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The Character Of Benvolio In Romeo And Juliet

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The characterization in act 2, scenes 4, 5 and 6 focuses mainly on the Montagues, but shows a little into the lives of the servants of Capulet. Benvolio, the first character introduced into this section, isn 't described in these scenes physically as much as he is as far as his actions and personality. Benvolio seems to be an impatient person, described indirectly when he says, “Stop there, stop there.” (II.iv.80) and “Thou wouldst else have made thy tale large” (II.iv.82). In this scene, Romeo has just returned from the house of capulet in the morning and Mercutio was about to explain how loving and friendly Romeo was. The second character introduced in these scenes is Mercutio, who is also not explained much physically as much as his actions and personality. Mercutio seems to be a very…show more content…
He is directly described physically in act 2, scene 6, where the nurse is talking to Juliet and says, “Though his face be better than any man’s, yet his leg excels all man’s; and for a hand, and a foot, and a body , though they may not be talk’d on, yet they are past compare. He is not the flower of courtesy, but, I 'll warrant him, as gentle as a lamb” (II.v.39—43). This passage shows Romeo as the highs of looks and gentleness, but lacking a bit of courtesy. As for Romeo 's indirect characterization, he seems to be at the social top of the social structure of the montagues, just above Benvolio and Mercutio. I think this is because Romeo seems to win the social battles between him and Mercutio and also seems to be the one that Benvolio and Mercutio follow. At the beginning of act 2, scene 4, Benvolio and Mercutio can 't seem to be able to do anything but talk about where Romeo is, what is happening in his life and what possible danger he is in. He appears to be the leader of the pack because of the way he speaks to Benvolio and Mercutio, almost in a mocking way. This is shown in their battle of wits between the
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