He was basically the peacemaker of this play. Benvolio has no lines in the scene, but he probably dances; in the next scene he doesn't have any idea that anything has gone on between Romeo and Juliet. She tries to love Paris, a man who Lady Montague arranged for Juliet. This rigid structure could symbolise that they plan their speech and behaviour rather than respond impulsively. When the Nurse eventually arrives, she comically refuses to give Juliet any information about Romeo until she has received a back rub. When Tybalt kills , however, Romeo out of loyalty to his friend and anger at Tybalt's arrogance kills Tybalt, thus avenging his friend's death.
Summary Prologue The chorus introduces the play and establishes the plot that will unfold. Her act of innocent submission will allow her to be devious later on, to her advantage. Probably Benvolio's strongest personality trait was honesty. Shakespeare further underscores Romeo's sexual motivation by associating his and Juliet's love with darkness. .
The kid's solution to the problem is to run away, which doesn't happen how it was supposed to. Act One, Scene Three At the Capulet home, Lady Capulet asks the to call for Juliet. Mercutio was first introduced to us in Act I, Scene 4; when Romeo, Benvolio and the gang are on the way to the Capulets' feast. Romeo is not too receptive to this idea but does agree to sneak into a Capulet masquerade party, where he meets Juliet and forgets all about his previous infatuation with Rosaline. Loyalty Ties of family and friendship drive and restrict the behaviour of the main characters. The Nurse believes in love and wants Juliet to have a nice-looking husband, but the idea that Juliet would want to sacrifice herself for love is incomprehensible to her.
So he uses the opportunity to mock Tybalt, who takes himself and his sword fighting skills way too seriously. It is clear to Romeo's friends that he is in no shape - mentally or emotionally - to fight Tybalt, but Benvolio knows Mercutio can handle what Romeo cannot, at least in his present state of mind. Citizens of the Watch These unspeaking characters often arrive at the scene of a street brawl, representing the forces of law and order that combat the disorder wrought by the family feud. Benvolio, again the voice of reason, advises Romeo: 'Romeo, away, be gone! Later in the scene Montague says to Benvolio,. Shakespeare often has characters encourage one another to be true to themselves first, and only then can they be true to others. Aside from the hero and heroine, the voluble and witty Mercutio is as memorable a character as is found in all of Shakespeare's plays. Friar Laurence thinks that this marriage can end the feud between two families.
However, Romeo stands apart from the other men in Act 1. He stands out as the emblem of youthful love, its disappointment, and its possibility for tragedy. He first falls in love not with Juliet, but a young woman named Rosaline. Even his friend Benvolio cannot distract him. Friar Laurence's actions represent the dichotomy between societal convention and individual desire. In the previous scene, Romeo and Juliet were married and that tells us that Romeo must be feeling on top of the world right now.
When Romeo reveals what is ailing him, Benvolio replies that he would 'weep' at Romeo's 'heart's oppression' 1. Character Analysis of Romeo Romeo and Juliet is a tale of two star-crossed lovers who in their love for each other were willing to sacrifice their lives. Here, as in Act 1, Scene 4, Mercutio takes centre stage. There were many conflicts in the play and incidentally, Benvolio was there for almost all of them. Act Two, Scene One Out in the street, Romeo escapes from and. That which we call a rose, By any other word would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title: — Romeo, doff thy name; And for thy name, which is no part of thee, Take all myself.
For instance, we learn in Act 1 that Benvolio is a pacifist, while Tybalt is hot-headed. Friar decides to help Romeo out but not because he's a romantic. Mercutio challenges him and Benvolio tries to get them to calm down or at least take the fight off the street, out of the public eye, but he's not successful. Foreswear it, sight for I ne, er saw true beauty till this night. The garden setting is more than just a secretive meeting place — it invokes images of a pastoral Eden, which symbolizes both purity and virginity. It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. Because of the clever, witty and complex speeches Shakespeare gives him, Mercutio is often the character actors want to play, despite having a relatively limited role.
Mercutio loves wordplay, especially sexual double entendres. Because of his underlying motivations, however, the Friar is an imperfect religious figure. It is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays because even though the plot is not unique, Shakespeare wrote it so that the audience would get more involved in the play emotionally. He spends most of the play trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline, even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet. Mercutio's death marks the play's turn into tragedy. Friar Lawrence was collecting herbs and talking about how herbs and plants have the potential to be healing and medicinal, but if they're misused, they can be deadly poison.