Tybalt Guilty For The Fight Between Romeo And Juliet

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“What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee” Tybalt of the Capulet family expressed this quote in Act 1 Scene 1 of the play, Romeo and Juliet. This insult is said at the start of the play where the members of the two feuding households are about to part take in a street brawl. Tybalt says this fiery and violent line shedding light on his anti-peace and anti-Montague mindset, in response to Benvolio’s desperate plea for peace and no fight to occur. Tybalt was having none of it and his aggressive behaviour lead to a fight between the Montagues and Capulets on the streets of Verona. This brawl was the last straw for Prince Esculas and the two families were threatened with torture. One of the main reasons I believe Tybalt was guilty for the deaths in Verona was his unceasing “hot-headed” attitude. Whenever Tybalt was offered a simple or peaceful way to settle things he never chose to it and instead clearly opted for the more violent way to settle things such as in the street brawl, which could have easily been resolved and not occurred if Tybalt simply backed down. During the …show more content…

He insisted on duelling with Mercutio and Romeo. Romeo refuses but Tybalt being the fiery hot-headed character that he was who acted on his emotions alone without thinking of the consequences, fought Mercutio anyway. This lead to Mercutio being slain and causing Romeo to burst into anger and kill Tybalt. By killing Tybalt, Romeo was exiled by the Prince. With Romeo exiled from Verona, he is not able to reach Juliet safely, thus forcing Juliet to make an elaborate false death so that she could be with Romeo. This plan goes horribly wrong and results in the death of both Romeo and his love, Juliet. If Tybalt had not insisted on fighting with Mercutio and Romeo, it would have saved Mercutio’s and his own life and ultimately everyone

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