Causes Of Tybalt's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger,” Buddha had once said. This saying is easily relatable to Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. Supposing that Tybalt did not give into his anger, and he did not challenge Romeo to a duel, he would have never been killed. The cause of Tybalt's death is his own fault because he starts the fight, comes back to the fight, and kills Mercutio. Tybalt is at fault for his own death because he started the fight. After the Capulet party, Benvolio says, “Tybalt, the kinsman of old Capulet, Hath sent a letter to his father's house.”(2.4.6-7) followed by Mercutio, “A challenge, on my life.”(2.4.8) While looking for Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio stumbleupon a letter while looking for Romeo. This letter was sent by Tybalt to Romeo challenging him to a duel. Because of this, we know that Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo. Soon later Tybalt confront Mercutio while looking for Romeo. Once Romeo enters the scene Tybalt tells him, “Boy, your words can’t excuse the harm you’ve done to me. So now turn and draw your sword.”(3.1.37-38) …show more content…

When Romeo refuses to fight, Tybalt and Mercutio become angry and fight each other. The result of this fight is that Tybalt stabs Mercutio underneath Romeo's arm. Once realising what he has done Tybalt flees from the scene of the fight. When he comes back to finish what he started, he ensures Romeo, “Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here. Shalt with him hence.”(3.1.91-92) By saying this he is confident that Romeo will be reunited with Mercutio through death. This means Tybalt as come back to finish what he had intended to happen at first, kill Romeo. They fight and Romeo who is letting anger take over his actions is victorious. Because of Tybalt coming back to the scene of the fight after killing Mercutio, he has committed the crime of his own

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