Causes Of Tybalt's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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Campbell 1
Theo Campbell
Mrs. Rudolph
English 9-2
26 April 2023
It’s Tybalt’s Fault
A lot of people put Friar Laurence at the blame for the death of the star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Written by the great poet William Shakespeare, the lovers that go by the name of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet put their lives on the line due to the feuds of their two families. The families have a feud that diminishes any kind of contact with the other family. In the tragedy, the main prossecutor in fault of the death of the lovers is there beloved cousin Tybalt Capulet.
Tybalt is put at fault for their death because he acted very irrational to the two families, and he was an aggressive being from the start. …show more content…

“Tybalt, here slain, whom Romeo’s hand did slay./ Romeo, that spoke him fair, bid him bethink/ How nice the quarrel was, and urged withal/ Your high displeasure. All this—uttered/ With gentle breath, calm look, knees humbly bowed—/ Could not take truce with the unruly spleen/ Of Tybalt deaf to peace, but that he tilts/ With piercing steel at bold Mercutio’s breast;/ Who, all as hot, turns deadly point to point,/ And, with a martial scorn, with one hand beats/ Cold death aside and with the other sends/ It back to Tybalt, whose dexterit./ Retorts it. “(Shakespeare 3.2.145-156). Benvolio, being an honest man, says, yes, Romeo did slay Tybalt, but Tybalt started the brawl. He killed Mercutio. Tybalt slayed Mercutio because he was acting irrational and was going by his aggressive nature. Tybalt had no reason to slay Mercutio besides Mercutio being witty, but throughout the story, everyone makes witty remark or two, and it doesnt result in their death. Tybalt is shown here making rash decisions then leading to the death of the …show more content…

They most likely believe this because he had supplied a potion to Juliet and didn’t correctly deliver the news to Romeo. He also married the lovers behind their families backs which caused a great deal of misfortune, but these were all just effects to Tybalts causes. If Tybalt didnt slay Mercutio, then Romeo would have had no reason to slay Tybalt, if Romeo wouldnt have had to slay Tybalt, Romeo wouldnt be banished, and then Juliet wouldn’t have needed the potion and they wouldn’t have ended their lives. Romeo says it himself, “Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say “death”;/ For exile hath more terror in his look,/ Much more than death. Do not say “banishment.’”(Shakespeare 3.3.12-14). This foreshadowing is a bigger clue to who’s responsible because Romeo got banished due to him having to slay Tybalt. Romeo imply’s that he’d rather be dead then to be banished from his lover and from Verona for the things he did to Tybalt. Yet thats exactly what he did. He took his own life do to the simplicity of cause and effect. Even though Friar Laurence seems like he’s to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. He was not only just doing his job, but he was taking care of the causes and effects that Tybalt

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