Tybalt's Death In The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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It says in the Bible, “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe” (Exodus 21: 24-25). This quote can explain the law of retaliation, where an acceptable punishment would be one that mirrors the original crime. This quote has important implications because it can be argued that this is how Tybalt dies in the story of Romeo and Juliet.In Shakespeare 's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo was at fault for Tybalt 's death because their families are enemies, Romeo crashes the Capulet’s party which drives Tybalt to want to fight him, and Romeo actually kills Tybalt.
Romeo was at fault for Tybalt 's death because their families are enemies. The Capulets and Montagues have a long and troubling history with one another. The reader can see that they have been in a lot of fights when Shakespeare states, ¨Three times the peace has been disturbed in our streets”(1.1.80-81). This means that the Montagues and Capulets, have fought 3 times now, showing no signs of either side wanting to call a truce. This is important because their families hate each other and they will do whatever they can to get the advantage over the other family. Shakespeare showed this hatred between the families when he said, “Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” (Prologue.1-4). This quote shows that the two families
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