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.
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 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
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 allows his thirst for revenge to cloud his logical reasoning when he kills Tybalt who has just murdered Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend. Mercutio defends Romeo against Tybalt’s insults with comebacks and later his sword. As Romeo attempts to intervene, Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt and Romeo is enraged. Once he finds out from Benvolio that the wound had killed him, Romeo,”Who had but newly entertained revenge,” (III.i.173), kills Tybalt and flees the scene. Romeo declined to
He murdered Tybalt after a feud between him and Mercutio, where Tybalt killed Mercutio. Romeo, speaking of Tybalt, says “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead? Enough with mercy and consideration. It’s time for rage to guide my actions.
Tybalt illustrates passionate hate which makes him very impatient with the Montagues and leads to his own death and causes emotional distress to the Capulet family. Accordingly this can be seen when Romeo goes to the fest at the Capulets and Tybalt wants to kill him solely because he was present at the fest. This, by his voice, should be a Montague. — (to his PAGE) Fetch me my rapier, boy.
Romeo was furious that Tybalt had killed one of his best friends, so he decided to jump in. However, The Montagues and Capulets aren't supposed to brawl in the public, so Romeo got banished from Verona because of his behavior. He blames the killing of Tybalt on fate because he believed it was “destined to happen” even though it was Romeo’s decision to continue the violence. Similarly, at the beginning of the play, once Juliet laid eyes on Romeo, she wanted to marry him. She directs the nurse to go find out Romeo’s identity and if he had a wife.
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.
Romeo disagrees and says, “Tybalt, the reason why I have to love thee / doth excuse the appertaining rage” (III I 63-65). Here Romeo expresses his love for Tybalt due to the fact that Romeo is wed to Juliet, Tybalt’s cousin making him a relative of Tybalt. However, Romeo does not reveal why he loves Tybalt. Mercutio fights for Romeo and is slain by Tybalt and Romeo seeking revenge, murders Tybalt and is banished. Both these events cause other events of poor communication to take place in this chain reaction which leads to the dreadful end of Romeo and Juliet.
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.
Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because of the the first events he caused leading to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The confirmation that Tybalt is the cause of the terrible events in Romeo and Juliet is shown in the play “Romeo and Juliet” when Romeo says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars! Thou know ' st my lodging: get me ink and paper, and hire post-horses; I will hence tonight.”
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.