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Benvolio and Tybalt: The Grudge Rises Again.

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Benvolio and Tybalt: The Grudge Rises Again Benvolio and Tybalt are two enemies who despise one another. Benvolio is a Montague whilst Tybalt is a Capulet. They both dislike each since there is an old grudge between their families. Shakespeare uses these characters to tell the audience a message: decent people stay alive whilst spiteful people die. Benvolio is a Montague and is a good friend to Romeo. He is a kind and good-willed gentleman. He is the kind of man that is respectful to his elders. He is a good friend, sensitive, and gives good advice to the ones feeling low. Benvolio is the type of person whom other people trust and respect since he is truly honest and loving. Benvolio is a kind and good-willed gentleman because he always thinks about the good side to things and always has a good heart to do what's right. He is a good friend and is sensitive, especially towards Romeo because in Act one, Scene one, Benvolio sees that Romeo is depressed and is very unhappy and so he kindly tries to cheer Romeo up. Also showing that he is a good friend, he gives good advice in Act one, Scene one, to Romeo by saying that he should go to the party, forget about Rosaline and meet a new girl. When Romeo trusted Benvolio's advice, he went to the party and fell in love with another girl named Juliet. ...read more.


But, like Benvolio, there are different ways to view Tybalt's character. It could also be argued that Tybalt is a trouble-maker. He is the type of person that is brave like a hero, but he is also an arrogant, angry and rude man. He is a hater of people who are not like him. This is known from when he says to Romeo, "As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee." This quotation tells us that as much as he is a hater of hell, this is the amount he hates the Montagues because they are not Capulets like he is. Tybalt also likes to fight which suggests that he is a trouble-maker. He is rude and arrogant when it is unnecessary. He is the type of person who gets angry easily. He is also very sarcastic and with his sarcasm, he makes people feel bad. Tybalt also causes fights and looks for trouble even though his family is against him picking fights with the Montagues. On the other hand, Tybalt does not have to be known as a trouble-maker because he always has a good reason for picking fights. He does it knowing his family does not want him to fight, but he disobeys them because he wants to protect his family. This shows he is caring and that he is an emotional person, because if anything would have happened to his friends or family, then he would be extremely upset. ...read more.


As Tybalt has a strong grip, Romeo would accidentally point the gun at Mercutio and it would go off. I then would have had Romeo kill Tybalt in a parking lot after Mercutio's death. Tybalt would have been walking to his car, and then Romeo would take a knife from his back pocket and stab Tybalt three times in the stomach. Then, the honest, good-willed gentleman, Benvolio, would tell the Prince about what really happened with Mercutio's and Tybalt's death. So, the message of the story would still be clear. Aggressive people die whilst peaceful people live. In conclusion, Benvolio and Tybalt are extremely important characters throughout this story. Tybalt is the reason for the disputes arising again between the Montagues and Capulets. The disputes started up again when Tybalt killed Mercutio and Romeo killed Tybalt. This makes Tybalt a type of person who tends to cause more problems between Montagues and Capulets. This keeps tension in the film as it is impossible for Romeo and Juliet to be together. Benvolio is important because he is the one that can be trusted and knows the truth about what really happened when Tybalt and Mercutio die. When Benvolio tells the truth about the deaths, this causes banishment for Romeo which then leads to death for Romeo and Juliet. This makes Benvolio important in the plot. Both Benvolio and Tybalt affect the plot which makes them more than strong symbols of good and bad. Reema Patel ...read more.

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