What is dramatic foil? Dramatic foil is when one character contrasts with another character, in a piece of writing. There are many examples of dramatic foil in "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet".
The first example is Benvolio and Tybalt. Benvolio is all about peace. He is very calm and doesn't get mad easily. "I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me" (Shakespeare I.i.62-63). When Tybalt drew his sword, he told his to stay calm, and all he wants is peace. "I'm begging you, good Mercutio, let's call it a day. It's hot outside, and the Capulets are wandering around" (Shakespeare III.i.1-2). Mercutio wanted to fight, but Benvolio wanted to stay calm and peaceful.