Cause of Death of Romeo and Juliet

By: Will Greble

Tybalt is to Blame

As soon as Tybalt had noticed Romeo at the Capulet party Tybalt wanted to get at Romeo for it, so he went off looking to get his chance at Romeo. Tybalt finds Romeo at the party scene and he wants to kill Romeo for coming to the party but is stopped by Lord Capulet. Then Tybalt was just waiting for his chance at Romeo. “I will withdraw: but this intrusion shall Now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall”(Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 5). Tybalt has been denied from Lord Capulet to fight Romeo which he hates. So he will go out looking for trouble with Romeo. Tybalt and his friends went to the town and met Romeo and his friends. Tybalt is calling to fight Romeo, but he backs off. Which means Mercutio steps in and starts fighting him. When Tybalt kills Mercutio , Romeo is now determined to kill Tybalt. Which he does and will have to leave Verona. “As I hate hell, all Montagues and thee.”(Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 1). Tybalt has already hated the Montagues which he see’s at his families party which he cannot tolerate, so he wants to get back at them by fighting Romeo.

Songs Related to Tybalt

“I'm still walkin' down the street

When I saw the shadow of a man creep out of sight,

And then he swept up from behind,

He put a gun up to my head,

He made it clear he wasn't looking for a fight,

He said give me all you've got,

I want your money not your life,

If you try to make a move I won't think twice,

I told him you can have my cash,

But first you know I've got to ask,

What made you want to live this kind of life?” (1:00-1:25).


“Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage The Elephant


These lyrics explain what happens when Tybalt approaches Romeo in the fight scene. He wants to fight Romeo and get something out of him since he came to the Capulet party. Romeo does not want to fight so he asks why he needs to.

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Movie Character like Tybalt.

Rocky IV


Ivan Drago played by Dolph Lundgren is a boxer in Rocky IV. Drago is a new up and coming boxer wanting to take on Rocky. The first fight happens between Apollo Creed ,could act like Mercutio, and Ivan Drago. Rocky who can be seen as Romeo doesn't want to fight this man. The fight ends when Ivan ends up killing Apollo. This would upset Rocky because him and Apollo were very close friends. Although Romeo doesn't go back and train to fight Tybalt, he is still motivated to beat or kill him. Since Romeo or Rocky had lost a friend there were both motivated to beat the opponent. Plus Rocky is American and Drago is from the Soviet Union. At the time it takes place during the Cold War is happening and these two countries didn’t like each other. Even though Ivan and Rocky and Tybalt and Romeo had different reasons to fight they both didn’t like each other.