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Character Analysis - Tybalt Tybalt is a character from the play Romeo and Juliet Tybalt comes off as a thickheaded 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 hate a Capulet and vice versa Tybalt was just following what each family had done in the past generations On one occasion Tybalt tries to protect the honor of his family and show his hate for the Montagues One example of this happened at the beginning of the play He enters into a quarrel between two of the Capulets servants and Benvolio Tybalt of course drew his sword and tried to pick a fight with Benvolio to protect the familys servants and to defend them in his familys honor As shown in the following quote Tybalt goes on instinct but has his familys intentions at the top of his priorities What art thou drawn among these heartless hinds Turn thee Benvolio look upon thy death Page 605 Act 1 Scene 1 and Lines 64-65 On another occasion Romeo has just entered the masquerade ball that the Capulets were hosting Tybalt had noticed Romeo a man of the house of the Montagues and his friends at the party Seeing this Tybalt warned his uncle Lord Capulet of the intrusion Lord Capulet didnt
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