Tybalt's Death In The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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Trish Murphy claims that, “The trouble with trouble is, it starts out as fun." Everyone has had an experience with this once in their life. This was the case for Tybalt… Until he got in too deep to the point where he couldn’t get himself out. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet’s beloved cousin, Tybalt, is responsible for his own death due to holding a grudge against Romeo, murdering Mercutio, and starting the fight that ultimately leads to his death. Because Tybalt holds a grudge against Romeo, he is to blame for his death. This can be seen when he says, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me. Therefore turn and draw” (3.1.37-38). Tybalt is protesting Romeo’s invitation of leaving the …show more content…

Tybalt instigates Romeo when he said, “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain” (3.1.31-32). Tybalt is insulting Romeo by calling him a villain, thus adding more tension to the situation. By doing so, this made Romeo more willing to fight. Romeo tried to avoid the fight more than once. Tybalt was determined to fight someone, which is supported by the fact that he went through with fighting Mercutio even after Romeo rejected the initial altercation. Another time he tried to eschew the fight is when Romeo said, “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting. Villain am I none. Therefore, farewell. I see thou know’st me not” (3.1. 33-36). Romeo is telling Tybalt that he is putting his impudent words behind him and that he will excuse that insult. Romeo is trying to hold back on building his anger towards Tybalt. By doing so, he is trying to avoid the altercation. If Romeo was to build his anger, he would be more tempted to fight Tybalt. Tybalt is trying to quarrel with Romeo by trying to spark his aggravation. In the end, Tybalt is to blame for commencing the brawl that ultimately led to his

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