In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt was the enforcer of the story and always tried to stir up more chaos in the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. An example of this can be found in Act 1, when the Capulet’s party is going on, when Tybalt senses Romeo, he ends up getting very defensive and angry, “This, by his voice, should be a Montague, / Fetch me my rapier, boy. . . Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, / To strike him dead I hold it not a sin” (5.52-57). Tybalt’s quick and unthoughtful actions make him a hot-headed character who is very easy to dislike. With Tybalt’s previous actions, the story leaned toward the idea that he was going to cause a damaging and lethal event to happen, which he indeed did. After spotting Romeo at the Capulet party, Tybalt felt disrespected and was livid, due to this, he challenged Romeo to a duel. When they both meet up on the street, Romeo attempts to make peace with Tybalt and to end all disagreements between the two. However, Tybalt is there to cause drama and he declines, stating that Romeo’s request “shall not excuse the injuries / that thou hast done to me” (3.1.61-62). Tybalt’s rejection of Romeo’s request led to his own death as well as Mercutio’s. Another consequence of these actions was Romeo’s banishment from Verona, which ended up
Tybalt could also be held accountable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt's nasty, hot-headed persona caused a lot of strife as he always started brawls and quarrelled with the Montagues. When Tybalt gets in a fight with Mercutio, despite the Prince's orders to
Tybalt contributes deeply to the theme of love and fate. As previously stated, he is a firestarter for many major scenes in the play. His constant berating of Romeo and violent tendencies provide ample opportunity for the pureness of Romeo and Juliet's love to be tested, an example of this being Juliet's forgiveness and or denial of Romeo's involvement in Tybalt's death. Through his actions, Tybalt also provides the means for the eventual fate of Rome and Juliet to occur.
In the play, Tybalt has a large influence on the death of Romeo and Juliet. He helps contribute to their deaths because he kills Mercutio and Romeo in turn kills Tybalt which causes Romeo to be banished from Verona. Then Juliet tells “Romeo is banished!” “There is not end no limit, measure, bound. In that word’s death: no words can that woe sound.” (Act III Scene II 128-130) If Romeo had taken the time to think before killing Tybalt he would not have killed him and therefore he would not be
Second, Romeo slaying Tybalt is a poor choice that he makes, because it makes his life much harder. Earlier in the play, Sampson Capulet and Gregory Capulet create an argument with the Montagues on the streets of Verona. This always happens, but this time it is the last straw. The
Romeo wants revenge and fights with Tybalt. In this fight, Romeo kills Tybalt. When Romeo realizes the consequences of his actions, he says that he is “Fortune’s fool” (3.1.142). He believes that he has no control over the killings of Mercutio and Tybalt. However, these events are caused by his own rashness. Romeo chooses to fight with Tybalt and even starts the fight. Romeo fights to avenge his friend’s death. Romeo’s actions are rash because he does not consider the results of his actions. Romeo could resolve the conflict in some nonviolent way, but his mind is fixed on killing Tybalt. Romeo is exiled from Verona because he kills Tybalt. His rashness causes problems for his own family as well as for the Capulets and for the Prince. Romeo’s rashness in killing Tybalt leads to his killing himself.
In Shakespeare's “The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” Tybalt is responsible for his own death due to the fact that all his actions are leading up to this one draining event. Tybalt was filled with rage and had an uncontrollable temper. He was arrogant enough to ignore the prince knowing the consequences soon to follow and came back to fight anyways, knowing what he had inflicted.
Tybalt’s purpose in the play is to cause conflict by dragging on the long time, since dormant feud between the two households. This is shown at the Capulet’s party when he goes to start a quarrel with the Montagues and Lord Capulet’s family stops Tybalt from starting trouble and says this is a time for love not war. Tybalt sees Romeo and straight away thinks of him as a threat and thinks that Romeo is challenging him by just being at the party. He brings Romeo’s presence to the attention of Lord Capulet in order to cause conflict. This is an example of how Tybalt is a character that does not have the ability to just forget about the whole feud and find a way to settle it; he just seeks revenge on any member of the Montague family.
