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Romeo and Juliet

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet Tybalt is Juliet's cousin and he is also a Capulet. His character in the play is one-sided, he is an aggressive, hot-tempered young man who hates all Montague's. At the beginning of the play he draws Benvolio into a fight. At the Capulet party, he wants to challenge Romeo. Later, when Romeo refuses to fight him, he kills Mercutio. Romeo then seeks revenge and kills Tybalt. Tybalt is there to stir the trouble between the two families. All he is interested in fighting with the opposition. "What drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word. As I hate hell, all Montague's, and thee. Have at thee, coward" Tybalt says this on page 17. This sentence sums him up; he is not interested in peace all he wants is to fight. He is arrogant and conceited. Romeo could never confide in him. He is in the Capulet family. All Montague's hate the Capulet's; Tybalt would not be one who would listen to Romeo. ...read more.

Middle

He is not the character who would build the bridge between the two families. He is more likely to kill the glimmer of hope with a single swipe of the sword rather than talk of peace. Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt arrives, looking for Romeo. Mercutio insults him and tries to provoke a fight. Benvolio warns them that people are watching. He seems to remember that anyone caught fighting in the streets again will be sentenced to death. Tybalt, however is not interested in fighting with Mercutio. As soon as Romeo arrives Tybalt insults Romeo and challenges him to a fight. But Romeo who is now married to Juliet. Tybalt is now his cousin by marriage. He does not want to get into a fight with him and refuses to become upset by Tybalt's insults. Mercutio is horrified by Romeo's response and calls it calm, dishonourable and vile submission. At the beginning of the scene Mercutio and Benvolio are on the streets. ...read more.

Conclusion

He draws his sword with one elegant movement and his eyes glisten for he knows he is a good swordsman. Mercutio and Tybalt fight, Tybalt is graceful and looks like every movement is a dance movement. He stares straight into Mercutio's eyes to give him the feeling of power. Romeo comes in between them and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from behind. Tybalt looks shocked at what he has done and runs away and does not look back. His entire followers disciple him. Mercutio is dying and blames Romeo for his wounds. Mercutio goes on blaming the two feuding families for his wounds. Tybalt returns. He threatens Romeo with death. He is certain that he is going to kill Romeo. Tybalt and Romeo fight, Tybalt is not quite as graceful as before and seems to draw back a little. Romeo kills Tybalt and is very distraught with what he has done. Tybalt falls backwards with the sword still inside him, he holds onto the wound and keeps his eyes on Romeo. The look on Tybalt's face sends Romeo into a trip of guilt. Kayleigh Sheppard 11T Romeo and Juliet coursework ...read more.

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