Hatred In Romeo And Juliet

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Do you believe in eye for an eye, better known as revenge? How about second chances, mercy or forgiveness for anyone, regardless of any wrongs they have committed? In the play and story of “Romeo and Juliet” revenge and hatred are present in many places, the most memorable and prominent being the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. A quote that comes to mine from the world renowned and cherished philosopher Confucius, “When going on a journey for revenge, you must dig two graves, one for your victim, and one for yourself.” Louis L’Amour, “A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat”. This relates to Tybalt starting the fight because he fights and kills Mercutio but has no plan for defeat when fighting with Benvolio; meaning he didn’t think of the thrashing of himself after the possible fight. For example, Tybalt “What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death” (1.1.53-54) Basically Tybalt is trash talking to Benvolio and threatening him and making him angry and…show more content…
For Example, “Thou wretched boy, that didst consort him here. Shalt with him hence”. (3.1.121.-122). Practically Tybalt was saying to Romeo that, which he has associated with Mercutio he will soon be with him; meaning he will basically kill him too. Here he definitely doesn’t this of his plan of defeat. Furthermore, Romeo said, “… Now Tybalt take the “villain” back again that late thou gavest me for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company”. (3.1.116-121). Inherently, Romeo tells Tybalt to take back his insult for Mercutio’s soul is above them waiting for Tybalt to be slayed and keep him company. Meaning; he should definitely take back his insult or he will be fought and killed for the insult he had happened to have directed at
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