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How did Tybalt die in Romeo and Juliet? Where was it and what happened? THANK YOU! :D

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kn12 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 3, 2009 at 12:37 PM via web

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How did Tybalt die in Romeo and Juliet? Where was it and what happened?


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dswain001 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted May 3, 2009 at 9:36 PM (Answer #1)

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After Tybalt kills Mercutio  in a duel, Romeo is enraged by the death of his best friend and kills Tybalt. Romeo runs away and is banished from Verona forever. This incident begins a whole new series of events that ultimately result in the Romeo and Juliet's double suicides.

Both Tybalt and Mercutio die in the town square. It is the day of Romeo and Juliet's marriage, Benvolio and Mercutio are walking along when they encounter Tybalt with a group of his flunkies. Soon after Romeo enters, excited about the news that he is now married to his beloved Juliet. Tybalt challenges him to a duel. Romeo does his best to avoid the fight and Mercutio, sickened by Romeo's weakness, accepts Tybalt's challenge. Romeo pleads with the two not to fight and in the midst of his efforts, Tybalt stabs Mercutio and Romeo in turn, slays Tybalt.

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meeee | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 3, 2009 at 7:45 PM (Answer #2)

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Tybalt dies outside the great hall in Verona. he dies because he had killed Romeo's friend Mercutio this enrages Romeo so he kills Tybalt. that is the best answer i can give to you.

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mlsldy3 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted March 23, 2015 at 2:53 PM (Answer #3)

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Tybalt and Mercutio were both killed in the town square. It is on the day of Romeo and Juliet's wedding. Mercutio doesn't think Romeo will fight Tybalt, so he wants to fight for him. He believes his friend is too much of a lover, rather than a fighter. Romeo comes on to the scene feeling happy and excited that he is now married to his love. He has no idea what is waiting for him. Mercutio and Tybalt start dueling and Romeo tries to get between them to stop the fighting. Tybalt then stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm, leading to Romeo's best friend's death. When Romeo realizes his friend his dead, his rage takes control of him.

"Alive, in triumph! And Mercutio slain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio's soul is but a a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company: Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him."

Romeo lets his fury and rage take over and he kills Tybalt. This is what gets Romeo banished. This is the beginning of the tragedy that is to play out. Romeo has let his temper get the best of him, and it will cost him everything that matters to him.


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