Tyblat, the reason that I have to love thee/ Doth much excuse the appertaining rage/ To such a greeting. (III.i.57-59)
Alive and Triumph, and Mercutio slain?/ Away to heaven respective lenity,/ And fired-eyed fury be my conduct now! (III.i.115-117)
Makenzie Shannon period 8
Romeo had just married Juliet hours before this scene. Tybalt is Juliet's family witch means that he is now Romeos too. Romeo try's to explain that he loves Tybalt and does not wish to fight. Mercutio is extremely discussed with his friend Romeo because he will not fight. Mercutio believes the reason Romeo will not fight is out of fear. He does not know that Romeo and Juliet are married. Mercutio volunteers to fight for Romeo and his family.
Device: Dramatic Irony
Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee/ Doth much excuse the appertaining rage/ To such a greeting. Villain am I none./ Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not. (III.i.57-60)
Mercutio and Tybalt fight, Mercutio died and Tybalt came out victorious. Romeo was enraged and know longer cares if Tybalt is his family, he cares about avenging his friend. Romeo and Tybalt then fight to the dealth.
Theme: Death By Love
I will kill Tybalt, and avenge my beloved friend Mercutio.
Romeo killed Tybalt in their fight. Romeo believes that all the bad things that have happened were not his fault. After killing Tybalt, Romeo ran away in order to not get caught.
O, I am fortune's fool! (III.i.109)
This helps the audience understand that none of the characters in this scene knew about Romeo and Juliet's love and wedding. Romeo loves his family member Tybalt who does not know that they are family. The audience knows more information than the characters in the play.
Romeo was not going to fight Tybalt because they were new relatives. Mercutio stepped up and fought against Tybalt for Romeo. Mercutio was killed in the fight. The death of his beloved friend made Romeo want to avenge him. Tybalt died out of the love that Romeo felt for his friend Mercutio.