Tybalt is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he doesn't like Romeo and is always trying to start a fight with him. Tybalt states “ Romeo, the love i bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villian.... Boy this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done to me; therefore turn and draw “ ( 145 ). In act 3 when Tybalt is trying to pick a fight again Romeo responds with patience and love but when Mercutio steps in everything starts heading downhill. Romeo tries to stop the fight which consequently leads to Mercutio's death. Romeo, full of rage kills Tybalt in return and this is what leads to his banishment. As a result of Tybalt's foolishness he is dead and Romeo has to now suffer the banishment. The banishment is the final straw for Romeo so when he hears Juliet is dead he already isn't thinking straight and doesn't have Friar to turn to this
This example only gives the audience a teasing taste for what is about to happen as a result of Tybalt’s short temper. Fast forwarding to act three, Tybalt’s impulsive behavior is far more drastic and impactful to the play this time around. At the town square of Verona, Tybalt and his compatriots run into Mercutio and Romeo. Still infuriated by Romeo’s presence at his family’s ball, Tybalt decides to vent his anger by challenging Romeo to battle him. When Romeo backs away, Mercutio steps in and fights with Tybalt. After a while of fighting, the distressed Romeo steps in to break it up, but, “Tybalt, reaching under Romeo’s arm, stabs Mercutio and flees” (3.1.82). Mercutio announces that, “I am hurt” (3.1.83), and eventually dies. After witnessing his friend be slaughtered, Romeo seeks revenge on Tybalt, and subsequently slays the murderer of his best friend. As a result of Romeo’s actions, the inamorato is banished to Mantua. When putting the pieces together, the audience watching the play can see how Tybalt, and not Romeo, is responsible for the banishment. Romeo was simply seeking to avenge the life of his friend, while Tybalt’s actions were a direct result of violent thinking. Tybalt’s choice to fight and kill one of the play’s main characters highlights the high degree of his vicious personality. Tybalt’s actions end up dooming the peaceful partnership of Romeo and Juliet and thus the outcome of the play takes a turn for the
First of all, Tybalt was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because Tybalt killed Mercutio, that evoked Romeo to kill Tybalt. With the killing of Tybalt, Romeo was banished to Mantua. In scene II of the play, Tybalt and Mercutio fought. Tybalt was fighting because Romeo crashed the Capulet’s party along with Benvolio, and Mercutio was fighting for the sake of Romeo’s honor. Tybalt
“Hot headed” and “temperamental” summarizes the character traits of Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet”. With this being said Tybalt is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death, because he killed Mercutio which put Romeo in a bad place of having to kill him and that got Romeo banished this happening made Juliet fake her death, because Paris was going to marry her; this scenario occurring has everyone including Romeo thinking that Juliet is dead and Romeo kills Paris and himself.
The secondary characters spark major events in the play, most of the time unknowingly. This butterfly effect of sorts is present throughout the entire play, first being evident toward the beginning with Benvolio trying to cheer up a depressed Romeo in the midst of heartbreak. Trying to convince Romeo to overcome the thought of Rosaline opened him up to the idea of crashing the Capulet ball, which he quasi-reluctantly agreed to as explained by the quote “I’ll go along no such sight to be shown, but to rejoice in splendour of mine own” (Shakespeare 1.2 100-101). Although his crashing the ball may have also been the fault of the servant, both Benvolio trying to persuade Romeo as well as the servant asking for reading help led to Romeo going to the masquerade, meeting Juliet, and consequently falling in love with her, a love which would seal their fate. This chain reaction-like concept manifests itself later in the play as well, with a rather significant example following soon after. Tybalt sees Romeo’s presence at the ball as a challenge of sorts to his family name. Thereafter, with the quote “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford / No better term than this: thou art a villain” (Shakespeare 3.1 59-60) he deems Romeo an enemy, and challenges him to a duel. As a result of Romeo and Juliet rushing into their marriage, Romeo refuses to fight him, though he cannot explain why, which in turn lays the ground for many unfortunate events to come. Tybalt’s machismo takes the life of Mercutio, Romeo’s mother, himself, and in essence causes the twin suicides of Romeo and Juliet and the death of Paris with Romeo’s consequent banishment for slaying Tybalt for killing Mercutio. This directly links into the first instance.
First, Romeo’s kind and calm personalities act as an advantage for many of the possible problems he could have had, such as Capulet hatred towards him and his increase in violence. After Romeo was depressed because he liked Rosaline and she didn’t like him back, his cousin Benvolio helped Romeo sneak into a Capulet party so he could get over Rosaline and pick another woman that he might want. As Romeo was describing how Juliet looked to his cousin, Tybalt, Capulet’s nephew, figured out that Romeo was at the party by his voice. He then confronted Capulet and asked him if he could kill him, but surprisingly Capulet lets him stay at the party and calls Romeo a gentleman and a good man (Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 1 Line 64). Capulet could have captured him or even killed him, but he did not. Capulet stated that Romeo is a well-governed youth and that Romeo is a good man, which shows that Romeo isn’t a person who would cause a commotion and that he causes no threat to the Capulet family. Later on, as Mercutio, the prince's kinsman, is arguing and fighting with Tybalt about him being one of his villain Romeo’s friends, Romeo comes in and says, “Tybalt, the reason I have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such greeting. Villain am I none.Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not” (Shakespeare Act 3 Scene 1 Line 58). As Tybalt wants to fight Romeo and bring in violence,