Romeo shows how immediately does something without thinking about what could happen as a result. Another time he does this is when Romeo meets Tybalt, the fiery cousin of Juliet, he finds Mercutio and Tybalt arguing and they start to fight. At first, Romeo is very peaceful and wants to break up the fight. “Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up” (Shakespeare 3. 1.
Tybalt, Mercutio, and Romeo have a fight where Tybalt kills Mercutio, and Romeo kills Tybalt to avenge his friend (3.1.127-139). Even though Romeo has a peaceful mind usually, his grief over the loss of his friend causes him to slay Tybalt in the swing of his outrage. This is a very unexpected and naïve decision he makes which shows how violence can change a person completely, even for a short period of time. As the play progresses, a pattern that can be observed is that one violent act succeeds another just like this fight. Even though the characters show initial satisfaction for the results of such brutal outbreaks, their thirst is never remedied.
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. Shortly after, Benvolio says to Romeo: "The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain./Stand not amazed.
The feud of the two houses had annoyed Verona. The blood of those who killed because of hatred, were crying out for the folly to stop in order to live. Moreover, fate seemed to plot the end of the folly feud by letting Romeo fall in love with Juliet. But love was a storm, because sudden love was madness and the fire of youth disturbed the balance. Hate and hot blood put an end to all the chances of marriage and caused death (Masefield,70-71).Shakespeare perfectly shows anger thought out his play.
It was a hot day as usual when Tybalt went looking for young Romeo. Instead, Tybalt stumbled upon the loitering Benvolio and Mercutio in the plaza. Benvolio was later described as trying to avoid a confrontation, but with tempers flaring under the heat, Mercutio deliberately provoked Tybalt and tried to lure him into a fight. Romeo then appeared in the plaza and was insulted by Tybalt but refused to fight back because he was related to him through his marriage with Juliet. Mercutio, dumbfounded upon why Romeo didn’t fight back, drew his sword on Tybalt on Romeo’s behalf.
Their vision becomes is obstructed by the love they have for one another, they don’t even learn they are enemies until later. “Is she a Capulet?” , asks Romeo to the nurse(Romeo and Juliet 1.5.117) “Come hither, nurse. What is yond gentleman?” , Juliet asks about Romeo to the nurse (Romeo and Juliet 1.5.126) The best example of love blinding rationale is when romeo is banished. Juliet does not even weep for Tybalt, her cousin, she only weeps for Romeo. Romeo says, “Ha, banishment!
As in this case, the Friar’s amenable demeanor accompanied his hasty decision, ultimately dooming Romeo and Juliet. In the same manner, the Nurse failed as Juliet's mentor as well. The Nurse’s support of Count Paris as an ideal suitor following Romeo’s banishment, sees to intensify Juliet’s heightened feelings of distrust towards her own family, “Romeo is banished... / I think it best you married with the county. / O, he’s a lovely gentleman! / Romeo’s [weak/nothing compared] to him” (3.5 215-221).
The fiery aggressive Tybalt, Juliets cousin, was still infuriated that Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio attended the Capulets feast. Tybalt challenges Romeo to a Duel but Romeo does not want to fight, he wants peace between them, Mercutio intervenes and says that he will fight Tybalt. Romeo wants peace so as they begin to fight, Romeo intervenes but Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeos arm and Romeo suddenly strikes back and kills Tybalt. This is a scene where fate is questioned and whether it was of their own control. Romeo didn’t have to kill Tybalt, he acted quickly out of rage and did not think before he reacted, Romeo could have made a different choice, as he had control over himself, his thoughts and feelings his own decisions.
William Shakespeare once said, “Death is a fearful thing”. This does not relate to the play Romeo and Juliet because they are willing to take risks that jeopardize their life. Juliet and Romeo are fine with taking their lives for each other because they are willing to do anything for each other. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are in love, but they have problems with their families having a feud with one another. They try to overcome their families hating each other, however, they cannot overcome it and eventually they die because of the feud.
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a fight, Romeo refuses. Mercuito steps in a accepts the challenge for himself. Tybalt and Mercito were just having fun in the beginning, but then it got serious. So serious, this playful fight ended to Mercitos death. Romeo was upset about this and he goes after Tybalt seeking vengeance.
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!” (60).
Romeo and Juliet is a story that everyone knows even if they haven 't read it. In Act 3 even more conflict added and it starts right in Scene 1 with Mercutio and Tybalt get into a major fight . In this Scene, Mercutio and Tybalt get carried away and create bigger problems by killing Mercutio. I think Tybalt is an important character in this Scene because he definitely doesn 't mean to kill Mercutio, but Romeo completely misunderstands. At the beginning of the scene Tybalt wants to fight Romeo because he wanted to kick Romeo out of the Capulet party, but Lord Capulet says “No, let him stay.”.