Tybalt's Anger In Romeo And Juliet

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sets off his anger as seen in Act 1, Scene 5, when he says “Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” (line 57-58). So, in Tybalt’s mind, just because
Romeo is a Montague, he considers him an enemy. Romeo doesn’t have to do anything in particular to offend him. Then, even after his uncle, Capulet, tells him to leave Romeo alone,
Tybalt disrespects him by wanting to show no tolerance or patience. Tybalt reluctantly backs down, but utters to himself that “Romeo’s prank, which seems so sweet to him now, will turn bitter to him later.” (Crowther, No Fear Romeo and Juliet, line 90-91). Yet, one might argue that
Tybalt was just supporting the ongoing family feud between the Capulets and Montagues, so the
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This shows that Capulet was willing to tolerate Romeo and let him stay at the party, while Tybalt is the one who was so offended by Romeo being there. Later, in Act 3, Scene 1, Tybalt is just stirring up trouble for no good reason when he questions Mercutio and Benvolio in the streets. If he would have minded his own business and respected Capulet’s wishes, the fighting wouldn’t have started that afternoon. Instead, Mercutio ended up dying while defending Romeo from Tybalt’s insults. Tybalt calls Romeo a …show more content…

It seemed like he went there with built-up anger and the intention of fighting someone - it didn’t matter who. As a result, Romeo now feels that he has to fight and kill Tybalt, or die trying, for revenge for Mercutio’s death. In Act 3, Scene 1, Romeo says “My very friend, hath got his mortal hurt In my behalf. My reputation stained With Tybalt’s slander.” (line 72 - 74). Then, when Tybalt returns to the scene, “Alive in triumph - and Mercutio slain!” (line 84), “…fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.” (line 86). Basically, Romeo never would have dreamed of killing
Tybalt - now his cousin through his marriage to Juliet - if Tybalt hadn’t come around and started the whole thing. This unfortunate event leads to the Prince exiling Romeo from Verona, and makes it
Rasmussen 3 necessary for Friar Lawrence to come up with the plan for Juliet to fake her death to be with her new husband. Some might say that Friar Lawrence’s plan was the thing that caused Romeo and
Juliet’s deaths, but he never would have come up with that plan if Romeo hadn’t been exiled from the city. In any case, Tybalt’s actions are the reasons behind Romeo getting

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