Creon’s tragic flaw is that he is to prideful. Creon insists on killing Antigone because she disobeyed his decree. When Haimon questions his decision, Creon replies by saying,” I’ll have no dealing with law breakers” (792, 35-36). Creon is explaining to Haimon that he will not deal with any rule breakers and that Antigone will be put to die along with her traitor of a brother. Creon’s pride is what leads to the death of Haimon, his son, and the Queen, his wife.
Gaius wanted to turn himself in to avoid fighting but his loyal supporters would not let this happen and after Opimius denied the proposals of agreement for the second time he sent his troops after Gaius and his party. As the fighting ensued, Gaius was so disgusted by these outrages “he attempted to kill himself, but was hindered by his faithful friends.” Instead his friends had him attempt to escape but Opimius’ men caught up to him and murdered one of the great visionaries of this
· The friar only married Romeo and Juliet because he wanted to end the family fued. ''ancient grudge''- 'Three civil brawls bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet, and Montague.' In one respect I'll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households' rancour to pure love. · Romeo killed Tybalt because he killed Mercutio but this only happened because Tybalt hated Romeos family due to the old fued. So if there wasn't a feud then Tybalt wouldn't have killed Mercutio, Romeo Tybalt and as a result Romeo wouldn't have been exiled.
As I said before some examples of the differences and similarities between them could be impatience, immaturity and romance or love. Therefore, in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare there are many similarities and differences between multiple characters. One great example of contrast between the characters
On line 2 Benvolio says ‘The day is hot’ that gives the sense foreboding. Mercutio fights Tybalt as he is trying to hurt his best friend and Romeo declined the duel. Romeo steps between them and Tybalt strikes Mercutio under Romeo’s arm. ‘A plague a’both your houses!’ Mercutio repeats this three times in this scene to get the message across he is blaming both Romeo and Tybalt for his death. Mercutio responsibilities Romeo for Tybalt killing him ‘I was hurt under your arm’ Romeo feels guilty about Mercutio’s death even though the audience know it is not his fault.
Romeo refused to duel with Tybalt which made Mercutio to feel honour bound to stand in Romeo’s place and fight. In the duel that ensued, Mercutio is slain and dies. Romeo was enraged and felt honour bound to avenge the death of friend Mercutio. He sought Tybalt and killed him in a duel. The prince of Verona, when he heard about this, banished Romeo from the city of Verona.
The first words that we here from Tybalt was that he hates hell as all Montagues. Tybalt wanted to kill Romeo just for coming to the party. As Tybalt watch the Montagues drive away from the Capulets party he said “I will withdraw but this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.” If Romeo had of told Tybalt of his love for Juliet, Tybalt would have killed Romeo at the first site of him but he did not so it was not Romeos love that killed Tybalt. Tybalt did not really care if he killed any of the Montagues but because Tybalt killed Mercutio Romeo killed Tybalt
Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” (Allen et al. 963) Not only is Tybalt hot-headed and confrontational, his motive is to murder Romeo. Although Tybalt claims his murderous anger stems from Romeo’s bold entrance into the Capulet celebration, it simply does not. Even Tybalt’s uncle, Capulet, is not bothered by Romeo’s presence at the party. According to Kirby Farrell’s “Love, Death, and Patriarch in Romeo and Juliet,” Tybalt “.
The main theme throughout Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is conflict which consequently leads to the death of many main characters. Conflict in act 1, scene 1 is set in the streets of Verona and is the result of bravery and honour. “I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them if they bear it.” this shows how even just the simplest of gestures can spark the beginning of a possible deadly feud, this shows bravery from the two Capulet servants as they bit their thumb at the Montagues. “Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?” This shows that the Montague's were concerned about their honour because to bite your thumb at someone at this time was seen as a very disrespectful and dishonourable thing to do and honour and respect were very important. They also did not want to disgrace their family by ignoring this simple gesture which in the end does begin a feud in the streets.
Killing Tybalt was a foolish decision of Romeo’s. At first when Tybalt fights with Romeo, Romeo refuses to fight as he knows that Tybalt is his family after his marriage to Juliet. Mercutio dies which makes Romeo angry with Tybalt and he starts fighting with Tybalt, causing