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He was banished from Verona. The death of Mercutio is another major turning-point in the play. When Romeo kills Tybalt, Romeo's life and his plans for his relationship with Juliet are ruined. The ironic thing is that Romeo has really made this come upon him because he was the one who went to the masque and he also tried to stop the fight but actually killed his best friend in the process. In parts of the play Tybalt was rude and notorious. His fighting ability was of an excellent standard but his ability to argue also resulted in a lot of bother and gave him many problems. When Tybalt killed Mercutio, he nearly set the way for Romeo to kill him and for Romeo to ruin his relationship with Juliet. When Tybalt killed Mercutio, I think in a way he killed Romeo. Not only did he insult his family and kill his best friend but he killed him for no reason. Later on in the play Mercutio's death was responsible for the death of both Romeo and Juliet and affected lots of people. I think Tybalt got his revenge in a way that he could not imagine. ...read more.


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