Relationship Between Tybalt In Romeo And Juliet

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Tybalt is a character from the play, Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt comes off as a thick headed, cold-blooded killer. But once past his rough exterior, he can be thought of as a sensitive guy. Tybalt tries keeps the intentions of his family first but sometimes he can let his temper get the best of him. His character developed quite fast even though he died halfway through the play. Tybalt is powered by the hate his family, the Capulets, have for the Montagues. This hate comes from the ongoing rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets. Because of this hate, he acted out violently against them many different times. On each of these occasions he always pulled his sword. Tybalt would do anything to start a fight with them because of the rivalry. It was expected of a Montague to …show more content…
When he did kill Mercutio, he realized he had just killed someone of the Princes family and fled from the scene. This is a great example of his horrible temper. He let it get the best of him and now it was too late to fix what he had already done. Tybalt also made another mistake in judgement. Tybalt came back again totry and kill Romeo for no real reason except that he was a Capulet. Butthis time, Romeo was lucky because he was acting purely on the fact that his best friend had died and he was fighting Tybalt to uphold the law.The law states that if someone is killed than the killer's life shall be taken. The following quote shows again how he let his temper flare and caused him again to act out towards the Montague family. Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here, shalt with him hence.(Page 654, Act 3, Scene 1, and Lines 129 – 130) Because of his harsh words, Romeo lost control and killed Tybalt not because of the rivalry but for the life of his now dead friend. Tybalt is much more than just a non-educated killer. He is willing to put his life on the line for the honor of this family.

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