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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

11) Is there a villain in the play, and, if so, who is it?

The hot-headed young men in both families—the Capulets and the Montagues—might be the villains, especially Tybalt, who goes looking for Romeo even after Capulet tells him to leave Romeo alone. On the other hand, there may be no specific character who is the villain in the play. Instead, the Verona society, with its emphasis on feuding and fighting and blind familial loyalty, might be seen as responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.