Romeo Killed Tybalt In The Bible, it states 'If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death. (Leviticus 24:17-21). This quote means that if a man kills any other human he shall die too. This is important in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because Romeo kills Tybalt, because of the death of Mercutio by Tybalt's hand.
There are a lot of people who are to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death but the most obvious one is Tybalt. Tybalt was lady Capulet’s nephew and Juliet’s cousin. Tybalt was also a troublemaker and hated the Montagues. To support that, “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!” (1.1.70-72), is a quote said by Tybalt before everyone started fighting. Tybalt was called the “Prince of cats” by Mercutio because Tybalt was very hot-tempered and quarrelsome. The first reason is that Tybalt is to blame is that he killed Mercutio and was killed by Romeo. 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.
In the opening of the story of Romeo and Juliet, the Prince's kindness is being displayed. This scene is about a fight between the Montagues and the Capulets in the streets of Verona. Prince breaks up the fight and then says, “If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.“ (I.1.89) The Prince is showing kindness by not making them pay with their lives even though they have already fought a couple of times before. The Prince could’ve easily taken whomever involved in the fight and threw them in jail especially Tybalt. If the Prince had threw Tybalt in jail Tybalt would’ve never been able to challenge Romeo because he would be in jail, but since Tybalt was free and roaming as he pleases he then challenges Romeo but Romeo refuses and then Mercutio had stepped up to fight Tybalt. Romeo tries to intervene in the fight but Mercutio still gets killed and later on Romeo comes for vengeance by killing Tybalt. The Prince finds out that Tybalt was killed by Romeo and banishes his from Verona, word had got out and Juliet was informed that Romeo was banished and she
Romeo, trying to stop this battle, ends up getting between the two fighters. Tybalt uses this to his advantage and stabs Mercutio. Mercutio dies, and Romeo draws his sword and kills Tybalt. In the second scene, Juliet is excited about the marriage between her and Romeo.
When Romeo ends up killing Tybalt, not only is this a tragedy in itself, but it leads to other events that cause the overall tragedy of the play in which Romeo and Juliet kill themselves. In this quote Romeo reestablishes his masculinity once again by fighting Tybalt. He also honors Mercutio by avenging his death. “Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain! Away to heaven respective lenity, And fire-ey’d fury be my conduct now!”
Romeo and Juliet’s decision to kiss and get married leads to the stress of having to hide their marriage from their families. Tybalt’s inflammable personality and Romeo’s passionate urge for revenge leads to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. Finally, Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive decisions to kill themselves lead to woe for both the Capulets and the Montagues. This tragedy demonstrates to the audience what could happen if they make quick and impulsive decisions. It teaches them to make careful and well thought out choices, as well as to not make decisions based on emotions.
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.
Death, tragedy, misery, love, and unity, all of these words describe the story of Romeo and Juliet, but it all revolved around Tybalt making his first terrible mistake. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare, the short story is that two young lovers secretly get married, people murder in anger, the two lovers get separated, and then end their lives in a tragic death because of no communication. But, like I said, this all revolves around a mistake Tybalt makes because of the feud between the Capulet (Juliet’s family) and the Montague (Romeo’s family). Tybalt is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because, he killed Mercutio, which lead to Romeo 's banishment, which then leads to the suicides of 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.
Many times has this question been asked, but what is the answer? Through this play there are three turning points that made this play take a swivel for the worst. They could be well represented as strikes. Tybalt is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he caused the families to get their first strike, started the second fight, and by killing Mercutio made Romeo anger, so Romeo killed Tybalt therefore getting himself banned and causing the events that follow. Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he started the first fight, causing the two feuding families to get their first strike.
Their own families indifferences causing the death of their own children. Lastly, in Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt bullies Romeo when Romeo does not want to fight. Romeo loves Tybalt but he does not know that so Tybalt calls Romeo “a villain” (3.1, 64). Eventually Tybalt provokes Romeo enough to where they duel and Tybalt dies.
As we can see that in Act 3.1. Tybalt (Juliet’s cousin, part of the Capulet family) initially wants to fight Romeo due to his family and his personal pride. This results in Romeo's friend Mercutio (nephew of the prince of Verona) death as he stands up for Romeo and challenges Tybalt to a duel; in which Romeo tried to prevent. However, he ends up killing Tybalt as a sign of justice for what he had done. In the same scene, Benvolio tells the Prince the truth about
Tybalt believes that Romeo attended the fest to mock and show disgrace to the Capulet and therefore wanted to kill Romeo. however, which in fact is not true as Romeo came to meet Rosaline and is known in the city to be a very nice man. Tybalt’s feeling about Romeo is not due to his actions but because of his passionate hate for Romeo as he is a Montague a family enemy. In addition, Tybalt Mercutio has great hate towards the Capulets and along with his short temper has caused his death and gotten Romeo banished from
“The lovers want to live in union; the death-dealing feud opposes their desire” (Kahn 185) and the play suddenly turns into a tragedy. Thus, the feud plays a crucial role in the dramatic development of the play. Firstly, it is the feud which causes Tybald to kill Mercutio, as “To Tybald, a sword can only mean a challenge to fight, and peace is such a word” (Kahn 174). Furthermore, due to this conflict Romeo murders Tybald in order to take revenge for his friend’s death and in this way according to Paster he bothers the completion of his secret marriage with Juliet