William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is a tragic one as love lead to the deaths of both young lovers. Yet there is still a question that remains in this story Who was responsible for the six deaths in the play Romeo and Juliet. Most of the blame for the six deaths in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare rests on both the Montague and Capulet families. The main reason is that their hatred for each other got way out of hand. As we can see that in Act 3.1. Tybalt (Juliet’s cousin, part of the Capulet family) initially wants to fight Romeo due to his family and his personal pride. This results in Romeo's friend Mercutio (nephew of the prince of Verona) death as he stands up for Romeo and challenges Tybalt to a duel; in which Romeo tried to prevent. However, he ends up killing Tybalt as a sign of justice for what he had done. In the same scene, Benvolio tells the Prince the truth about …show more content…
His family”s pride showed no boundaries as Tybalt stated in (Act 1. Scene 5. 56-57) “Now by the honor of our family, I do not consider it a crime to kill him”(about Romeo). In this scene, Romeo came uninvited to the Capulets party. Tybalt was very hostile towards this move and saw it as an offense to his family’s name. As this quote demonstrates Tybalt doesn't fear the consequences even if it means death. In the same act, Lord Capulet tells Tybalt not to start anything or destroy Romeo's reputation because he has not done anything wrong. Yet Tybalt's Stubbornness results in Lord Capulet calling Tybalt a child which angered his pride. In a sense, Tybalt was only killing in part because of the rivalry between both families. Furthermore, Mercutio died because of the Montague and Capulet feud. Mercutio had always criticized their families feud and wanted, among others for it to stop. As Tybalt approached Mercutio he
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The book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there are six deaths. Decisions Friar Lawrence made throughout the story made me believe that he is to blame for all of the deaths in Romeo and Juliet. Friar’s interference in the feud between the Montagues and Capulets made things worse even though he was just trying to end the feud and unite everyone in love. “Whether your intention is to help or hurt, you never know if the outcome will be what you intended it to be.” -Molly
He, assisted by Mercutio, was the spark that set the Montagues and Capulets completely against each other. During the party, Tybalt’s uncle was aware that a Montague was at his party, but he didn’t mind; only Tybalt was bothered. Later, when Tybalt kills Mercutio, it sets Romeo into a fit of rage, resulting in Tybalt’s death. Romeo takes all the blame for both deaths since Tybalt is slain, causing a chain reaction that forced the Montagues and the Capulets into a seething battle. Tybalt’s own death was the beginning of serious conflict between the two families which subsequently caused more deaths to follow.
To prove my point, Romeo sneaks into the Capulet party and Tybalt wants to kill Romeo. As another illustration, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel for his presence at the party. Also, Mercutio fights Tybalt in place of Romeo and gets killed. Romeo then kills Tybalt and is banished by Prince
Their ancient feuding was the result of Romeo’s banishment. The Capulet house had a resentment for the Montague house, which led Tybalt to act viciously towards Mercutio and Romeo. Romeo’s detestation for Tybalt after killing his best friend was immense. Since Romeo is a very round character and acts on his emotions without thinking, he killed Tybalt. If it had not been for the programmed hate for the Capulets since birth, Romeo would not have killed Tybalt and been banished.
Regardless, Romeo does not wish to fight and instead tries to make peace with him because of his marriage with Tybalt’s cousin. The fact that Romeo is not willing to fight back enrages Mercutio and leads to Tybalt killing him. Which then results in Romeo avenging Mercutio and killing Tybalt. Romeo then gets banished which causes Juliet to seek help from the Friar and so forth. Tybalt had no real reason to kill Romeo, but he did and because of his actions, he causes a chain reaction that contributes to the death of Romeo and
But, Tybalt's is also to blame in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo kills Tybalt right after marrying Juliet and this story starts to have a downfall. As Tybalt in Act 1, Scene 1 states, “ What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? " Tybalt makes fun of Benvolio for trying to stop the fight. Almost immediately you see that he is a arrogant and impulsive character.
Mercutio's death enraged Romeo enough to spill blood in revenge (by killing Tybalt). When the Prince saw what happened, he banished Romeo as a lesser punishment after after threatening to kill Capulets and Montagues who would start a fight because Mercutio was the prince's cousin.. Romeo's banishment to Mantua put his mom into depression and killed her, while also making it near impossible for Romeo and Juliet to see each other. Making them invent a silly plan where both die. Mercutio was to blame, though only partially for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as other reasons contributed to Romeo and Juliet's deaths.
Who is to blame for the death of the two lovers, in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”? Although, Friar Lawrence and Fate are partially to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet, the families of the two take most the blame. Friar Lawrence said to Romeo before marrying him to Juliet that “these violent delights have violent ends”, foreshadowing the death of Romeo and Juliet. After Romeo is banished for killing Tybalt, The Friar develops a plan for Romeo and Juliet to be together. This plan is for Juliet to drink a mixture from a vial that puts her to sleep for forty-two hours, making her appear dead to everyone else.
The long standing-family feuding and fate is ultimately to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. Some people may think that Romeo and Juliet are ultimately to blame for their own deaths, because they both killed themselves. They are wrong, the
Who is To Blame for the Deaths of Two Star Crossed Lovers? In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Romeo and his Lover Juliet died tragically by committing suicide, but there is one big question, who is responsible for their deaths? Was is Tybalt, Mercutio, or the Friar’s fault? Or was it all three of them responsible?
A bears him like a poorly gentleman, and to say truth, verona brags of him.” (1.5.72-74)Tybalt is to blame for their deaths Because Capulet says it’s not worth tybalt’s time, tybalt still challenges Romeo to a duel. They fight but, tybalt ends up being killed ending in romeo’s banishment to mantua and his depression. They then make up the plan but it fails. Tybalt killed Mercutio because romeo doesn’t want to fight and Romeo kills Tybalt for killing him.
Romeo is to blame for Mercutio’s death in Act III of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, Romeo did not fight back when Tybalt insulted him. Tybalt calls Romeo a villain and other various names, but Romeo responds by saying (paraphrase), “I love you more than you believe for we are family, even if you are oblivious to this fact. I love the name Capulet as much as I love my own name”(3.1.72-75). When Romeo says this, Tybalt becomes confused and enraged.
Juliet goes behind their back and marries Romeo an enemy. A series of more unfortunate events take place and ultimately our two young lovers take their own lives. The question remains, who is the most to blame for the tragic deaths? Due to the forced marriage and his verbal abuse Lord Capulet shoulders most of the death for Romeo and Juliet. Lord Capulet is the one
While Mercutio is dying Romeo is deciding what he wants to do to Tybalt for killing his friend. After Mercutio dies Romeo realizes that Tybalt must pay for what he has done, Romeo kills Tybalt in a duel. This killing spree upsets the families. Romeo did not want his friend to die on the count of his family’s feud with the Capulets. Mercutio knew that the two families did not get along and tried to stay neutral with the conflict, but because he let his feelings about Tybalt get in the way, he unfortunately paid for it with his
Romeo disagrees and says, “Tybalt, the reason why I have to love thee / doth excuse the appertaining rage” (III I 63-65). Here Romeo expresses his love for Tybalt due to the fact that Romeo is wed to Juliet, Tybalt’s cousin making him a relative of Tybalt. However, Romeo does not reveal why he loves Tybalt. Mercutio fights for Romeo and is slain by Tybalt and Romeo seeking revenge, murders Tybalt and is banished. Both these events cause other events of poor communication to take place in this chain reaction which leads to the dreadful end of Romeo and Juliet.