Examples Of Tragic Flaws In Romeo And Juliet

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Characters with tragic flaws are characters that decide their fate based on a decision they made during their life. Shakespeare loved to use characters with tragic flaws in his drama, Romeo, and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is about 2 lovers of different families that hate each other fall in love and their love leads to their death. Romeo and Juliet has so many characters with tragic flaws, but the ones that stick out the most are Romeo, a impulsive lover and his love tragedy, Tybalt, a hostile swordsman, and his hate for another family causes his death, and Mercutio, a cheerful friend of Romeo and his overprotective flaw. Romeo’s tragic flaw is his love life, which leads his carless death. Benvolio, a witness says, “Tybalt here slain, whom Romeo's hand did slay”. (3.1.148) The …show more content…

Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo, but Mercutio and Tybalt fought, which led to Mercutio’s death and Romeo went for revenge and killed Tybalt. Therefore, just because Tybalt hated the Montagues so bad, so he fought one of them and lost his life. Mercutio’s tragic flaw is being too protective of Romeo. Mercutio tells Tybalt, “o calm dishonorable, vile submission!-/Alla stoccata carries it away. (draws his sword)/Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?” (3.1.69-71). Mercutio thinks Romeo doesn’t want to fight Tybalt because he is too scared and ill-prepared for fighting. Mercutio doesn’t want Romeo and Tybalt to fight because Tybalt is a skilled swordsman and Romeo is not. Mercutio later says, “I am hurt. A plague 0 ' both your houses! I am sped.” Mercutio says this after he was stabbed while fighting Tybalt and he ends up dying from that wound. Mercutio wants a plague to fall on both families because Romeo got in the way of Mercutio, which caused him to get

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