William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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Baptiste Saez, Leo Cao
English 9 Period 6
16 February, 2017
Who’s Responsible? Originating from Latin America, the name Tybalt signifies “he who sees.” However, in the play, Tybalt fails to see how his actions lead to conflicts and ultimately the downfall of certain characters. Being part of the Capulet family, which is one of the most powerful families in Verona, Tybalt has a close relationship with Juliet and also loathes all the Montagues, for the Montagues are the rivals of the Capulets. Tybalt, throughout the story, tries to fight the Montagues, which sometimes result to unfortunate events. At the end of the story, Romeo decides to commit suicide when he is made to believe that Juliet is dead, but Juliet awakens from her made up …show more content…

At the party, Tybalt spots Romeo and directly goes to tell his uncle about the presences of their enemy at their party. Lord Capulet was also speaking with his guests as Tybalt is talking to him. During the conversion, Tybalt argues, “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe,/A villain, that is hitcher come in spire” (1,5,59-61). Once again, this is additional evidence that Tybalt hates the Montagues. Instead, this time, he calls Romeo, directly, a villain. He tries to tell the lord that Romeo will only cause trouble, which in some ways was a foreshadowing, for the introduction of Romeo in Juliet’s life causes the Capulet family to be disrupted, and Romeo will indeed cause trouble for the Capulets. Another reason why Tybalt is the main reason that leads to Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy is his aggressive and violent nature. Before the duel, Benvolio, Mercutio, and Romeo laze around Verona. Tybalt arrives, insults Romeo and challenges him to a fight. Tybalt invites Romeo to fight him and triggers the unfortunate events that lead to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet when he responds to Romeo, “Romeo: 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 know 'st me not./Tybalt: Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries/That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw”(3.1.60-65). This quote shows Tybalt’s angry and violent nature. A few lines earlier, he confronts Romeo and tries to

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