Tybalt and Anger in "Romeo and Juliet".

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* How Shakespeare presents Tybalt’s intense anger for Montagues in this scene

* How you respond to the theme of anger in the play as a whole.

In Shakespeare’s tragic love story ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Tybalt is the antagonising character who is has an immense hatred towards the Montagues because of the ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families. This extract shows Tybalt anger for the Montagues as he notices Romeo entering the Capulet party uninvited, in Act 1 Scene 5. Previously Romeo has been upset due to his unrequited love for Rosaline, ironically, he says Rosaline is the one, however in this scene he meets Juliet - the Capulet daughter. Tybalt is presented as a violent, provocative, yet justified character within this extract as his intense anger for the Montagues begun from his love for his family.
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During Tybalt and Capulet’s conversation in this extract, Tybalt constantly refers to violence and anger, allowing Shakespeare to present ideas common in the Elizabethan society, as Tybalt’s violence is due to his revenge because Romeo has attended the Capulet party uninvited, however, Tybalt’s anger could also be triggered because he has a deep love towards his family, therefore the ‘ancient grudge’ mentioned in the Prologue has an immense effect on his actions. When asked by Capulet why he is angry, Tybalt responds by saying ‘this is a Montague, our foe/ A villain that is hither come in spite, ...

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