This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier, boy. What, dares the slave. Come hither covered with an antic face to fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, to strike him dead I hold it not a sin.”
Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye than twenty of their swords. Look thou but sweet, and I am proof against their enmity.
Tybalt, the kinsman to Old Capulet hath sent a letter to his father's house.
A challenge, on my life.
Romeo will answer it.
Act 1 Scene 5- Violence
In Act 1 Scene 5, Tybalt spots Romeo at the party for Juliet and Paris and tells Capulet. He says to Capulet about how dare he come to a Capulet party and tells them to fetch him his sword. He is planning on killing Romeo at the party. This shows the theme of violence because Romeo did nothing to Tybalt. Knowing that he is a Montague makes Tybalt want to kill Romeo. This shows that no matter what they do or how they act, they will always fight. Romeo made no harm to any of the Capulets. Knowing that he is Montague makes everything change. All the violence is held in the names, it doesn't matter who you are or what you did. But if you have that last name, you are hated by the other family.
Act 2 Scene 2- Violence
In Act 2 Scene 2, Juliet tells Romeo that if they find him there they will kill him. Romeo then confesses his love for Juliet and says that one mad look is worse than twenty swords. He says if they are in love, they can not be touched by their families hate. This shows the cycle of violence, because it is stopping Romeo and Juliet from being together. The fear of getting killed because two members of the opposite family are in love scares Juliet, but Romeo would rather be in love and killed than be out of love and alive. This shows how often these threats and theses fights happen. Romeo is prepared to die for loving a girl. Romeo did nothing to anyone or anything, but again, the name changes everything. Everyone is so used to hearing the word fighting that now it doesn't phases anyone anymore. This constant fighting between these two families is never ending, and new conflicts keep arising.
Act 2 Scene 5- Violence
In Act 2 Scene 4, Tybalt sends a letter to the Montagues saying he wants to have a duel with Romeo. Tybalt is still mad about seeing Romeo at the Capulet party and wants to fight him. Benvolio finds the letter and tells Mercutio about the problem before they tell Romeo. This shows the cycle of violence because Tybalt is holding a grudge over Romeo and wants to fight. Tybalt uses fighting as a solution and everyday showing the constant cycle. This shows the how the fighting is never ending between these two families. The smallest and most harmless things disturb each other. Also, the first thing he thinks to do is fight because he is so used to it. Fighting has become a part of their everyday life and has taken over. Everything they say or do ends in a physical or verbal fight.