Some of the people were shouting that Romeo is totally evil person, and should be killed immediately. Frair Lawrence chastises Romeo for being so negative, and being pessimistic about his situation because it truly could have turned out a lot worse. Juliet reluctantly lets him go after finally acknowledging the larks singing signifying daylight. But he rules that Romeo must be banished from Verona. Mercutio is enraged that his cousin Romeo won't fight, and says that if Romeo won't fight Tybalt then he will. When Tybalt came back, they fought fiercely for a while, until Tybalt finally fell.
Sometimes Mercutio is shown as a jealous friend who feels as if he has been overlooked, but in some more controversial interpretations Mercutio is implied to have sexual feelings for Romeo. After a moment, Tybalt catches Mercutio exposed and stands ready to strike his chest. The stage direction in the margin, Draws, is not found in the old copies, but was first inserted by Capell, and is perhaps not necessary. Mercutio steals around to his other side and the two shake hands and resume their duel. Whilst this conforms to our expectations of Mercutio, who seems to fear nothing, we could interpret this self-importance as a necessary tactic to help protect his reputation and high status by avoiding a loss of public face. Romeo's separation from these typical modes of interaction is both an abandonment of traditional masculinity and a departure from the temporal and divisive perspective of the feud. Romeo having rushed between them to part them.
They fight, and Romeo kills Tybalt. Shakespeare shows him deliberately placing the potential blame elsewhere to avoid incensing the unpredictable Mercutio. His name, derived from mercury, reflects this. How does Shakespeare present Tybalt here and in the rest of the play? Analysis The sudden, fatal violence in the first scene of Act 3, as well as the buildup to the fighting, serves as a reminder that, for all its emphasis on love, beauty, and romance, Romeo and Juliet still takes place in a masculine world in which notions of honor, pride, and status are prone to erupt in a fury of conflict. Affection makes him false, his love for Romeo and his friend Mercutio makes him partial in his story. However, Montague argued that Tybalt killed Mercutio, so his son just did what the law would have done.
Mercutio cannot stand Romeo submitting to Tybalt's cruelty and draws his sword to fight. Mercutio very slowly gets to his feet yet again and climbs the church steps, atop which he curses both the Montagues and Capulets. Tybalt draws his sword and challenges Romeo. Romeo walks atop his euphoric cloud buoyed by blissful thoughts of marriage to Juliet, peace, unity, and harmony. They begin to duel, the others forming an excited circle around them. Tybalt is really only interested in Romeo, but Romeo is not disposed to quarrel with his wife's cousin. Passion outweighs reason at every turn.
That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds, Which too untimely here did scorn the earth. The arrival of the Prince and the angry citizens shifts the focus of the play to a different sort of public sphere. Shakespeare portrays him as a go-between from the start. Tybalt didn't laugh so much and Mercutio's taunts enraged him. First of all, he sends a rude letter to Romeo's house to challenge him.
Romeo tries to get them to stop, reminding them that the prince has forbidden such fighting in the streets, but they continue. Romeo is now technically guilty of murder, and must leave Verona immediately. He asks for a doctor, but again they just laugh. Romeo, the peacemaker, stood in between them and tried to stop their fight. His brain is so swift, moving like mercury, that other characters and the audience often struggle to keep up with his endless puns and jests. Romeo thinks that banishment is worse than death because he will live to know and feel his separation from Juliet while knowing that everything else even insects have contact with her while he doesn't.
As a result, he began fighting with Tybalt. Their extraordinary love removes them from the animosity that drives the feud; however, that love is also flawed by Romeo acting out of anger rather than out of his love for Juliet. My blood, he who was my blood relation; cp. Juliet at first believes the nurse is saying that Romeo committed suicide, than thinks someone killed Romeo. Bear hence this body and attend our will: Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. Romeo is forced to flee a mob of citizens as the Prince, the heads of the two households, and their wives appear at the scene.
Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm and leaves. It is Tybalt who really started the fight. We open next on a naked lying exposed in bed, having spent the night together. Tybalt, unconvinced, then sent a letter to Romeo's housechallenging him to a duel and wandered the streets of Verona tryingto find him so they could fight. Tybalt and Mercutio begin swordfighting.