Romeo Kills Tybalt Essay

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Summary: The street fightiing between the Capulets and the Montagues is considered an important climax in "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.


Act III, Scene I is considered as a good climax in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In this scene, a street fight breaks up between Mercutio, who is Romeo's best friend, and Tybalt, who is Juliet's cousin. This street fight bring the story to a highest tension, because there is no such big fight between the two families after the prince has showed up and keep the peace. In the fighting, Mercutio is killed by Tybalt, and this angers Romeo, because he is Romeo's best friend. Even though Romeo is not a good fighter, he killed Tybalt after he came back. So now, Romeo's best friend is dead, and Juliet has to face her cosine's death. This is a hint to tell readers that Romeo and Juliet's love is proved to be a tragedy, because they have to overcome the conflict between their families, and now, Juliet's cousin is killed by Romeo. They cannot live like a normal lover after all that. Romeo himself also realizes that, as he says:"O, I am Fortune's fool!" (III, i, 142). This shows that Romeo is worried about him and Juliet's future. Because they fall in love after their first meet, but they can only meet secretly; but then, they have overcome this problem, and they even think about marriage and their future life, so Romeo thinks that is fortune. But now, he kills Tybalt, who has a close relationship with Juliet, she may not accept him anymore, and of course, their family will never accept him as a gentleman. This is shown when Lady Capulet says: "Romeo slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live." (III, i, 190). And Prince agrees that, he will execute Romeo. This tells readers that The Capulet's only want to punish Romeo, because he kills Tybalt. They do not believe what Benvolio says, they considers what Romeo has done is evil.. Now, Romeo's situation is that he gets Juliet's trust, he makes Capulet accept him, but because he kills Tybalt, he has been dumped to the hell and has to start over. This can let both him and Juliet sacrifice more and take a long time. So the street fight is a very good climax, because it is a hint to tell readers the tragedy begins, and it also leads to a falling action.

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Romeo & Juliet's Benvolio vs Tybalt Essay

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In William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Benvolio and Tybalt are portrayed as characters with distinctly opposing personalities that is apparent in many different instances throughout the play. Romeo's best friend, Benvolio is depicted as the classic nice guy, incorporating all the personalities necessary to be one. He is calm, patient, an advocate of peace between the two rival families, and always viewing the cup as half full instead of half empty. During the first quarrel between the Montagues and the Capulets in the play, Benvolio tries to bring peace by saying " I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, / Or manage it to part these men with me " ( , , 62-63). It is apparent that Benvolio has good intentions and that he…show more content…

In William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Benvolio and Tybalt are portrayed as characters with distinctly opposing personalities that is apparent in many different instances throughout the play. Romeo's best friend, Benvolio is depicted as the classic nice guy, incorporating all the personalities necessary to be one. He is calm, patient, an advocate of peace between the two rival families, and always viewing the cup as half full instead of half empty. During the first quarrel between the Montagues and the Capulets in the play, Benvolio tries to bring peace by saying " I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, / Or manage it to part these men with me " ( , , 62-63). It is apparent that Benvolio has good intentions and that he favours peace over mutiny. In addition, his control over himself allows him to carefully analyze the situation. Shakespeare intended for him to be the typical protagonist that tries to save everyone from a crisis, where in this case the crisis is a civil battle between two noble households. Furthermore, Benvolio has the ability to empathize with people and understand their feelings. Proof of this is shown when Lady Montague questions Romeo's missing to which he responds with "So early walking did I see your son;/ Towards him I made, but he was 'ware of me/ And stole into the covert of the wood; / I, measuring his affections by my own,/ Which then most sought where most might not be found,/ Being one too many by my weary self,/ Pursued my humor

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