Perhaps Shakespeare is trying to present the fact that unnecessary violence only leads to misery and bad faith.Maybe, he is trying to show that many of the duels that people had during the time in which the play was written were useless.Before the combat, Mercutio challenges Tybalt twice but, Tybalt dismisses him both times.
However, there are also quotes that can show a flip side to Tybalt.
A further analysis is needed to fully explore his character.
When we first meet Tybalt one of the first phrases that he says when confronted with the idea of peace is “Peace? Obviously, this quote paints Tybalt as a negative and violent character.
A character who dislike peace is often a cliché of a villain.
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's greatest and best loved tragedies.
In this series for GCSE English Literature we analyse all aspects of the play ensuring that you gain a full understanding of the various complexities, including key themes, characters, context and structure.In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare chooses to present Tablet as the obvious villain in the play.This is shown by his violent antics and tendencies.We can infer this because there is arguably no more of a negative word than “hate” and therefore Tybalt is at the bottom of the scale in regards to his opinions on peace.Furthermore, his hate for peace can also be seen a suggestion for his love of violence.Perhaps Tybalt only fights so often because of the fact that he feels it is necessary to do so in order to keep the pride of his family from the feud.This would mean that Tybalt is not a villain but, is instead a hero in his own right and, for the Capulet’s.As with Macbeth we have brought together Stella Vassilou and Catherine Hartley, both of whom received Masters in English Literature from Oxford and Cambridge University and are now teaching GCSE English Literature.How far do you agree that the character of Tybalt is presented as the villain of this play?However this quote has to be analysed by asking the question of, not whether or not he is a villain but, instead, how much of a villain is he?Shakespeare chooses to use the very strong word of “hate” which suggests to the audience that Tybalt is completely evil and doesn’t have a shred of goodness inside him.