Romeo went to get a glimpse of love, not with the intentions to start trouble. In the first act, Benvolio was trying to make peace between the servants, and then Tybalt joined in and made it a brawl because he automatically assumed the worst. Both Capulet and Montague are ultimately responsible in the death of Mercutio because they, themselves, held the power to instill peace within the ranks and with their families. How many people had to fight and die because two men refused to put the good of the realm first? While they were able to make peace after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it took the tragic loss of important lives for them to finally burry the
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, although one might argue that Mercutio is most responsible for inciting the duel in Act 3 Scene 1; in reality Tybalt should be held accountable because Tybalt starts the fight. Mercutio gets angry and draws his sword however, it is Tybalt who comes looking for a fight. Tybalt is to blame for the fight leading to the deaths of Mercutio and himself. Tybalt is the one who is furious at Romeo for trying to crash the Capulet party. Tybalt and Mercutio quickly start insulting each other when Tybalt starts the fight.
In theory, this should have caused Juliet to feel pure hatred towards Romeo. Ironically, Tybalt 's death brought the couple even closer together in love. However, the Capulet family did not know of the secret relationship and wanted to put Romeo to his death. Tybalt 's death affected each member of the Capulet family and moved the plot closer to its tragic ending. As Tybalt 's legacy, Romeo was exiled from Verona, and for a time, could not see Juliet anymore.
“Tragic flaw… [can] be defined as a trait in a character leading to [their] downfall” (Editors). In many fictitious pieces, characters are given a flaw that leads to consequences. William Shakespeare incorporates the theme of tragic flaw in Romeo and Juliet, through his characters. Tragic flaw is demonstrated by Romeo who falls in love too easily, eventually leading to his death. It is also shown with Tybalt who is very stubborn and reckless, leading to his end.
Even if Lord Capulet thought that Romeo was not going to cause any problems he should have still kicked Romeo out, because he was not invited. Lord Capulet should have been suspicious of how Romeo discovered the party. He wanted to avoid making a scene at his party, but he just had to go up and ask him to leave, fighting was not the only way to get rid of Romeo. Juliet 's father 's second biggest mistake was pressuring Juliet into marrying Paris. At first he wanted Paris to woo her, but after Tybalt was killed he wanted to rush her into marrying Paris to cheer her up.
Also, if Romeo never got in between two people fighting with swords then Mercutio would of never been stabbed. Tybalt was most likely aiming to stab Romeo when he got in between the fight since he wanted revenge. But, he accidently stabbed Mercutio instead. In the movie portrayal done by Zeffirelli, Tybalt looked like he could not believe that he actually stabbed Mercutio and almost looked like he felt guilty for what has happened since he did not intend to stab Mercutio at all. Mercutio himself even asked “Why the dev’l came you between us?/I was hurt under your arm” (3.1.93-94).
In William Shakespeare 's tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the servants and servingmen are solely responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The men often do not think before they act, which causes horrible situations and starts new issues. Thus, creating trouble and fights to break out. The Capulet’s servingmen, Samson and Gregory, pick a fight with their enemies. Prince Escalus tells them their consequence if they fight again.
Due to his involvement in the feud, this contributes to his death later on in the play. Tybalt is splenetic and hateful towards the Montagues which helps highlight his foil, Benvolio. During the play, Benvolio is the do-gooder who will always tell the truth, even if it hurts his friends, which are shown when Benvolio declares, “O noble prince, I can discover all / The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. / There lies the man, slain by young Romeo, / That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio.” (3.1.105-108). In contrast, Tybalt is shown with very deep-rooted loyalties during the Capulet Ball when he attempts to kick Romeo out of the ball for only being there.
This justifies Romeo’s unstable feelings bouncing from one thought to another. In other parts of the play, Romeo once again allows his feelings turn to action such as in Act III. Tybalt and Mercutio began to duel in the streets, leading to Mercutio’s death. Romeo, who had just witnessed one of his closest companions be slain before his eyes, felt loads of anger and grief. He transferred those strong feelings to his sword, causing Tybalt to face the same fate as Mercutio.
Shakespeare writes the play giving the audience the final decision of who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play fault can be placed on Romeo. He makes a variety of choices that lead to Juliet’s death and his own. Romeo is constantly blaming his own careless behaviors on fate. He is warned not to attend the party but he smirks at fate by saying, “But he that hath the steerage of my course/Direct my sail,” (1.4.119-120).
During the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt and Mercutio, challenge each other to a brawl. Mercutio has the ability to hold his own ground and take on Tybalt himself, but Romeo intervenes. While the two are fighting, Romeo gets involved in the altercation; he does not want anything to happen to either of
Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo saying that there is going to be a battle between the two, but the letter never gets to Romeo. Mercutio is the one who gets the letter and does not tell Romeo. When Tybalt comes to battle Romeo, Mercutio tries to distract Tybalt, so he will not try to fight Romeo, and he gets killed. Romeo is angry with Tybalt, because of what he did to Mercutio, and ends up killing Tybalt. He then felt regret right after he did this, because they are now related through marriage.
In this scene Tybalt and Mercutio are fighting in the street and Mercutio is protecting Romeo. One of the reasons why Mercutio dies is because Romeo is trying to break up the fight, this is breaking the real dueling standard. This breaks the rules it because a duel is when two people are fighting because they are in a disagreement. In the dueling rules it says that you are not allowed to have a third person in. If Romeo did not get in the way Mercurio could have gotten gotten away safely from the batte.
Mercutio then decided to step in to protect Romeo of his vulnerability and fight Tybalt. In the text Mercutio states, “Will you pluck your sword out of his pitcher/by the ears? make haste, lest mine be about your/ears ere it be out” (3.1.108-110). Mercutio felt that it was his responsibility to take down Tybalt since he was intimidating Romeo. So, Mercutio decided to brawl with Tybalt.
At the beginning of the scene Tybalt wants to fight Romeo because he wanted to kick Romeo out of the Capulet party, but Lord Capulet says “No, let him stay.”. When Tybalt proposes the duel to Romeo, Romeo quickly declines the duel because they have just become family members because of marriage. Mercutio steps up for his friend and accepts Tybalt 's duel. While Mercutio and Tybalt are fighting, Romeo is trying his hardest to stop the fight. When Romeo finally gets in between the two Tybalt gets the one last jab at Mercutio which punctures Mercutio.