"Part fools-Benvolio" "Turn thee, Benvolio; look upon thy death-Tybalt"(1.1) These quotes show that Benvolio,good, is trying to keep the peace but the fiery Tybalt,evil, is just starting up the fight again. "Tybalt the kinsmen to old Capulet, hath sent a letter to his father's house Romeo will answer it.-Benvolio" Here Tybalt is trying to start something with the nonviolent Romeo demonstrates the Good vs. Evil motif. Tybalt and Mercutio are always getting in Romeo's head. This does not allow Romeo to focus/see Juliet which may and probably will cause Romeo's depression which may contribute to Romeo's suicide.
While no one can deny the merits of Shakespeare's powerful, inspired verse, the themes Shakespeare stresses in Romeo and Juliet also seem to reflect his immaturity as a writer. To understand properly who this is so, we must examine each pervasive motif in the play. Light When Romeo initially sees Juliet, he compares her immediately to the
Two friends, almost complete opposites when it comes to their personalities, both attend Valencia High School. While one is cautious and keeps peace, the other loves a challenge and has many enemies. Their relationship is similar to that of Mercutio and Benvolio in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. These characters add flavor to the play in representing good and evil, influencing lovesick Romeo, and by adding wit to a serious-toned play. Mercutio, the hot-headed best friend of Romeo, adds wit and humor to the play Romeo and Juliet and was included in the play to make the audience laugh and also to keep them on the edge of their seats with suspense.
Romeo and Juliet By: Steff Commentary This section may appear to readers as unimportant because it is just Capulet and Tybalt talking and nothing happens. On the contrary, this passage illustrates how the characters handle situations given. This may foreshadow problems for each character such as maybe future aggressive conflict with Tybalt. The character Capulet is all a façade. He appears warm hearted and eager to end the conflict at first but then you see his real intentions and his real state of mind is focused on “what the people want” and not what is best for Romeo under the given circumstances of the families’ feud.
Romeo & Juliet Character Profile Name: Count Paris Background Information: Related to the Prince, interested in Juliet, and supports the Capulets. Key Scenes: Act I Scene II, Act III Scene IV, Act IV Scene I, Act V Scene III. Key Quotes: “God shield I should disturb devotion” “O love! O life! Not life, but love in death!” “Happily met, my lady and my wife” Character Analysis: Paris is a handsome man that is a kinsman to the Prince.
"I am satisfied in nature, / Whose motive, in this case, should stir me most / To my revenge: but in my terms of honour / I stand aloof" Act V sc. ii. What Laertes calls honor is actually the desired vengeance, which he needs as a way to seal the death of his father and carry on with his life. Hamlet, on the other hand, acts, or better said, refrains from acting because of the conclusions he draws from his reflections and speculations. A great example of Hamlet’s complicated and elaborate ways of obtaining what he wants is the plot of the “Mouse Trap” for catching the King’s conscience.
Benvolio, the peacemaker amongst the crowd, dislikes the thought of people being hurt or sad; therefore, he often attempts to help them. Sup the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves; With all the admired beauties of Verona. Go thither, and with unattained eye Compare her face with some that I shall show, And I will make thee think thy swan a crow. (1.3.83-87) Benvolio wants to help Romeo through his depression because Romeo is not only his cousin, but also a dear friend. Benvolio displays his acts of friendship by helping Romeo get Rosaline off his mind and finding a new girl.
Friar Laurence Essay As human beings, we often find ourselves wanting to blame somebody for someone’s mistake. That is the case of Friar Laurence. After rifting through the pages Romeo and Juliet, I believe that I have found adequate evidence that point to the fact that Friar Laurence was not the cause of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliette for he was nearly an advisor and somebody who tried to help both Romeo and Juliet to find their happy endings. It was the actions of Romeo and Juliet who led themselves to their own tragic demise, for they both have minds of their own. But I do believe the advice of Friar Laurence was well meaning but it was naïve in the assessment on how strong the feud is and shows that he did not foresee the punishments of a clandestine marriage.
Analysis: Juliet loves Romeo. She is sad that Romeo has to be a Montague, the rival of her family, the Capulets. Juliet is very daring and caring. Juliet mirrors some girls in today’s society because some girls might disobey their father’s or parents’ wishes to get what they want. A theme in the story is “Overcoming Society, Family and Judgment” because everybody in Verona knows about the feud and Juliet still loves Romeo.
Here he definitely doesn’t this of his plan of defeat. Furthermore, Romeo said, “… 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”. (3.1.116-121). Inherently, Romeo tells Tybalt to take back his insult for Mercutio’s soul is above them waiting for Tybalt to be slayed and keep him company. Meaning; he should definitely take back his insult or he will be fought and killed for the insult he had happened to have directed at