Relationship Between Tybalt In Romeo And Juliet

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Verona’s Fighter Tybalt is a fighter at heart whose rash decisions led to his death. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin who can be shown as fiery and irritable throughout the play. Although Tybalt doesn’t change as a character he plays a pivotal role in Romeo and Juliet. His importance is shown throughout the play because he is highly involved in the Capulet and Montague family feud. Due to his involvement in the feud, this contributes to his death later on in the play. Tybalt is splenetic and hateful towards the Montagues which helps highlight his foil, Benvolio. During the play, Benvolio is the do-gooder who will always tell the truth, even if it hurts his friends, which are shown when Benvolio declares, “O noble prince, I can discover all / The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. / There lies the man, slain by young Romeo, / That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio.” (3.1.105-108). In contrast, Tybalt is shown with very deep-rooted loyalties during the Capulet Ball when he attempts to kick Romeo out of the ball for only being there. Another contrast between Benvolio and Tybalt is their attitudes towards the feud. Tybalt upholds the feud with his belligerent ways…show more content…
Tybalt is a static character because he doesn’t change throughout the play. When Tybalt first makes an appearance and says, “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, / As I hate hell, all / Montagues, and thee. / Have at thee, coward!” (1.1.60-62), he means every word of hatred. This hatred helps move the plot along, which classifies Tybalt as a static. Since he is an unchanging character, his motives are the same throughout the play. Tybalt is quick to anger and is emotionally driven, which can be seen during the Capulet Ball and his fight with Mercutio. Because of his hatred for the Montagues and the fact that he is emotionally driven his motivation is to protect the Capulet name at any given
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