Tybalt In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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Vicious, violent, aggressive, cocky, and rude. All of these adjectives describe Tybalt. Adjectives like those don’t describe an innocent man. Does this sound like a man who would be innocent of a murder that he obligated? 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…show more content…
When a grudge has been held on for so long, a hatred will form. Tybalt starts his grudge by saying, “Patience perforce with willful choler meeting Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting. I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall” (1.5.88-91). In this quote, Tybalt is talking to himself saying that he will never forget when Romeo barged into a Capulet party. Romeo is a Montague, the rival family to the Capulets. The hatred that would lead to his own death started with this grudge. Romeo didn’t do anything to hurt the Capulets, but Tybalt didn’t like his presence. Tybalt got angry at a party over nothing. Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s home challenging him to quarrel. A fight that Tybalt would start and Romeo would finish. If Tybalt didn’t want to die, why would he send a message for a duel? A fight all started with a grudge that should never have happened. None of the other Capulets cared that Romeo was there, but Tybalt did. He wanted to fight, and Romeo didn’t. Tybalt pressed on with aggression, which would lead to his own death, with only himself to blame. Grudges don’t lead to anyone's well being, especially
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