Instead, Tybalt says to him, “As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee,” and attacks him (1.1.66). Tybalt does not hate Benvolio for his personality even though they are complete opposites. He hates him just because he bears the name of Montague. A person’s name should not be what defines them but rather their words and actions. Tybalt does not see things peaceful like Benvolio.
Lord Capulet was kind and gentle about her in Act II, Scene I but when she had to refuse to marry Paris in Act III, Scene V he couldn't care less about her wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. Juliet was respected by her father to a certain extent as long as she was being constantly weary about what she said and did. She had no say and no one to stand up for her when Capulet claimed he was always morally correct. I felt that behind the fake care of his daughter for his reputation, Capulet did not care for his daughter as a top priority in his life. This could be counteracted by stating that Capulet’s want to be constantly obeyed could've been excused in 14Th century Italy as he was just the modal gentleman of the
Considering a later point in Halio’s contention, it appears that Portia was not candidly agreeing to the legality of Shylock’s bond, but was instead enacting one of the tricks that she describes earlier. Portia seems to describe the legitimacy and legality of Shylock’s bond to merely establish herself as unbiased and to thus seduce Shylock into believing that she is a proficient judge. Succeeding in her
Lord Capulet tells Juliet that she is “A spoiled little girl” and he tells her “You disgust me you little bug” and then he calls her a “worthless girl! You pale face!”. Lady Capulet obviously doesn’t spend much time with Juliet because Nurse is always taking care of her and Lord and Lady Montague are obviously not very caring about their son if they let him sneak around late at night.If Lord Capulet had spent more time with Juliet, he might come to realize she is not very worthless or stupid as he thinks. Lord and Lady Montague don’t spend time with their son if they let him sneak through ladies’ windows. They would watch him so he couldn’t sneak out of the house at sundown.Therefore, the Lords and Ladies Capulet and Montague don’t understand love if they don’t love their own children.
For example, Tybalt and Mercutio draw their swords against each other in order to fight for their houses’ honor, and finally both are killed for this reason. Romeo on the other side at first avoids fighting due to his marriage with Juliet, but when he thinks himself as an offspring of Montagues murders Tybald to take revenge for Mercutio’s death. Consequently and according to Coppelia Kahn, “the play is constantly critical of the feud as the medium through which criteria of patriarchally oriented masculinity are voiced”. Moreover, the fact that Mercutio takes part in the feud although he is neither a Capulet nor a Montague reveals that “feuding has become the normal social pursuit for young men in Verona” (176). Lastly, the nature of the feud involves obscene sexual innuendo towards women, something that becomes evident when someone considers the puns the Capulet servants make with language referring to sexuality, such as their wordplay regarding Montague’s women virginity: “I will cut off their heads…Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads; take / it in what sense thou wilt” (1.1.20-24).
In scene 5 of act 1 Tybalt recognized Romeo and instead of dueling him, Lord Capulet said to leave Romeo alone. Even if Lord Capulet thought that Romeo was not going to cause any problems he should have still kicked Romeo out, because he was not invited. Lord Capulet should have been suspicious of how Romeo discovered the party. He wanted to avoid making a scene at his
In the introductory scene, he proclaims,”What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet). In the scenes involving both Tybalt and a Montague, it is Tybalt who is trying to disturb the peace and draw blood. When Romeo and other Montague family members crashed a Capulet party, it was Tybalt that wanted blood. Romeo went to get a glimpse of love, not with the intentions to start trouble.
Before the play even begins, the prologue immediately in act 1, the hatred for the opposing families is made clear especially with Tybalt, who throughout the play, is the most vocal about his hatred and the clear division between the two families. In Act 1, Scene 1 when he enters the scene he immediately wants to fight with Benvolio and when Benvolio wants to stop the quarrel and keep the peace Tybalt says “What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee”. Throughout the play Tybalt is the one that seems to the keenest about starting quarrels in order to uphold his family name. In this quote he talks about how in the streets of Verona, especially between Capulets and Montagues, there will never be talk of peace because his hatred for the Montagues leads him to hate the word itself as it was a Montague who ushered it.
The servants of the Montagues do not retaliate when Sampson bites his thumb, but when Sampson and Gregory claim to be better fighters than Abram and Balthasar, a fray is sprung. Upon realizing that the servants are fighting and eyeing Benvolio, who is trying to break up the quarrel, Tybalt challenges Benvolio for no other reason than that he is a Montague, “What art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? / Turn thee, Benvolio;
He was so distraught by Juliet’s death that he went to Verona even though he was banished from the city. To show how emotionally distraught Romeo was, Balthasar mentions in the play, “I do beseech you, sir, have patience. / Your looks are pale and wild, and do import / Some misadventure adventure.” Basically, he says that Romeo should have patience, for he looked sick and he was afraid he was going to hurt himself. Romeo ignores the advice, continues to be hysterical and chooses to go to Verona to see Juliet after he had been banished. Finally, the most senseless decision made in the play was when Romeo is in the chamber with Juliet, who was unconscious, and he drinks the poison from the apothecary.