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In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet there were many reasons why they killed themselves at the end of the play But there is only one person that is blamed the most and that person is Mercutio He is most accountable for their deaths because he is the one who is responsible for the series of events leading up to their demiseThe first of three main events that led to the passing away of Romeo and Juliet is when Mercutio persuaded and took Romeo to the Capulets party Nay gentle Romeo we must have you dance I iv 13 While they were in the party Romeo met Juliet and fell in love instantly But after the party when Romeo went to see Juliet again Mercutio did not try looking for him He is wiseand on my life hath stoln him to bed II ii 3-4 The second of the three main reasons Mercutio is the one to blame for both families losses is that he started the fight with Tybalt When Tybalt was looking for Romeo Mercutio said O calm dishonorable vile submission Tybalt you ratcatcher will you walk III i 68-70 Also during the fight Mercutio was spewing insults at Tybalt Good King of Cats nothing but one of your nine lives That I mean to make bold withal and as you shall use me here after dry-beat the rest of the eight III i 72-74 This made Tybalt very angryThe last reason Mercutio is responsible for Romeo and Juliets deaths are that he cursed their houses and his foolishness led Romeo to kill Tybalt and get banished from the city While Mercutio was dying from Tybalts stabbing he said ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man I am peppered I warrant for this world A plague o both your houses Zounds a dog a rat a mouse a cat to scratch a man to death A braggart a
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