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What was the cause of Mercutio's death and whose fault was it that he died?

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What was the cause of Mercutio's death and whose fault was it that he died? Mercutio is a neutral in Romeo and Juliet and is a member of the prince's family. He is a good friend of Romeo and he and Romeo get on very well together. Mercutio was killed by Tybalt in the streets in Verona which is an area where the play was set. Mercutio was killed because he started to fight with Tybalt because he thought that Romeo was being a coward because he was not fighting. Mercutio's death could have been down to a number of reasons. One of these reasons is the fact that Tybalt was fiery and angry because he had just heard about the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and he was looking to fight Romeo ...read more.

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'Romeo, the love I can bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain.' Tybalt is calling Romeo a villain or a scoundrel; this shows his hate for Romeo and the Montague's, but he now hates Romeo even more as he has tried to marry a member of his family and this just would not work as the growing hate between the two families would get in the way of their relationship. Then Tybalt tries to fight with Romeo, but Romeo refuses and says: 'I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love; And so, good Capulet, which name I tender As dearly as mine own, be satisfied.' ...read more.

Conclusion

I am sped.' Mercutio tells the people that both houses will be cursed by the price for this death. From this summary of the events that occurred I can see that there were a number of reasons why Mercutio died. The fact that Romeo and Juliet were married made Tybalt angry and made him want to fight Romeo, when Romeo didn't want to fight and Mercutio fought instead. Then Romeo stepped in and decided to stop the fight, this was when Mercutio was killed by Tybalt. One thing seemed to lead to another; the marriage of Romeo to Juliet caused Tybalt to want to fight Romeo and because Romeo didn't want to fight Mercutio did. Therefore I think that the marriage of Romeo to Juliet was the main cause of conflict between Tybalt and the Montague's and their friends and therefore lead to the death of Mercutio. ?? ?? ?? ?? Miles Beardsley ...read more.

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