace. He does the opposite of keep the peace between the families, he increases the tension between them. Moments after stabbing Tybalt, Romeo realizes the depth of the mistake he made. He dramatically cries “O, I am Fortune’s fool!” (3.1.142). Romeo becomes aware that his choice will cause more disagreement between the two families than ever, right after he married Juliet. He is going to be punished for his actions, and that will also impact his relationship with the Capulet daughter. Romeo’s impulsivity causes the death of a new family member by marriage, even if Tybalt wasn’t aware of the relationship. Young Romeo demonstrates his quick thinking, and reveals how his impulsive action causes him emotional
By intervening in Mercutio and Tybalt’s fight, Romeo’s helpful intention leads to deadly consequences for Mercutio, Tybalt, and himself. When Tybalt insults Romeo, calling him a villain, he is not concerned. Romeo informs Tybalt that his cruel insults do not irritate him, as because of his
When Romeo ends up killing Tybalt, not only is this a tragedy in itself, but it leads to other events that cause the overall tragedy of the play in which Romeo and Juliet kill themselves. In this quote Romeo reestablishes his masculinity once again by fighting Tybalt. He also honors Mercutio by avenging his death. “Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain! Away to heaven respective lenity, And fire-ey’d fury be my conduct now!” (III,i). Although the death of Tybalt is tragic, the consequences Romeo faces for following his code of honor lead to the most tragic event of all. In this quote, the prince decides to exile Romeo for killing Tybalt. “And for that offence Immediately we do exile him hence” (III,i). Because Romeo just has to follow his code of honor and kill Tybalt, he is now in exile, making it hard for him to communicate with Juliet. When Juliet and Friar make a plan to fake Juliet’s death, Romeo does not receive the information, setting up a tragic disaster. Romeo then thinks she is truly dead and then soon the two end up dead from killing themselves over a
After Mercutio dies in Romeo’s arm, Romeo confronts Tybalt, seeking revenge for the death of his friend. Ultimately, he kills Tybalt before realizing his actions. Prince, trying to settle the scene, says, “His fault concludes but what the law should end, the life of Tybalt. (3.1.147)” Prince explains that because Tybalt murdered Mercutio, death was his punishment. However, because Romeo killed Tybalt, Romeo’s punishment is to be banished from Verona. Romeo creates more complications with his relationship with Juliet, especially right after they got married, in result of slaying Tybalt. There is no possible way for them to contact each other now. This leaves Juliet heartbroken, and risking everything to be with him once again. Being too vindictive and hasty to seek revenge did not allow Romeo to think of the repercussions that would affect his relationship with his
William Shakespeare wrote in one of his other works,”Go wisely and slow. Those who rush stumble and fall,” This theme of thinking before you act and before you speak are both revalent themes in Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the characters of Romeo and Juliet teach the readers three important lessons in their tragic love story. These characters show the importance to communicate effectively, thinking before an action, and understanding that all actions have consequences.
Passion is a powerful emotion that plays a huge part in the decisions we make. Passion may seem beneficial, but ultimately leads to destruction, and it doesn't matter whether it is love or hate both can make an individual reckless and blind. In William Shakespeare's play “Romeo and Juliet”, many of the characters make rash choices because passion interferes with their capability to reason and this not only affects the individual but also others around them. This thesis will be proven by the analysis of Romeo, Tybalt, Mercutio, actions that are driven by passionate love or hate and how it has affected the other characters of the play. The power of passionate love is illustrated in the play through Romeo’s love for Rosaline and Juliet, which let him to make certain decisions
Communication is always crucial for the success and happiness in relationships. However, when done wrong, it usually results in failure. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, poor communication causes characters to make bad decisions that lead to the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet. Poor communication between the characters is found by keeping secrets, which prevents the revealing of truth and through assumption in which characters do not try to find the truth. As the play progresses it becomes evident that poor communication has negative impacts on the story causing the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.