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Describe Romeo's character up until the point where he kills Tybalt. Include details of the changes you have observed. Compare and contrast the character of Tybalt with Romeo.

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Introduction

Describe Romeo's character up until the point where he kills Tybalt. Include details of the changes you have observed. Compare and contrast the character of Tybalt with Romeo. Romeo Montague is one of the two leads in Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play, his character changes often, from the lovesick, obsessed Romeo at the beginning to the angry, murderous Rome when he kills Tybalt. His character is totally different to Tybalt, a member of the Capulet family, who is hotheaded and arrogant. At the beginning of the play, Romeo has locked himself away because he believes himself to be in love with Rosaline, a Capulet. He has locked himself inside of his room and is refusing to talk. Montague, Romeo's father, says that he is "black and portentous", and his "tears augment the morning dew." ...read more.

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Also, in the same scene, it is said that that "This is not Romeo, he's some other where!" showing that Romeo does not usually behave like this, and he speaks of Rosaline using elaborate and complicated language, an example of which is "The all-seeing sun ne'er saw her match since first the world begun." He responds to Mercutio's joking and fooling with serious comments, like "under love's heavy burden do I sink!" and "I have a soul of heavy lead." Romeo is also a person who can fall into and out of love very easily, which is shown the instant he sees Juliet for the first time. "She doth teach the torches to burn bright", "like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear" and "For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night" and some of the things that indicate this. ...read more.

Conclusion

He kills Tybalt and afterward, he realises what he has done and that he will have to suffer the implications, and he says, " I am fortunes fool!" Romeo's character is in direct contrast to Tybalt for most of the pay. Tybalt is always looking for a fight, which is shown when he says "What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word". He also is very hot headed and does many things without thinking, like fighting with Romeo after he has just slain Mercutio. He also does not seem to fight in order to kill, only to have fun with. This is in complete contrast with Romeo for most of the play. Romeo's character does become similar to Tybalt's during the fight scene after he has killed Mercutio. Rome and Tybalt are two completely different characters, yet Romeo is similar to him for a short while in the play. ...read more.

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