Mercutio Is To Blame For Romeo's Death Essay

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Who do you think is responsible for the deaths The scene begins with Benvolio and Mercutio talking. Bevolio is trying to persuade Mercutio to leave because, if the Capulets are around, there would be trouble I pray thee good Mercutio let's retire. Benvolio is used by Shakespeare as a peacemaker, he will not argue or upst anybody andwill not side with anyone as he is neither Caulet or Montague, he is, hever, Romeo's friend. When Tybalt enters, he is very confident and obviously thought greatly of himself. He was looking for Romeo whom he wants to fight. Mercutio was teasing Tybalt because of his name, Tibaltwas a cat in an old story so he calls Tybalt a rat-catcher and king of cats Later, whenRomeo appears, he doesn't wnt to fight because …show more content…

Tybalt probably wondered why Romeo now loved the Capulets as much as he loved his own family, the Montagues. This is an example of dramatic irony. You could therefore argue tat Romeo is to blame for Mercutio's death because if Romeo was not so love-struck when he met Juliet he wouldn't have married her. The day before he was totally in love with Rosaline. If the marriage between Juliet nd him hadn't happened then Romeo probably would have fought ybalt and Mercutio would not have been involved at all, therefore Mercutio would not have been killed. Duels were more popular between young men because i\t gave them the chance to show off their swordsmanship. Mercutio blames the feud for his death: a plague on both your houses. There would not have been any cause for fighting if the feud was nonexistant. If there was no grudge between them, Tybalt and Romeo would not have been against each other. The feud between the Capulets and Montagues had been going on for so long nobody knew what started …show more content…

The play would also have started to drag if he hadn't killed off som characters. After this scene neither the Nurse or Benvolio are seen again because also they are not needed, they have done their bit now and Shakespeare needs to get on with making Romeo and Juliet the main characters. If Benvolio was still there he would still be peace-making with everybody when the play needed some traedy whilst leading up to the death of Romeo andJuliet. This is an excellent example of stagecraft and shows Shakespeare the dramatist at work. In conclusion, having considered all the evidence, I think that no-one is to blame for the death of Tybalt and Mercutio because there are many What ifs But they are not what happened. Mercutio and Tybalt were at the wrong place at te wrong time, they were just very unlucky. Fate decides what happens to everybody, and what happens just happens, there is no changing

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