History YMMV / RomeoAndJuliet

18th Feb '17 7:17:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Tybalt is the main antagonist of the story, but in the Zeffirelli version, when his friends drag him away from his fight with Mercutio, you can see clear shock on his face as he realizes he has actually stabbed Mercutio, suggesting that [[JerkassFacade most of his villainy was nothing more than posturing]] and that he never meant to really hurt anyone.

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** Tybalt is the closest thing the story has to a main antagonist of the story, antagonist, but in the Zeffirelli version, when his friends drag him away from his fight with Mercutio, you can see clear shock on his face as he realizes he has actually stabbed Mercutio, suggesting that [[JerkassFacade most of his villainy was nothing more than posturing]] and that he never meant to really hurt anyone.



* DracoInLeatherPants: Tybalt sometimes receives this treatment. In the Zeffirelli version, he's played by a young Michael York. Creator/AlanRickman has also played the role.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Tybalt sometimes receives this treatment. Especially when he's portrayed by a sufficiently attractive or charismatic actor. In the Zeffirelli version, he's played by a young Michael York. Creator/AlanRickman has also played the role.



* MoralEventHorizon: Tybalt crosses it by killing Mercutio with a cheap shot, thus setting off a chain of events leadig directly to the DownerEnding. This is softened in some adaptations, including the Zeffirelli version, where Tybalt kills him ''accidentally'' while trying to knife Romeo (who was trying to intervene) and is somewhat horrified upon realizing who he had wounded.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Tybalt crosses it by killing Mercutio with a cheap shot, thus setting off a chain of events leadig directly to the DownerEnding. This is [[AdaptationalHeroism softened in some adaptations, adaptations]], including the Zeffirelli version, where Tybalt kills him ''accidentally'' ''[[AccidentalMurder accidentally]]'' while trying to knife Romeo (who was trying to intervene) and is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone somewhat horrified horrified]] upon realizing who he had wounded.
11th Feb '17 4:14:20 PM TristanJeremiah
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* ItWasHisSled: The titular couple die at the end. This play is more this trope than the TropeNamer, being OlderThanFuedalism.

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* ItWasHisSled: The titular couple die at the end. This play is more this trope than the TropeNamer, being OlderThanFuedalism.OlderThanPrint
11th Feb '17 4:11:59 PM TristanJeremiah
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* ItWasHisSled: The titular couple die at the end. This play is more this trope than the TropeNamer, being OlderThanFuedalism.
21st Jan '17 6:06:52 PM shatterstar
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* MemeticMutation: "Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow." This line is widely used and quoted to express a pair of lovers have to leave each other.
7th Jan '17 7:47:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: All the talk about swords, with a healthy dose of HoYay.
** The first scene alone is full of DoubleEntendre dialogue about "taking the wall of any man or maid" and taking "maiden heads". Being Shakespeare, this is not surprising.
** Juliet's death by stabbing. Shakespeare was very fond of the double meaning of ''le petit mort''/the little death/orgasm.
26th Nov '16 7:16:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Tybalt is the main antagonist of the story, but in the Zeffirelli version, when his friends drag him away from his fight with Mercutio, you can see clear shock on his face as he realizes he has actually stabbed Mercutio, suggesting that most of his villainy was nothing more than posturing and that he never meant to really hurt anyone.

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** Tybalt is the main antagonist of the story, but in the Zeffirelli version, when his friends drag him away from his fight with Mercutio, you can see clear shock on his face as he realizes he has actually stabbed Mercutio, suggesting that [[JerkassFacade most of his villainy was nothing more than posturing posturing]] and that he never meant to really hurt anyone.
19th Nov '16 4:29:23 PM Temmere
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** Tybalt is the main antagonist of the story, but in the Zeffirelli version, when his friends drag him away from his fight with Mercutio, you can see clear shock on his face as he realizes he has actually stabbed Mercutio, suggesting that most of his villainy was nothing more than posturing and that he never meant to really hurt anyone.
5th Nov '16 4:19:51 PM BB8ForPresident
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mercutio, who has all the good lines in the early part of the play, making it more jolting when he's killed.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Several.
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Mercutio, who has all the good lines in the early part of the play, making it more jolting when he's killed.



*** On a similar note, the Friar. In his first appearance, he scolds Romeo for falling for a girl he just met, while completely forgetting about the girl he was talking about two days ago. In his next appearance, he calls out Romeo for [[{{Wangst}} whining]], and tells him to suck it up and look on the bright side.

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*** ** On a similar note, the Friar. In his first appearance, he scolds Romeo for falling for a girl he just met, while completely forgetting about the girl he was talking about two days ago. In his next appearance, he calls out Romeo for [[{{Wangst}} whining]], and tells him to suck it up and look on the bright side.


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** Rosaline gets a lot of focus in academic circles and various adaptions/expansions of the story, especially for a character that doesn't even appear in person and is only mentioned a handful of times. Like Benvolio this is partly because a lot of the more sensible fans latch onto her and find her an interesting foil to Juliet.
30th Oct '16 1:11:02 AM chizo
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** Strangely for such a minor character, both fanfictions and published adaptations have portrayed Valentine as an agoraphobic recluse, both to justify his absence at the Capulet party and make him a [[SiblingYinYang counterpoint]] to Mercutio.

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** Mercutio is CampGay
** Rosaline is - along with Benvolio - one of the [[OnlySaneMan only sane characters]] in the play and made the right choice in rejecting Romeo's advances. Everyone else is either feuding or eloping.
** Strangely for such a minor character, both fanfictions and published adaptations have portrayed Valentine as an agoraphobic recluse, both to justify his absence at the Capulet party and make him a [[SiblingYinYang counterpoint]] to Mercutio.



* FanPreferredCouple: Benvolio/Rosaline is easily the biggest ship even though the two never interacted throughout the play. Benvolio/Mercutio follows closely behind despite never really being implied in the text. Mercutio/Romeo also has a fanbase because of their HoYay and Mercutio sometimes being portrayed as AmbiguouslyGay, but Romeo being infatuated with Juliet puts a stopper on it.
** Benvolio/Rosaline is so big it has spawned numerous unofficial spin-offs, including: Prince of Shadows, Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline's Ex, After Juliet

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* FanPreferredCouple: Benvolio/Rosaline is easily the biggest ship even though the two never interacted throughout the play. It has spawned numerous unofficial spin-offs, including: Prince of Shadows, Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline's Ex, After Juliet. Benvolio/Mercutio follows closely behind despite never really being implied in the text. Mercutio/Romeo also has a fanbase because of their HoYay and Mercutio sometimes being portrayed as AmbiguouslyGay, HoYay, but Romeo being infatuated with Juliet puts a stopper on it.
** Benvolio/Rosaline is so big it has spawned numerous unofficial spin-offs, including: Prince of Shadows, Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline's Ex, After Juliet
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30th Oct '16 12:15:36 AM chizo
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* FanPreferredCouple: Benvolio/Mercutio and Benvolio/Rosaline are both quite popular, despite never really being implied in the text.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Benvolio/Rosaline is easily the biggest ship even though the two never interacted throughout the play. Benvolio/Mercutio and Benvolio/Rosaline are both quite popular, follows closely behind despite never really being implied in the text.text. Mercutio/Romeo also has a fanbase because of their HoYay and Mercutio sometimes being portrayed as AmbiguouslyGay, but Romeo being infatuated with Juliet puts a stopper on it.
** Benvolio/Rosaline is so big it has spawned numerous unofficial spin-offs, including: Prince of Shadows, Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline's Ex, After Juliet
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