Romeo And Juliet Character Analysis

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“The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” is based on the love story of Romeo and Juliet. They end up falling in love but cannot be together because of their families. In the end, they both end up committing suicide because of the miscommunication of Juliet’s death. Along the way, the reader meets two characters named Benvolio and Tybalt- who are a great example of foils in the play. Benvolio and Tybalt are good foils because they are such polar opposites. Benvolio is opposite of Tybalt because he is someone who wants peace throughout the city where as Tybalt would rather have all arguments and disputes settled through fighting.
Throughout the play, the reader discovers that Benvolio is a family member of the Montagues and Tybalt is the son of Lady Capulet’s brother. The Montages and Capulets have disliked each other for many years, yet no one really understands why. In the beginning of the play, Shakespeare refers to their hatred towards each other as an “ancient grudge.” Because the Montagues and Capulets have such a hate for each other, the characters from each side but heads a lot, especially Benvolio and Tybalt. To this day no one really knows why the Capulets and Montagues have such grudges toward each other.
In Romeo and Juliet, we meet a character named Benvolio. He is the nephew of Lord Capulet and the cousin of Romeo. Benvolio was always there for Romeo and even helped him get over Rosaline by telling him to “Examine other beauties.” Benvolio is a very
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