The word “Love” has multiple meanings to it. According to Dictionary.com the true meaning of love means a profundly tender, affection towards someone. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare this is what their love meant and they died because of it.
Romeo killing Tybalt is a decision made by free will. As stated in The Choice is Yours: The Fate of Free Will, sometimes a teen’s brain can decide a series of actions before the person is aware of it. Romeo is furious and his brain leads him to the decision to kill Tybalt because his anger gets the best of him. Of course, most actions come with a consequence and because Romeo is banished, he will never be able to see his beloved Juliet ever again. Sadly, the fight is only the beginning to the downfall of these “star-crossed
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!”
After Mercutio dies in Romeo’s arm, Romeo confronts Tybalt, seeking revenge for the death of his friend. Ultimately, he kills Tybalt before realizing his actions. Prince, trying to settle the scene, says, “His fault concludes but what the law should end, the life of Tybalt. (3.1.147)” Prince explains that because Tybalt murdered Mercutio, death was his punishment.
Benvolio says this to Romeo, because Tybalt has just been killed because he killed Mercutio. “Romeo, away, be gone! / The citizens are up and Tybalt slain. ”(3.1.130-131) This supports that Tybalt is to blame because his death leads to a lot more events like the capulet finding out and being heartbroken, but Juliet is even more sad because Romeo has been punished to exile but her parents don’t know that they are married.
If Tybalt would have listened to Benvolio or just left him alone then the Prince wouldn’t have done what he did. The Prince came to them and told them that if they disturbed the streets again they would have to pay with it with their lives. If this whole event had not occurred then when Tybalt and Mercutio died the Prince might have not been forced to banish Romeo. The quote I used portrays just how blood hungry and savage Tybalt really is. All Tybalt is concerned with is killing some Montagues.
The death of Tybalt wasn’t caused by the Montague’s, but rather as an effect of their lack of involvement towards Romeo. After Tybalt slays Mercutio, Romeo believes that Juliet “hath made [him] effeminate..” (Shakespeare 3.1.107). When teenagers grow in a permissive and neglectful environment, they tend to become rather self-conscious (Source 5). Romeo feels inferior and insecure that his masculinity diminished because he did not fight with Tybalt.
Romeo is to blame for Mercutio’s death in Act III of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, Romeo did not fight back when Tybalt insulted him. Tybalt calls Romeo a villain and other various names, but Romeo responds by saying (paraphrase), “I love you more than you believe for we are family, even if you are oblivious to this fact. I love the name Capulet as much as I love my own name”(3.1.72-75). When Romeo says this, Tybalt becomes confused and enraged.
Tybalt always wanted to fight Romeo. Tybalt and Mercutio get into a fight because of some upsetting words Tybalt said. In the fight Tybalt kills Mercutio, which get Romeo upset. Then Romeo kills Tybalt, which gets him banished form Verona, Italy. So the long-standing family feuding and fate are the cause of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths.
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.
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel and he declines the challenge and insists that he won’t fight Tybalt. Mercutio is angered by Romeo’s “cowardice” and takes on Tybalt himself. Romeo wants Mercutio to stop fighting Tybalt so he decides that it’d be a good idea to block his arm in mid combat and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm and Mercutio falls dead after rambling about plagues and a pun or two. Romeo doesn’t realize that it is his own fault that Mercutio died after Mercutio even blamed his wound on him. Romeo lets his emotions decide his actions and becomes enraged and ignores that Tybalt is now his family and fails to see that he was the reason Mercutio was killed.
Romeo will be charged with this due to the fact that he did in fact murder Tybalt from the influence of sudden passion and sudden rage due to the death of Mercutio earlier in the day. Eye witness Benvolio Montague gave an unbiased description of the sudden events happening at that time. He stated,
Do you think that Tybalt’s death was caused by Mercutio? Mercutio could be responsible for Tybalt's death, because Mercutio always instigated Tybalt's anger, he insisted that they should talk, but Mercutio has an ulterior motive to start a fight with Tybalt, the final reason Mercutio is responsible for Tybalt’s death is because Mercutio seals Tybalt’s faith.
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