Romeo and Juliet Critical Analysis

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Critical Analysis People see Tybalt as the Aggressor and Benvolio as the Peace Maker, like the two poles of the Planet. Benvolio values Peace and likes to stop fights. This is shown in Act 1 Scene 1 in the Market Scene, where he said "I do but keep the peace: put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me." It is said during the Market Brawl/Fight scene where Benvolio tried to part the two houses and stop the fight. This clearly shows that Benvolio is the peace maker. In contrast, Tybalt is shown as the Aggressor. This is shown in Act 1 Scene 1 68-70 "..., and talk of peace! I hate the word As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee." This was said after Benvolio invited peace amongst the families and Benvolio rejecting that idea. Those two examples show that one person values peace and the other values war and hatred, in other word the "Aggressor". With Aggression and Peace comes respect from their community. Although being in the upper class of the society, Benvolio and Tybalt have different respect and trust from the society. Tybalt, with his brutality and love for fights tend to be less trusted by the community. An example would be in Act 1 Scene 5 86-87 "Be quiet...For shame...I'll make you quiet" That is said by Lord Capulet when he told Tybalt not to fight Romeo, this is an excellent example that shows us that Lord Capulet does not trust Tybalt and has to blackmail and order him to stop what he is wanting to do. In contrast, Benvolio is very trusted and respected by the community. This can be shown in Act 2 Scene 5 150 "Benvolio, who began this bloody fray?" This was said after the Romeo and Tybalt fight, where Romeo slayed Tybalt and the Prince arrives at the scene. Out of everybody that was in the scene, the Prince only requested Benvolio to tell the truth, that is an excellent example that shows us that the community has repect and trust
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