Tybalt Quotes & Analysis

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Tybalt Quotes & Analysis
  1. “What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? Turn thee Benvolio: look upon thy death.”
    1. Tybalt threatens to kill Benvolio, as he is a Montague, which highlights the apparent feud between the two families.
      1. The word choice of “heartless hinds” suggests that Tybalt believes Benvolio and the servants are cowardly and are of a low social value, which implies that Tybalt thinks very highly of himself as he looks down on them.
        1. It is made clear of the prejudice Tybalt has towards the Montague family, which emphasises his loyalty for his family and the feud.
        2. “What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”
          1. Tybalt compares the Montagues to “hell”, highlighting his immense hatred towards the family.
            1. He shows an obsession for the ancient grudge and is trying to provoke a fight for no reason.
            2. “Now by the stock and honour of my kin, to strike him dead I hold it not a sin.”
              1. Tybalt is disgusted by Romeo’s presence and thinks that killing him is the right thing to do.
                1. He takes the feud very seriously and believes it will never be fixed and that the Montagues are always in the wrong.
                2. “This is a Montague, our foe: a villain that is hither come in spite.”
                  1. It could be said that Tybalt feels as though Romeo is a criminal because of his Montague name.
                    1. The word choice of “villain” emphasises Tybalt’s deep hatred towards Romeo and also highlights Tybalt’s growing rage towards the Montagues.
                      1. At this point, Romeo is too busy lusting over Juliet to notice Tybalt’s outburst.
                      2. “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me.”
                        1. Even though Romeo has not done anything wrong, it is suggested that Tybalt feels that Romeo being a Montague is a rational reason to engage in a brawl, which emphasises Tybalt’s loyalty for the feud.
                          1. Tybalt believes that he is the victim of the situation and that Romeo is to blame.
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