Tybalt's Death In The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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According Matt Ferner from the Huffington Post, 149 people were cleared of crimes that they didn’t commit in 2015. It can be challenging to find the person at fault in crimes if multiple people are found at the crime scene or witnesses have some different or biased stories. A penalty has to be placed on someone, and sometimes it could easily be put on multiple people. There’s a case like this in a famous piece of classical literature. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is responsible for his own death because he starts the fight, he’d still be killed by the prince for starting another fight and killing Mercutio, and his angry personality makes him continue to get into fights.

The first reason that Tybalt’s death is his own fault is the fact that he starts this fight just like the many others that he had …show more content…

Plus he killed the Prince’s relative, Mercutio. In the first scene of the play, the Prince tells all of the members in the fight, “If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace” (1.1.91-92). Basically what he’s saying is that if anyone started a fight between the two families, then the heads of the families will be killed and if Tybalt murdered someone, then the penalty for him is death. Since Tybalt started the fight, he would have been executed if he survived it. In either situation, he would have been killed. Romeo killed Tybalt but only got the punishment of banishment because “His fault concludes but what the law should end, the life of Tybalt” (3.1.184-185). Lord Montague is saying that Romeo’s punishment is fair because he killed Tybalt for revenge and it’s what the law would’ve done anyway. So Tybalt would be killed anyway for his actions no matter the outcome of the

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