I chose this theme for two reasons; One, because it seemed to be the most interesting, and two, because to me it's the reason the story was actually created. Think about it, without revenge, Tybalt wouldn't have had died, which then wouldn't have gotten Romeo vanished, which then wouldn't have had caused Juliet's fake death, which later leads to Romeo and Juliet's death. Without any of this, the story wouldn't be interesting.

During the play, there were many revenge quotes.


1. "Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain?Away to heaven, respective lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.Now, Tybalt, take the “villain” back again that late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him. "act 3, scene 1, pg 67 line 121

explanation: this would be a good example for revenge because in this part of the play, Mercutio is dead and now Romeo wants to kill Tybalt for killing Mercutio.

2. "Patience perforce with willful choler meeting makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting.I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall. "act 1, scene 5, pg 32 line 90

Explanation: This is a good example for revenge because here Tybalt is saying that he will let him be at the party, but sooner or later this action will affect Romeo.

3. "This day’s black fate on more days doth depend. This but begins the woe others must end. "  act 3, scene 1 pg 67 line 118

explanation: This is a good reason because Romeo is saying that this bad day will affect other days in the future. His revenge will be that he ends up killing Tybalt.

4.  "We will have vengeance for it, fear thou not. Then weep no more. I'll send to one in Mantua,where that same banished runagate doth live,shall give him such an unaccustomed dram that he shall soon keep Tybalt company; and then I hope thou wilt be satisfied." act 3, scene 5, pg 88 line 88

explanation: This is a perfect example because Lady Capulet clearly states that they will have revenge. She even has a plan of how it is going to happen. Her revenge is to have Romeo dead.

5. "Fetch 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." act 1, scene 5 pg 30 line 56

Explanation: This is a good example because here Tybalt already wants to kill Romeo for entering the party. His revenge for Romeo entering the party is killing Mercutio.

I chose this episode as an alternative representation of revenge. This relates to my theme because in this episode, they both get their revenge on each other. Jerry gets his revenge by having the dog attack tom every time he is about to catch Jerry.  Later, Tom gets his revenge when they enforce a leash law and the dog can not protect Jerry any more. At the end, they both get revenge.

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