Tybalt tells Romeo to fight him, but since Romeo is now married to Juliet, he says that he can’t. To this, Mercutio responds with,“O calm, dishonorable, vile submission!”(3.1.74), and then proceeds to fight Tybalt on Romeo’s behalf in defense of the Montague name. It’s clear through Mercutio’s rage felt diction towards Romeo such as “dishonorable” and “vile” that he believes Romeo’s efforts to make peace are acts of betrayal to his own family. Because of Mercutio’s brash actions in the act of defending his family’s honor, he ends up being injured and killed by Tybalt, all because he felt so much hate that he couldn’t stand down like Romeo had. Mercutio’s death made Romeo blindly angry to the point where he killed Tybalt, who was technically a part of his family.
In William Shakespeare’s The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt was the cause of his own life because Tybalt has a listening problem, Tybalt has anger issues and Tybalt has grudges. Tybalt was the cause of his own death because Tybalt has a listening problem. For example, Prince says to the people who were fighting at the beginning of the story, including Tybalt, “If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” (1.1.87-88). Prince is telling them if they ever fight again in the streets of Verona they have to pay for it with their lives. By the Prince saying this, he is making a rule and he wants Tybalt and all the other Capulets and Montagues to follow.
Whether the Friar realizes it or not, he has just done something terrible that only strengthens the bond of these two lovers. This leads to several deaths along the way. This bond between Romeo and Juliet, fortified by Friar Lawrence and his hubris, causes a serious issue when Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight as they are now family by marriage and says, “… But love thee better than thou
tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion. / Drawing his sword” (Shakespeare III.iii.148-151). Romeo hates himself for being a Montague and wants to remove his name from his identity because it gives Juliet a reason to detest him. Romeo does not consider how his suicidal
Despite knowing that he will be punished for fighting and harming Tybalt, when Tybalt tells Romeo he is going to die, Romeo responds saying, “This shall determine that.” He then fights Tybalt and kills him. Romeo chooses to ignore Prince Escalus’ rule that the Capulet and Montague families shall not fight, and is in turn banished from Verona. This makes everything between Juliet and himself difficult as he is so far away. If Romeo had not been banished, he and Juliet may have had a better chance at being happy together and the tragedy may not have occured. Finally, Romeo also displays his inability to listen to adults when Peter, a servingman of the Capulets talks to Romeo about a party the Capulets are holding.
This is the first murder that is an action of the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues in the play. Romeo, angered by Mercutio’s death, fights with and kills Tybalt in response to Tybalt’s actions. Benvolio quickly tells Romeo, “The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain.
Cassius drawing his sword in suspicion, for he hears something. Casca draws his sword in fear shaking from head to toe, Cassius calls out to Casca, they identify each other and slip their swords in their sheaths. The other conspirators make their presence known and Cassius starts his journey of deception. In William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar, Cassius uses ethos to manipulate Brutus into joining the conspiracy. The crafty insidious Cassius will do almost anything to get his plan into play, for example when the noble Brutus was hesitant to join Cassius’s conspiracy, Cassius uses ethos through a “letter from the people”.
Romeo expresses this concept in Act 3 Scene 1 when he says, “And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villain’ back again that late thou gavest me.” This symbolizes Romeo killing the “villain” of hate (hate for the opposing family). Romeo’s intentions were virtuous as he thought he needed to break up the fight to keep the peace. However, it only increased tension between the Capulets and Montagues. The Capulets were enraged by Tybalt’s death as it got in the way of the wedding.
He wants to get Macduff to come back to Scotland and fight Macbeth. Macduff says, “Let us rather Hold fast the mortal sword, and like good men Bestride our down-fall’n birthdom” (Act IV, scene 3, l. 2-4). Macduff knows wrong from right and he knows that Macbeth shouldn’t be crowned. He wants Malcolm to be crowned king because he isn’t selfish like Macbeth is. Macbeth only wants the crown to himself and that’s what makes Macduff and Macbeth different.
Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response. Romeo blames fate, or fortune, for what has happened to him. Him slaying Tybalt was his fate. This then leads to probably the most fatal and important part of Act III… The prince banishing Romeo. Because of this only do Romeo and Juliet die, because Romeo is in another city they can’t communicate properly and the two star-crossed lovers commit suicide.
To start a duel they would throw a gove at the challenger. In the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet the sword fighting and dueling is not accurate to the reality of dueling standards because of these reasons. One example of this is when Romeo kills Tybalt. In this scene Romeo and Tybalt are fighting and they are using the same weapons. But Tybalt, being known for his sword fighting reputation, uses it to his advantage and flings one of Romeo 's swords.
Benvolio, who wanted everyone to be friends, warned the guys not to fight in public. Insults were exchanged, but Romeo remembered that Tybalt is his new wife 's cousin, so he turned the other cheek. Mercutio found this totally shocking, actually dishonorable, so he offered to fight Tybalt instead. They fought and then Romeo tried to intervene, but Tybalt suddenly stabbed Mercutio. Romeo and Benvolio assumed that Mercutio has not been badly hurt because he started joking about his damage but it was no joke.
The fact that Romeo fails to comply with the rule that a Montague and Capulet cannot marry shows his impulsivity. Juliet only briefly thinks of the difficulty of the two families coming together, but is then drawn back to Romeo’s convincing suggestion. This situation is one of the fatal mistakes that leads to the death of Romeo, Juliet, and many others. In another instance, Tybalt engaged in a fight with Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, resulting in Mercutio’s death. Mercutio stepped in to take Romeo’s place unaware of the fact that Romeo was now part of the Capulet family and therefore unwilling to fight Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.