Table of Contents
- 1 How does Mercutio get involved in the fight and what occurs?
- 2 Why do you think Mercutio gets involved in the fight?
- 3 What happens to Mercutio during the fight?
- 4 What does Mercutio think is the reason Romeo refuses to fight?
- 5 Does Mercutio protect Romeo?
- 6 Why does Mercutio keep repeating a plague o both your house?
- 7 Why is Mercutio killed?
- 8 Who kills who Romeo and Juliet?
How does Mercutio get involved in the fight and what occurs?
Mercutio becomes infuriated by Romeo’s efforts to make peace, as we see when just before Mercutio attacks Tybalt, Mercutio exclaims, “O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!” (III. Hence we see that Mercutio becomes involved in the duel because he was angry that Tybalt challenged Romeo and because he has a hot temper.
Why do you think Mercutio gets involved in the fight?
Mercutio gets involved because he is on Romeo’s side and he wants to fight Tybalt. Mercutio dies from a stab wound by Tybalt that happened under Romeo’s shoulder when Romeo tried to intervene in Mercutio and Tybalt’s fight.
Why does Mercutio stand up to fight Tybalt when Romeo won’t what happens to Mercutio What does he mean by a plague o both your houses?
“A plague o’ both your houses,” is a curse. Mercutio is renouncing any and all allegiance he previously had to the Montague house and cursing both houses indiscriminately. He does this because he believes that it is the feud that has lead to his death and he wants to symbolically get revenge.
What happens to Mercutio during the fight?
Mercutio and Tybalt begin to fight. Romeo, attempting to restore peace, throws himself between the combatants. Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm, and as Mercutio falls, Tybalt and his men hurry away. Mercutio dies, cursing both the Montagues and the Capulets: “A plague o’ both your houses” (3.1.
What does Mercutio think is the reason Romeo refuses to fight?
Mercutio simply thinks that Romeo’s refusal to fight is because of cowardice, and because he is scared of Tybalt: and his submission to Tybalt is “calm, dishonourable, vile”. As his friend won’t fight Tybalt, he draws his sword to fight him himself.
Who is to blame for Mercutio’s death?
Tybalt is to blame for Mercutio’s death, because Tybalt is the one who stabs him with his rapier: “Tybalt under Romeo’s arm thrusts Mercutio in and flies” (lines 89-90). Tybalt begins the quarrel by insulting Romeo, saying, “thou art a villain” (line 60).
Does Mercutio protect Romeo?
At this point, Mercutio steps in to defend Romeo’s honor, which Romeo seems unable or unwilling to do himself, and the fight is on between Mercutio and Tybalt.
Why does Mercutio keep repeating a plague o both your house?
Mercutio keeps repeating “A plague o’ both your houses” because if romeo would have fought he wouldn’t be dying. Romeo calls himself “fortune’s fool” because when he had dream before going to the ball it showed death.
What is Romeo’s response to Mercutio’s death?
Romeo grieves for his friend. He has great sympathy for his lost friend and realizes that what Mercutio had told him was true. Romeo believes that no good can come out of his love for Juliet. He knows he has to fight and kill Tybalt.
Why is Mercutio killed?
Romeo is eventually banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, and Juliet laments both the passing of her cousin and Romeo’s absence. Overall, Mercutio dies defending Romeo’s honor, and his death motivates Romeo to seek revenge on Tybalt.
Who kills who Romeo and Juliet?
Mercutio – Stabbed from under Romeo’s arm by Tybalt. Often viewed as accidental, since Tybalt may have been trying to kill Romeo. Tybalt – Stabbed by Romeo as revenge for Mercutio’s death. Lady Montague – Died from heartbreak upon hearing about her son’s banishment.
What is Benvolio trying to avoid?
When Tybalt and Mercutio first begin arguing, Benvolio tries to get them to stop fighting or take it somewhere private so that they don’t get in trouble by the prince.