Tybalt Capulet Character Analysis

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Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” was one of the greatest works of literature of all time, meaning that it is still contributes to today’s world. One of our most important characters, that was crucial to the mistakes and misunderstandings in the play, was Tybalt Capulet. Juliet’s cousin Tybalt was a hot headed fighter dwelled with anger known as The Prince of Cats, due to his sword fighting skills. Since being kin to Juliet presumes that he was a part of the Capulet household, which he was very proud of and quick to defend. Due to his lack of thinking before acting he was killed by Romeo’s rage after Tybalt himself killed Mercutio, a dear friend of Romeo. The three causes of his death are arrogance, pride, and Romeo’s contribution to the situation.…show more content…
Pridefulness, something that he reeks of, that somehow emits from his persona, which ends up getting him into copious amounts of trouble. Tybalt states, “Thou, wretched boy, that didn’t consort him here shalt with him hence.” (3.1.92-93.) Now this text deserves a little bit of context to understand the amount of self assurance shown. Tybalt says this right after he has slain Mercutio and Romeo is filled to the brim with pure fury, nothing more. Tensions are running high and Tybalt still shows that he has an abundance of self fulfillment; that he is able to take on any challenge and win, as said in the above paragraph. He loses any idea of common sense and let’s his ego do the talking. What would’ve changed if he would’ve thought through his situation before he acted? Would Romeo and Juliet had come to their perilous demise? If he would’ve taken a step back to asses his situation and not dove head first into the predicament then he could have possibly came up with another solution, by using reasoning and logic. This might have changed the course of the play and, at the very least, stopped his own death. Instead, he throws all caution to the wind and commits actions spoken to him by his emotions. Just because emotions are passion filled doesn’t mean you need to listen to your heart. Another reason tends to be because he wants to show pride and representation for his house. He is willing to die in the name of Montague to show…show more content…
After angering person after person, Tybalt makes his final mistake by enraging Romeo with killing his dear friend, Mercutio. Romeo says, “Either thou or I, or both must go with him!” (3.1.91) Romeo in this instance “pulls a Tybalt” by reacting on impulse. This brawl could lead to banishment, which it does, or at the most death, but neither of the boys take this into account. All Romeo thinks about is the death of his friend and not about the Prince’s previous statements. It’s as if both Tybalt and Romeo believe that they are highly above the law, even though they are royalty does not mean they do not commit crimes. Not only did he disobey the Prince but he also hurt the one he loved. Juliet is a cousin to Tybalt, so his death would highly affect her, but what affects her even more is Romeo’s banishment. After killing Tybalt, he was banished to Mantua, where Juliet could not see him because of their feuding households. How would they be together? How would they be without one another if that was his one true love? In this scene, Romeo throws all of it out of the window and worries about only himself and about revenging his beloved friend. When someone is full of fury, they do not think about what they are doing which makes them even more dangerous. To make matters worse, Tybalt adds to the already charged crossness of Romeo by challenging him, taunting him, and having no remorse for his actions. He could

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