Several moments leading to Mercutio’s death, Romeo approaches Tybalt stating he must love Tybalt as family, but Tybalt wants to fight. Confused, Tybalt starts to harass Romeo. Mercutio becomes so angered by Romeo's attempts to just walk away from Tybalt that he declares, “ O calm, dishonorable, vile submission! Alla stocatta carries it away: Tybalt you ratcatcher will you walk!” , (Act 3, Scene 3, line 68-70), and challenges Tybalt himself.
When Tybalt proposes the duel to Romeo, Romeo quickly declines the duel because they have just become family members because of marriage. Mercutio steps up for his friend and accepts Tybalt 's duel. While Mercutio and Tybalt are fighting, Romeo is trying his hardest to stop the fight. When Romeo finally gets in between the two Tybalt gets the one last jab at Mercutio which punctures Mercutio. Tybalt instantly feel bad about hitting Mercutio and when he dies Romeo kills Tybalt right away with even communicating what 's going on.
Mercutio then decided to step in to protect Romeo of his vulnerability and fight Tybalt. In the text Mercutio states, “Will you pluck your sword out of his pitcher/by the ears? make haste, lest mine be about your/ears ere it be out” (3.1.108-110). Mercutio felt that it was his responsibility to take down Tybalt since he was intimidating Romeo. So, Mercutio decided to brawl with Tybalt.
The impulsive Romeo, ruled by his emotions once more, is enraged and pursues Tybalt to avenge his friend. Romeo is so angry that he has no regard for his own life, and it is clear when he says: "And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!/Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villain ' back again/That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio 's soul/Is but a little way above our heads,/Staying for thine to keep him company./Either thou or I, or both, must go with him." (3.1.122-127). Despite Tybalt being the best swordsman in all of Verona, Romeo is under the dangerous influence of his own adrenaline and rage and winds up killing Tybalt.
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
Romeo came shortly after and Tybalt challenged him, “Romeo, the love i bear thee can afford no better term than this; thou art a villian .” Romeo refused to fight, seeing how he just married his cousin juliet and was now family. He tried to keep the peace but Tybalt came looking for a fight and wasn’t leaving without one. Once Mercutio realized Romeo wasn’t going to fight he jumped in. Tybalt had killed Mercutio while Romeo was trying to break it up.
Incidentally, Romeo’s decision-making ability is blinded by his feelings for Juliet. Ultimately, this is dangerous because Romeo is in a position where he could be caught if he lets his guard down. During the ball, Tybalt notices Romeo attending because Romeo is clearly not being careful with his actions. Tybalt notices him and tells Capulet: “This, by his voice, should be a Montague. /
The lyrics of Michael Jackson’s song ‘Beat It’ can be used to characterize Shakespeare’s Benvolio from his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. In the story Benvolio is frequently trying to prevent conflicts between the characters. One of his lines that best portrays him as such, is when he shouts “Part fools! Put down your swords,” as he attempts to break up the fight between the Montagues’ and Capulets’ men. Similarly, the words to ‘Beat It’ gives an inside view to a man who knows he should avoid confrontation with the wrong people, just like Benvolio knows to avoid the Capulets.
Romeo then attacks Tybalt, which later on Romeo kills Tybalt (Act 3 Scene 1). When Romeo killed Tybalt that made Romeo get banish from Verona. As you can see, Romeo can be impulsive at
Mercutio starts an argument with Tybalt but Tybalt who wants to kill Romeo wants to save his strength for when Romeo arrives although Tybalt and Mercutio end up in a heated argument. After Tybalt insults Mercutio by saying “Mercutio, thou consort’st with Romeo” which means “Mercutio, you hang out with Romeo” and by that Tybalt is trying to say Mercutio and Romeo are together. Mercutio now insulted gets angry and replies
Slapstick comedy also brings out Sebastian and Olivia’s identities. “Cesario” placates Feste’s wordplay and desperately avoids fighting with Sir Toby whereas Sebastian jumps in ready to fight two men in the same breath. Similarly, Olivia thinks she needs to help the previously weak “Cesario” and relishes in an attempt to control such a malleable young man. Ironically, she immediately blames the violence on Sir Toby which would align with “Cesario’s” disposition but it is actually Sebastian causing trouble. Speaking of irony, a few lines before meeting Olivia, Sebastian asks “Are all the people mad” (25) before quickly devolving into the very madness he spoke against when he says “If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep!”
Who’s Responsible? In the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Tybalt is like the parasite in this story. It is evident that Tybalt is primarily responsible for Romeo’s death and the people he killed. He engaged Mercutio and held a grudge against Romeo for crashing his party.
Mercutio is one of the main and most interesting characters in Romeo and Juliet. There are three word that I think best describe Mercutio, those words are kind, smart, and brave. This is why those words describe him. The first word I would use to describe Mercutio is smart.
Looking around a highschool classroom and studying the faces of the students. Wondering about the choices they have made, universal choices that will permanently affect them and their future, like ripples on the water of a usually still lake. Contemplating where they would be if previous decisions had been decided in a different manner, curious of where and who they would be. The decisions that they have previously made will continue to ripple and affect their lives. It truthfully really leaves a person to wonder, why humans are unable to base decisions off of other people’s mistakes whether fictional or real.
All men in the world do not appreciate their masculinity to be challenged, which goes against their own code of honor. In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo, Tybalt and Mercutio disrupt each other’s codes of honor by their actions in Act III, scene i. These three men’s codes of honor contribute to the tragedy of the play because of their views on masculinity, such as when Tybalt kills Mercutio and when Romeo kills Tybalt. Here, Tybalt mocks Romeo’s masculinity, leading Mercutio to duel him in order to honor Romeo.