Which this was one of the first events that caused their death, though Friar Lawrence thought that their marriage might bring the two feuding families together to create peace. Also during the fight scene between Tybalt, Mercutio, and Romeo, Romeo blocked Mercutio from fighting with Tybalt and because Tybalt and Mercutio were making eye contact and still facing each other Tybalt goes underneath Romeo’s arm and kills Mercutio. Romeo would not let Mercutio kill Tybalt because
“The lovers want to live in union; the death-dealing feud opposes their desire” (Kahn 185) and the play suddenly turns into a tragedy. Thus, the feud plays a crucial role in the dramatic development of the play. Firstly, it is the feud which causes Tybald to kill Mercutio, as “To Tybald, a sword can only mean a challenge to fight, and peace is such a word” (Kahn 174). Furthermore, due to this conflict Romeo murders Tybald in order to take revenge for his friend’s death and in this way according to Paster he bothers the completion of his secret marriage with Juliet
The two marry in secret and plan to live a happy life together before a deadly fight breaks out between the Montagues and the Capulets and the lovers are separated. The heartbreaking story consists of risky decisions and bad timing. Romeo’s own impulsive nature, demonstrated when he kills Juliet’s kinsman, breaks Verona’s law of banishment, and suicidal act, all contribute to the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet. 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.
One example of the character’s decisions made out of free will is the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio. In III.i, Tybalt tries to provoke a fight with Romeo. Instead, Mercutio fights Tybalt and loses. In revenge, Romeo kills Tybalt. In III.i of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo says “Gentlemen, for shame forbear this outrage!
Tybalt then died in the play. If Tybalt never died then things would 've been much better. When Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo because Tybalt saw Him in the party Romeo said no so Mercutio stepped in. Mercutio died and made Romeo mad. Romeo then kills Tybalt.
Death and tragedy engulf the people of Verona, who is to blame for this big mess? If you go back to the beginning of William Shakespeare 's play “Romeo and Juliet” it is easy to see this tragedy wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Mercutio and his tendency to meddle in other people’s lives. First he convinced Romeo that his love for Rosaline wasn’t worth it and he needed to get over her. He then led Romeo to his horrific fate when he forced Romeo to crash the Capulet party, where he would first meet his future bride Juliet. If it weren’t for his arrogance and selfishness Mercutio and Tybalt wouldn’t have gotten in a fight, causing Romeo’s banishment.
Once Tybalt punctures Mercutio with his sword right under Romeo’s arm Mercutio expires and is no longer alive. Romeo is soon angered by the death of Mercutio because he does not want Mercutio to die alone, so he speaks this “Now, Tybalt takes the “villain” back again that late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul but is a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (act 3, scene 1, lines 87-91). Romeo is saying the Tybalt should not be alive because he is the one the stabbed Mercutio during the fight so he should get it done back to him because you can’t do anything to others that you don’t want done to you. Romeo thinks Mercutio should not go to heaven, that Romeo should fight until one or the other is dead because it is not fair that he has to go by himself.
Mercutio’s death by Tybalt’s hand, led to his fight with Romeo which influence his own death. This was a nasty brawl that happened after Romeo and Juliet were married and when Romeo sees tybalt's sword plunged into his cousins stomach he takes immediate act of revenge and kills Tybalt on the
Essentially what is going on during this time is that Mercutio and Benvolio are forcing Romeo to go to a party so he can invest his time in a new girl instead of moping about Rosaline, who is the girl Romeo loved before. If they had never urged Romeo to go to the party, he most likely wouldn 't have gone to the party, and had never met Juliet, thus stopping the unfortunate events that were to happen next. Another example would be the event where Mercutio gets killed by Tybalt. Since Romeo’s best friend dies, he gets extremely angered, causing him to kill Tybalt. This event could have been easily avoided by Mercutio choosing his actions differently and wisely to avoid getting killed by Tybalt, or he could have calmed down instead of engaging in violence.
Romeo&Juliet: Compare/ Contrast Paper Written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet is a play of two star-crossed lovers and family feuds. In Act three, scene one, Tybalt is looking for trouble and someone to fight. Romeo denies Tybalt’s demand to fight him because of his love for Juliet. However, Mercutio doesn’t cower in front of Tybalt and decides to fight. Mercutio ends up paying the ultimate price, death.