Who Is Responsible For Tybalt's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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Who’s Responsible? In the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Tybalt is like the parasite in this story. It is evident that Tybalt is primarily responsible for Romeo’s death and the people he killed. He engaged Mercutio and held a grudge against Romeo for crashing his party. Tybalt gets a grudge from Romeo showing up to his families party and wants to kill him even though his father said he is a selfish for being mad. Romeo doesn’t say anything to Tybalt at the party but he doesn't have to be known as a Montague; but Tybalt’s father tells him not to bother the young man, he’s being childish. Tybalt:“Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin”(I.V.56-57), He is saying he is honoring the family…show more content…
At first he was looking for Romeo and just laughing at Mercutio for being in the water fountain. But when Mercutio got out and walked up to Tybalt for wanting to fight Romeo, Tybalt just could’t resist engaging with Mercutio because he can’t control himself. Because of Tybalt’s anger issues Mercutio is killed. Tybalt:“Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me. Therefore turn and draw”(III.I.62-63). He his saying no words can excuse the harm done to him, he asks to fight. Some people believe that Tybalt is not primarily responsible because at the Capulet party Romeo wasn't supposed to be there. Killing Mercutio was an accident because he shouldn’t have interfered with the conflict. This quote is said before the party: Romeo:“I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequences yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night’s reveal.”(I.IV.108-112), He’s worried if he goes it will lead to his death.
This is clearly weak because Romeo did go instead of saying no so Tybalt had the right to be mad because he wasn’t a Capulet. Without a doubt, Tybalt is to blame for Romeo’s death and everybody he killed. He engaged Mercutio because of his anger issues and held a grudge against Romeo for “crashing” his party If people don't own up to the things they do, then arguments will spring up and people will get punished for something they didn't
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