Relationship Between Romeo and Juliet’s Benvolio and Tybalt

Differences between Benvolio and Tybalt.

Benvolio and Tybalt never get along, what happens when one of them die? When looking at Benvolio and Tybalt from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, they can be very different from each other in multiple ways. Such as, personalities, relationships, and feelings.

            Benvolio and Tybalt have very different personalities. Benvolio is a peace maker and just happens to be Romeo’s cousin. He does not like fighting at all between the Montague’s and Capulet’s. Benvolio tries to watch out for the Capulet’s because he knows they are only going to start trouble with the Montague’s. Just after Romeo slew Tybalt, Benvolio said, “Romeo, away, be gone! The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain. Stand not amazed: the prince will doom thee death, If thou art taken: hence, be gone, away!” (Shakespeare 3.1). However, Tybalt is the complete opposite of Benvolio. Tybalt loves to start fights with anyone he can get a chance to. At the Capulet party Tybalt wants to kill Romeo for just showing up at the party. Luckily, his Uncle wouldn’t let Tybalt ruin the whole party by starting a fight. Tybalt will take any opportunity he can get to start a fight with the Montague’s.

          Benvolio and Tybalt’s relationships have nothing similar between them.

Benvolio has close relationships with everyone but Tybalt. Benvolio and Romeo have a very close relationship. Not only are they cousins, but they are practically best friends. Benvolio really helps Romeo get over Roseline at the beginning or the play. Benvolio has no enemies and has strong relationships with all of his relatives. When the prince found out about Tybalt and Mercutio being dead he came to Bevolio and said, “Benvolio, who began this bloody fray?” (Shakespeare 3.1) This shows that even the Prince has a good relationship with Benvolio. On the other hand, Tybalt doesn’t have any strong relationships with anyone. Tybalt and Juliet have a weak relationship. When Romeo slew Tybult and got banished from Verona, Juliet didn’t care that Tybalt died. She was only upset that she would no longer be seeing the love of her life: Romeo. When Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo at the Capulet party, his Uncle didn’t let him. Tybalt got mad and pushed his Uncle then started walking away. Tybalt and his Uncle got into many arguments unlike Benvolio and Romeo.

Benvolio and Tybalt have very dissimilar feelings. Benvolio feels like fighting between Montague’s and Capulet’s is wrong. When Romeo and Tybalt were fighting, Benvolio tried to stop the fight because he felt something was wrong and he knew the consequences of fighting. Benvolio said, “We talk here in the public haunt of men: Either withdraw unto some private place, And reason coldly of your grievances, Or else depart; here all eyes gaze on us”(Shakespeare 3.1). On the contrary, Tybalt loves to anger people and start fights with them. Tybalt can’t control his anger either. When he was fighting Mercutio he killed him because his anger took control of himself. Even when he knew the consequences of fighting (death). Benvolio and Tybalt have opposite feelings.            

Benvolio and Tybalt never get along, what happens when one of them die? Benvolio and Tybalt, from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are different in 3 main ways: personalities, relationships, and feelings.

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  1. Posted October 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    very helpful ,thanks

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