Contrast Benvolio and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. From their fight and their relationships with other characters,

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The most obvious difference between Benvolio and Tybalt is their temperaments. Benvolio is calm and rational, whereas Tybalt is prone to flights of fury. In Act I, Tybalt wants to continue the fight begun by the servants of the Capulet and Montague households, and Benvolio is trying his best to keep the peace. Because of this rational behavior, people, even the Prince, tend to trust Benvolio’s word. He is the one who explains what happened in both the fight at the beginning of the play and in the deadly duel concerning Mercutio, Tybalt, and Romeo.

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