Tybalt and Benvolio: Compare and Contrast

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Tybalt and Benvolio In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet the opposition of Benvolio and Tybalt is deeply emphasized because they serve as dramatic foil to each other, Tybalt demonstrates the good and evil natures that exist in man, thus proving that evil is a destructive force. Tybalt and Benvolio differ in terms of values, respect and trust, but both are similar in the sense that they fiercely support their family. Readers see Tybalt as a pugnacious person and Benvolio as a person who makes peace, just like the same sides of a magnet these two characters do not like each other. Benvolio values peace and always tries to avoid fighting. An example is the Market scene when the servants from both house where fighting Benvolio says…show more content…
Although, trust and respect is important, a thing that is far more important is family loyalty. Although many people see that Tybalt as a bad man and Benvolio, is a kind and trust-able man, the fact is, that they are quite similar in terms of Family Loyalty. Family is actually quite important to Tybalt. It is shown at the Capulet’s feast when he says "It fits, when such a villain is a guest. I'll not endure him!" (Romeo and Juliet 1.5 75-76). This
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