Romeo And Juliet Tybalt Quotes

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Tybalt

In the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Tybalt is a hot-tempered man who acts solely on his instincts to protect the Capulet name. He has been taught to kill all Montagues since he was a child and helps support the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

In the novel, Tybalt notices that Romeo has snuck into the Capulet’s party, and see’s this as an act of spite. He says to himself, “Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin” (I.V.66) He asks the servant to get his sword, but before he acts upon his instincts, he tells Lord Capulet of his plans. Lord Capulet hotly orders Tybalt to stand down and not kill Romeo, and berates him for thinking of killing the son of his most hated enemy. Tybalt …show more content…

Capulet orders Tybalt to stand down and let the party crash enjoy himself. Tybalt is outraged by this order, yet still listens to his uncle. He still has as sense of anger toward Romeo and refuses to turn the other cheek. This shows that Tybalt has a short temper and minimal patience towards foes like Romeo. When searching for Romeo the next day, Tybalt stumbles upon Mercutio cooling off in the town’s fountain. When Mercutio does not give him respect, Tybalt says, “ You shall find me apt enough to that, sir, an you will give me occasion.” (III.I.42) Instead of making peace, they both have an exchanging of words, leading them to a comical and witty fight. The falling of Mercutio is the outcome of the fight, causing Tybalt to flee from the confrontation without taking fault for the occasion. He will not be contradicted by anyone, nobody can second-guess him without facing the consequences. This shows that even when Tybalt shows dignified characteristics, he can act immature and refuse to take credit for his

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