Was Romeo Responsible For Mercutio And Tybalt's Death?

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Have you ever wondered who was acculy responsible for Tybalt’s and Mercutio death? Romeo is responsible for Mercutio and Tybalt’s death by stepping in the way of Mercutio and Tybalt, not telling Mercutio and Benvolio that he was married to Juliet, and that he kills Tybalt because Tybalt he killed Mercutio. Fist, Romeo is responsible for Mercutio and Tybalt’s death because he stepped Infront of them while they were fighting so that Mercutio was not able to see Tybalt in which Tybalt stabbed him. For instance, in Romeo and Juliet it states that “Draw, Benvolio; beat down their weapons. Gentlemen, for shame! Forbear this outrage! Hold Tybalt! Good Mercutio”. [Tybalt under Romeo's arm thrust's Mercutio in, and flies.] (Shakespeare 3.1. lines …show more content…

If Romeo told them that he was married to Juliet it might have stopped the fight in between Mercutio and Tybalt because they would be related and not want to fight each other. In the text it states that “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 knows me not (Shakespeare 3.1. lines 59-62).” This quote explain that Romeo is trying to tell them that he is married but does not tell them. Another quote from the text states that “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain (Shakespeare 3.1. lines 57-58)”. Tybalt says that Romeo a villain but he disagrees, if Romeo told him why he disagrees it could have stopped the fight before it could be started. Lastly, Romeo is responsible for the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt because he stabbed Tybalt after Tybalt killed Mercutio. A quote from the text states “This shall determine that. [They fight. Tybalt falls.], Romeo away, be gone! The citizens ae up, and Tybalt slain. (Shakespeare 3.1. lines 129-131)”. This quote explains that Romeo did in fact kill Tybalt after he killed Mercutio. Another quote states “O Romeo, Romeo, brave Mercutio is dead!” (Shakespeare 3.1. lines 112-113).” This quote explains that Tybalt did kill Mercutio and that it was not

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