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Tybalt Character Analysis

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In “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare, Tybalt says “This, by his voice, should be a Montague./Fetch me my rapier, boy” (1.V.71-72). Like the quote shows, Tybalt always made abrupt decisions that were for the worse of things in every situation he faced. Tybalt was one of the most feared Capulets because he always looked how he could turn any altercation into a violent one. He did not care for others but cared mainly for his ego. In Act 1 scene 5, we get another perfect example of how Tybalt made decisions with malicious intent. A Montague has upset and “hurt” Tybalt because he believes that a Montague has invaded their party inside the Capulet house. In the play Tybalt states, “This, by his voice, should be a Montague./Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave/Come hither, cover'd with an antic face,/To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?/Now, by the stock and honour of my kin,/To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin” (1.V.71-76). He was ready to kill someone that he thought was a Montague, just by listening to their voice. He would have killed him too if it weren’t for his uncle, Capulet, who had stopped him just in time or else something bad would have happened and someone, who Tybalt later found to be Romeo. Later in the same scene, Tybalt says “Patience perforce with wilful choler meeting/Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting./I will withdraw: but this intrusion shall/Now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall” (I.V.119-122). Tybalt vows to get vengeance for
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