Why is Tybalt responsible for Romeo and Juliet's deaths?
Tybalt has a clear and potent hatred of everything that the Montagues stand for. His loathing is most obviously displayed during the Capulets' ball. When he notices Romeo, who has gatecrashed the occasion, he immediately wants to confront and remove him. When he informs his uncle, Lord Capulet, of his plan, he is harshly admonished and feels both insulted and humiliated, first by Romeo daring to enter their private celebration and, second, because his uncle scolded him for wanting to do what he believes is right: honoring and defending the Capulets against a despised enemy.
Tybalt is so angered by Romeo's audacious act that he later sends a written challenge to the Montague household in which he wants the family to answer for what he believes was an insult to the Capulet name. Mercutio tells Benvolio that Romeo will answer the challenge but doubts whether he is man enough to stand up to Tybalt.
In Act lll, scene l, after a verbal altercation between Tybalt and Mercutio, Romeo arrives on the...
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