Tybalt Killed Romeo and Juliet

John Laylin

Tybalt Killed Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet’s suicide was because of poor communication between each other. The communication is ultimately Tybalt’s fault, had he not of killed Mercutio, then he wouldn’t be killed, and so on until Friar John can’t reach Romeo in time. Tybalt’s death caused the marriage to be a day early, which made Juliet anxious, and Romeo was exiled. If he wasn’t killed, Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t of been separated, and would live at least longer than they had. Tybalt also wanted to fight Romeo, while Romeo was trying to go on his way after he married Juliet. “Romeo: Tybalt, the reason I have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting: villain am I none; therefore farewell; I see thou know’st me not. Tybalt: Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.”(Act 3, S 1, pg 1) Romeo meets Tybalt outside, and Tybalt insults him. Romeo says he couldn’t explain why they shouldn’t hate each other, but says that he doesn’t want to fight, but Tybalt tells him to draw his sword. Then Mercutio comes in, and starts fighting Tybalt against Romeo’s will. When Mercutio dies, Romeo chases after Tybalt, and kills him. “Romeo: Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, that late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company; either thou, or I, or both must go with him.”(Act 3, S 1, pg 5) After fighting and killing Tybalt, Romeo is banished, which causes most of the plot following. This is why Tybalt is responsible. If he hadn’t killed Mercutio, he wouldn’t be killed, and Romeo wouldn’t be banished, and so on.

Hotel California to the Death of Romeo and Juliet

The Eagles 1977 single "Hotel California" has portions of the song which are metaphors for Romeo and Juliet. In the song, a man, with no real description provided, finds a hotel which is assumed in Southwest California. He finds a woman there, and enters while having no means of escape. This links up with Romeo who, after a long day of crying, goes to a party, and sees Juliet. The song continues, and shows that he is stuck there, unable to escape. Romeo can't seem to lose Juliet, and is "stuck" with her, in love. "And she said, 'we are all just visitors here of our own device;' and in the Master's chambers, they gathered for the feast; they stab it with their steely knifes, but they just can't kill the beast.... You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave." While Juliet is sadden by having to marry Paris, Romeo kills Tybalt. The beast is lord Capulet, who forces the marriage a day early. Juliet plans to fake a suicide, while Romeo is banished. He can't leave Juliet because he is in love with her. But when hearing news of her death, he was "Running for the doorway, had to find the passage back to the place I was before."

Pulp Fiction to Romeo and Juliet

The movie "Pulp Fiction" has a segment that can be connected to the fight scene in Romeo and Juliet. Butch, a boxer, crosses a deal he made with Marcellus Wallace, and wins a boxing match. He has to flee, so he packs up, and realizes he lost his gold watch. He goesto his old apartment, and finds the watch. One of Wallace's workers, Vincent, happened to be there, and was killed. What followed was chasing Wallace, whom he found crossing the street, into a pawn shop. The owners imprisoned both. This links with Romeo and Juliet, as Butch, Tybalt, kills the other boxer, Mercutio, causing Wallace, Romeo, to go after him. They both end up dying, Tybalt and Romeo do. The prisonment is a metaphor for Tybalts death, and Romeo's banishment.