character- tybalt

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  • Tybalt
    • house of capulet
      • Juliet's cousin
      • next in line for head of family
        • honour bond to protect and defend the dignity of his family from insult and humiliation
          • especially from the montagues
    • quotes
      • peace? I hate the word
        • act 1 scene 1- street fight, to benvolio
      • prince of cats
        • act 3 scene 1- Mercutio to tybalt
      • thus shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me
        • act3 scene 1 - to Romeo before fight with mercutio
      • wretched boy
        • act 3 scene 1- to Romeo, just before Romeo fatally strikes him
      • peace by with you...here comes my man
        • act 3 scene 1 - to Mercutio when he sees roemo, tells the audience that its Romeo hes angry with
      • you rat-catcher, will you walk?
        • act3 scene 1- Mercutio to Tybalt, asking for a fight
      • o Tybalt, Tybalt the best friend I had
        • act 3 scene 2 - nurse about Tybalt
    • function
      • to be angry, hold grudges, and start fights. moves the story along
      • symbol of hatred, violence and conflict
        • juxtaposition with peacemaker benvolio
      • a catalyst who lights the fuse of conflit
        • causes Mercutio's death, Romeo's vengeance, his death, Romeo's banishment, death of Romeo and Juliet
    • knows how to stir up the people he wants to fght
      • uses name calling, only uses 4 names which he repeats
        • boy
        • slave
        • villain
        • consotest
    • name
      • was a popular name for cats
        • may suggest the nastiest of cats, with their claws and teeth
    • language that reflects his attitude (response  to Capulet telling him to be patient)
      • rapier
      • slave
      • scorn
      • foe
      • villain
      • spite
      • strike
      • choler (anger)
      • shame
      • intrusion
      • makes my flesh tremble
      • bitt'rest gall
    • impressions
      • causes trouble regularly
      • needs to be reeled in
      • always angry
      • likes to fight
      • will defend his family
    • has been insulted numerous times by the montagues
      • uninvited arrival at masked ball
      • Romeo doesn't respond to the challenge of a duel
      • Romeo addresses Tybalt like a kinsman, with the reference to loving him
        • feels like Romeo is mocking him
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