Because it was Mercutio that he killed, the audience would have felt even more hatred towards Tybalt.
Mercutio, is made to be a comical character and distracts the audience from the tragedy of the play so, him being killed makes the audience feel sympathy for him and triggers emotions of hatred towards Tybalt for taking him from the play.
However, there are also quotes that can show a flip side to Tybalt.
A further analysis is needed to fully explore his character.
However, another view can be taken upon Tybalt’s violence.
Gcse Coursework Questions Romeo Juliet
It could be argued that Tybalt is in the play to represent everything that the feud has caused and that he is not, in fact a villain but, is a result of an ancient rivalry.
Perhaps Shakespeare is trying to present the fact that unnecessary violence only leads to misery and bad faith.
Maybe, he is trying to show that many of the duels that people had during the time in which the play was written were useless.
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