Examples Of Foils In Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare use many foils to give contrast throughout the play. A foil is a comparation between two unlike characters in a play. The characters that caught my attention the most was the foil of Benvolio and Tybalt. They reveal their contrast between their emotions, roles in the play, and as protagonists and antagonists in the story. Therefore, Tybalt and Benvolio represent a classic example of foils in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
First of all, Tybalt and Benvolio have very distinct emotions in the play. Tybalt is angry and wants to pick a fight with everyone he sees, receiving the nickname the Prince of Cats for these characteristics. For example, in Act 1 scene 5 Tybalt says "Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, A
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