Reasons For Mercutio Is To Blame For Romeo's Death

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In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo does kill Tybalt but who is really to blame? Mercutio is minding his own business while Tybalt insults him and starts a fight. Romeo may have done the deed of killing him but Tybalt brought Romeo to that point. Since he killed Mercutio, It drove Romeo to such anger. And then ended with the death of Tybalt. Tybalt is to blame for his own death, since he was looking for a fight with Romeo, he insulted Mercutio, and Tybalt instigated the conversation.
Tybalt is responsible for his own death because he caused Mercutio to fight him. Tybalt did this by first insulting Romeo when he says, “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain” (3.1.56-57). He calls Romeo a villain and challenges him to a duel. When Romeo keeps turning him down and walks away Tybalt gets even angrier. He insults him again and doesn’t really pay attention to what Romeo says. Mercutio decides at that …show more content…

Gentlemen, good den; a word with one of you”(34-35). Tybalt is calling to Mercutio and his friends. This is an example of him speaking to Mercutio in order to start the conversation that results in a fight. Also in Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt says, “You shall find me apt enough to that, sir, an you will give occasion”(38-9). Tybalt is speaking to Mercutio reassuring the fact that that he will fight on the chance that Mercutio were to give him a reason to. Tybalt is expressing a certain quality of animosity towards Mercutio. This is another of the many bad actions that Tybalt carries out. Another thing that Tybalt the Capulet says in Act 3 Scene 1, Tybalt says, “Mercutio, thou consortest with Romeo”(41). Tybalt is asking them if they associate with Romeo. This clearly infuriates Mercutio and while Mercutio seems always to be drunk Tybalt should realize this and not try to anger him. The death of Tybalt is due to his own lack of foresight, since he began the

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