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To what extent was Tybalt responsible for the tragedy?

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To what extent was Tybalt responsible for the tragedy? Tybalt is a Capulet; he is the first cousin of the main character Juliet. Tybalt is very aggressive and hates the word peace. Every time Tybalt arrives somewhere he is angry. When he sees Benvolio and Samson in the street the things he says make people think that he is an angry and aggressive person, you can tell this when he says "turn the Benvolio, look upon thy death" he also refers to Benvolio and Samson as heartless hinds which means cowards. When they have finished speaking they react to each other by fighting, Benvolio didn't want to fight but had to retaliate to Tybalt's attack. ...read more.

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Lord Capulet hits Tybalt when he tells him Romeo is at the ball because Tybalt wants to fight him and Lord Capulet didn't want him to ruin his party. The last time we see Tybalt is in act 3 scene 1, when he kills Mercutio then runs away and Romeo takes after him because Mercutio was his best friend and he wants to get revenge. When Romeo catches Tybalt they have a fight, which is when Tybalt says "this shall determine that" which means, this fight will show us who the better fighter is, this is when Romeo defeats and kills Tybalt. Although Tybalt was a part of the tragedy there were other people that were involved, such as the nurse. ...read more.

Conclusion

ball to find and talk to Roseline, but instead fell in love with Juliet and if he hadn't have gone to the ball looking for Roseline he would never have fallen in love with Juliet. He would never have had to get a plan with Friar Lawrence so he would never have had to get a plan with Friar Lawrence so that Romeo and Juliet could be together without anyone knowing. There was also the fact of the feud, was part of the tragedy because it forced Romeo and Juliet to have a relationship in secret. I conclude that it was not only Tybalt's fault that the tragedy happened but he did play a big part in it, but so did fate and other people. ...read more.

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