Essay Who Is To Blame For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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“Romeo and Juliet” is a love story with a tragic ending. Two lovers have been forbidden from seeing each other due to a feud between their families, and are not able to pursue what would make them happy. Towards the end of the story, Romeo and Juliet decide that they would rather not live at all than have to live without one another. The question of who’s really to blame for the lovers death remains a highly controversial opinion. Overall, Tybalt is the main reason for Romeo and Juliet’s death, due to his vengeful and aggressive character. The vengeful side of Tybalt is greatly shown in act 1 when he chooses to hunt Romeo down after recognizing him at the party. Although Romeo should not have been at the Capulet's party, the head of the …show more content…

In act 3, Tybalt finds Romeo and wants to fight him, but Romeo refuses. “Doth much excuse the appertaining rage, To such a villain am i none. Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not.” Tybalt was not satisfied with peace and decided to fight Mercutio instead. During their brawl, Tybalt stabs Mercutio, resulting in Romeo’s best friend's death. Romeo then agrees to fight Tybalt because one of them should go to rest along with Mercutio. “That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul, is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.” When the two fought, Romeo won against Tybalt and killed him. When people find out the decision is made for Romeo to be exiled from the city. When the lovers find out that they have no chance of being with each other, they decide they would rather take themselves out of their misery. The exile of Romeo is what ultimately decided the fate of “Romeo and Juliet”. Some may argue that Romeo deserved his exile because he killed someone, but Romeo only resorted to violence after he watched his best friend undeservingly die in a duel with Tybalt. Romeo would not have been executed if Tybalt never came searching for trouble. Romeo should not be the one to blame because he would have never originally been violent, he only agreed to fight once Tybalt killed his best

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