cousin to Romeo


Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare it involves romeo starting out being lovesick for an unknown lady called Rosaline, then he goes to the Capulet party from the advice of Benvolio to get over Rosaline. he sees the Capulet's daughter Juliet and falls in love they proclaim their love for each other on Juliet's balcony, and plan to marry the next day. romeo convinces the friar to marry them. soon after they are married Tybalt comes for a fight and he kills Mercutio and out of shock romeo kills Tybalt and gets banished by the prince. all the while Lord Capulet plans to marry Juliet to county Paris, Juliet is against the idea sense she is already married. she seeks the friars help and gets a potion to make it looks like she has died. romeo gets told that Juliet has died and buys a poison that he drinks after seeing her in her tomb, Juliet soon after wakes up and sees her love dead and kills herself with his dagger. the character i am going over is Benvolio and the theme is people shouldn't get involved in other people's love life.

Act 1 Scene 1

When speaking with Romeo, Benvolio says " Alas the love, so gentle in his view should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!" (999, l. 179-180) The conversation that is being covered is the fact that romeo is lovesick. The significance of this qoute is that benvolio has gotten into the depths of his cousins love life so he feels that he has to help him get Romeo out of the love sickness.

Act 1 Scene 2

"... compare her face with some that i shall show, and I will make thee think thy swan a crow." (1004 l. 93-94) the significance of the quote is that Benvolio tells romeo to compare his love to other maidens at the capulet party this has romeo see juliet and fall instantly in love.

Act 2 Scene 2

As Benvolio and Mercutio were walking Benvolio states "Come he hath hid himself among the trees to be consorted with the humorous night blind in his love and best befits the dark." (1022, l. 32-34) The significance of this quote is that Benvolio noticed that Romeo is deep in love from seeing a fair maiden at the Capulet party he knows that his plan for Romeo to get over Rosaline has worked but he doesn't know who romeo has fallen for.

Act 5 Scene 3

The prince proclaims to the mourners "... never was a story of more woe than this of juliet and her romeo." (1102 l. 334-335) The significance of this quote is that Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have died or even met each other if Benvolio decided not to get involved with Romeo's love life.
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Romeo and juliet dead

Romeo and Juliet are dead being shown to the prince with a crowd of mourners following.