How are the themes of love and hate portrayed in Act 1, Scene 5 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

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At the Capulet's feast in Act 1, Scene 5, the theme of hatred is portrayed through Tybalt's temper. When Tybalt recognizes Romeo's voice behind his mask, Tybalt becomes enraged, believing that Romeo has come to mock their party, as we see in Tybalt's lines,

What, dares the slave
Come hither, cover'd with an antic face,
To fleer and scorn at our solemnity. (57-59)

In these lines, the word "fleer" can be translated as "sneer," which is a form of laughing or smiling that shows ridicule and hatred. In other words, Tybalt is accusing Romeo of laughing at the Capulets and showing contempt. But in actuality, Romeo is just there to enjoy himself, and it is actually Tybalt who is feeling hateful...

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