The Discovering Literature: Shakespeare Renaissance and more1

The Discovering Literature: Shakespeare & Renaissance and more1

How exactly does Shakespeare provide Tybalt here and into the remaining portion of the play?

Interestingly, Shakespeare presents Tybalt as uncharacteristically wary in this scene. That is despite being founded as hot-tempered and confrontational in Act 1, Scene 1’s brawl, and through their rage that is choleric when from challenging Romeo in the ball. He now addresses Benvolio (whom he earlier in the day threatened to murder), Mercutio as well as the Montagues as ‘Gentlemen’ and wishes them ‘good den’ (3.1.38), both markings of polite, respectful behavior. Whenever talking straight to Mercutio, Tybalt makes use of ‘you’ and ‘sir’ (3.1.41) to point Mercutio’s social superiority, taking care to not ever challenge or offend the Prince’s kinsman. Read more