Romeo is emotionally confused so he says, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him (3.1.91).” Romeo just kills his wife's cousin without thinking how she would feel or what would happen. He made a fatal mistake because after that he had to leave the city. Which would
In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is responsible for his own death because he has a history of killing, he has an attitude that instigates on problems, and he has grudges against Romeo. Tybalt is at fault for his own death because he has killed other people before. Romeo exclaims to Tybalt, after Tybalt killed Mercutio, “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead?” (3.1.84). In this quote, Romeo is wailing that a great person was just killed by Tybalt. He thinks Tybalt shouldn’t be alive
Placing the Blame The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet truly becomes a tragedy once Mercutio, Romeo’s close friend, is killed by the hand of Tybalt. Multiple claims could be made regarding who is responsible for Mercutio’s death, but he himself is ultimately to blame. Once Tybalt approaches him, Mercutio begins to instigate. The heat at the time of this scene was hardly bearable, making matters worse as Mercutio quickly becomes irritable. He made insulting comments and aggravating remarks, pushing Tybalt to the point of fighting.
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).
However, Mercutio's rash, emotionally driven response is a poor response, not only because fighting on the streets breaks the Prince’s newly decreed law, but also because it leads to his own death. His death sparks vengeance in Romeo which gets him exiled for killing tybalt, and inspiring the Capulets to wed their Daughter,
Mercutio and Tybalt's bout created an overarching problem for both Juliet and Romeo both in the short and long term. First off as Romeo had killed Tybalt in his rage, he had disobeyed the Princes decree to keep peace on the streets or meet demise. Although Romeo hadn’t taken the full blunt of the prince's punishment due to Benvolio's testimony, he had still gotten banished from the streets of Verona which Romeo claimed was worse than death: “For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death.”(3.3.14-15). Mercutio and Tybalt’s confrontation also had immediate effects on Juliet as well, who was very distraught as the nurse delivered the news of Romeo’s exile to her. You can tell how upset Juliet is about the banishment by how she is
The second reason is that Romeo was banished because he killed Tybalt. The third reason is that Juliet would have never faked her death if Romeo was never banished. The first reason Tybalt is to blame for the death of the two lovers is that he picked a fight with Mercutio. Mercutio and Romeo
Acting quickly on his emotions, Romeo begins to fight Tybalt out of anger. When Tybalt mocks Romeo, blaming him for Mercutio's death, Romeo thrusts his sword forward in defense saying “This shall determine that” (3.1.136). He kills Tybalt just moments after telling him he loves him. Romeo kills his wife’s cousin without a hesitation, despite his attempts earlier to keep the peace. He does the opposite of keep the peace between the families, he increases the tension between them.
Unfortunately, Mercutio is stabbed because Romeo impulsively steps in the way, preventing Mercutio's sword from defending him. Romeo then attacks Tybalt, which later on Romeo kills Tybalt (Act 3 Scene 1). When Romeo killed Tybalt that made Romeo get banish from Verona. As you can see, Romeo can be impulsive at
Romeo chooses to love Juliet, a member of the family that has been rivaling his own for many years. Furthermore, he made the decision to kill Tybalt out of revenge, despite the repercussions he knew he would face for killing Juliet’s cousin. When he made this choice, he doomed their love, knowing this would further seal the hatred between families. Finally, Romeo acts with impulse and emotion instead of ration when he assumes Juliet has died, by choosing to drink poison, thus resulting in Juliet’s death by dagger. Fate does not control Romeo’s actions, though he seems to blame fate; rather, his destiny is chosen by his own careless decisions.
Romeo acts before he thinks. After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo immediately chases Tybalt and kills him, without thinking of the consequences. Prince Escalus had already said that if the Montagues and Capulets had another brawl, there would be death to pay. Romeo chose to ignore this or maybe even not think about it at all. “Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain!