Just after Romeo and Juliet’s wedding, Tybalt comes looking for him wanting to fight. Romeo does not want to fight because he now loves Tybalt since he is family to him, but neither Tybalt or anyone else knows this reason. Quickly Mercutio steps in and tells Tybalt that he will fight him in honour of Romeo. Sadly this leads to the death of Mercutio. Romeo is angry and in need of revenge, which creates an intense fight between Tybalt and Romeo.
Eager and engrossed with thought of each other, they plan to be soon married. Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry them, and he reluctantly agrees hoping it will end the feud. Soon after the wedding between Romeo and Juliet, Romeo finds Tybalt, now his cousin, and Mercutio arguing in the streets of Verona. When Tybalt and Mercutio begin to brawl, Romeo steps between them, causing Mercutio to be struck with Tybalt's sword causing Mercutio to die. Romeo, driven with a mixture of grief and anger kills Tybalt.
Men believe strongly in defending their honor by any means available especially violence. When there is a fight in the market place, Capulet rushes to fight for his honor, “my sword I say, old Montague is come...” Capulet denies Paris’ request to marry Juliet “ and too soon marred are those so early made,” acting for his own good because he wants Juliet to produce many offspring to carry on the Capulets bloodline, since she is his only surviving child. When at the ball Capulet demands Tybalt to let Romeo be,” content thee, gentle coz, let him alone,” but this just fuels Tybalts anger towards Romeo, which eventually ends up in Tybalt causing his own death. Capulet believes he is giving his child the best when he announces her engagement to Paris” she shall be married to this noble earl,” and believes Paris will make a good husband for Juliet. When Juliet refuses Capulet thinks it best to threaten her, “I will drag thee,” but this just makes Juliet turn to more drastic measures.
Tybalt, a nephew of old Capulet noticed Romeo. He was angry with the order from old Capulet to prevent him acting against his enemy, so sent a letter to challenge Romeo to a duel. Romeo hasn’t yet read this letter; for he was secretly marrying Juliet, the daughter of Capulet and the cousin of Tybalt. To demonstrate how this scene is exciting and dramatic, I will look at the three main characters, Mercutio, Tybalt and Romeo. One of the first characters the audience sees is Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend.
Then, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel but Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio. In anger from Mercutio’s death, Romeo kills Tybalt which gets him banished to Mantua. Even though he was angry over his friend’s death, this action was a bad decision by Romeo because the banishment caused problems for the lovers. Then, they have to find a way to still be together. To even more complicate the plot, Mr. Capulet promised Paris that will Juliet “shall be married to” him (R&J 3.4.21).
"From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;" I don't agree with the quotation above because I think the tragic deaths of both Romeo and Juliet are caused by human decision. It is an indirect result of the decisions and actions of several characters. For example, Romeo decides to go to Capulet's party where he meets Juliet. Later on, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married which is another wrong decision in the story. Moreover, Friar Laurence agrees to marry the two secretly which is also a cause for their deaths.
He thinks situations through and always acts for the best. This is shown when he marries Romeo to Juliet even though he knows Romeo has just met her, he also knows how fast Romeo can change his opinion of girls for he had forgotten about his true love Rosaline as soon as he met Juliet. He says "Is Rosaline that thou didst love so dear So soon forgotten?" He marries them though for he thinks it may have a chance of stopping the Capulets and the Montagues from endless war. The Friar also knows how, "These violent delights have violent ends".
Juliet returns Romeos affections and hoping they might at last unite the families and put an end to the feud, they decide to get married in secret. Tybalt, a quarrelsome Capulet, having recognised Romeo at the ball is angered but his audacity at gate crashing. Tybalt takes it as a personal insult and is determined to get revenge on Romeo. In act 3, scene 1 Tybalt confronts Romeo, but with his marriage still fresh in his mind Romeo refuses to jeopardise his relationship with Juliet by fighting with Tybalt. Tybalt will not accept Romeos peace offering and mercilessly beats him.
Ironically a fight is then started out of Mercutio's love for Romeo. Then Romeo, because he loves both Juliet and Mercutio, tries to stop the fight with the help of Benvolio. But as each of them try to hold Tybalt and Mercutio back, Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeos arm and runs off. At this point Romeos love for Mercutio causes him to fight Tybalt and kill him, resulting in Romeo getting banished from Verona. The main Character in this scene (and the whole play in general) is Romeo.
The pair of star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet were destined to end in tragedy. The events that led to their tragic end included, Romeo being invited to the Capulet party where Romeo and Juliet first meet, Romeo murdering Tybalt, and the letter not arriving to warn Romeo of Juliet’s fake death. Fate led Romeo and Juliet to their deaths and there was nothing the pair could do about