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  SparkNotes: Romeo and Juliet: Act I, scene i
Benvolio, a kinsman to Montague, enters and draws his sword in an attempt to stop the confrontation.
With a touch of sadness, Romeo tells Benvolio that he is in love with Rosaline, but that she does not return his feelings and has in fact sworn to live a life of chastity.
Benvolio counsels Romeo to forget her by gazing on other beauties, but Romeo contends that the woman he loves is the most beautiful of all.
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  Benvolio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benvolio is a character in William Shakespeare's fiction 'Romeo and Juliet', one of the legendary Montagues.
It is also worth noting that Benvolio's name may possibly be from the word "benevolent", meaning, "Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable" which is a fairly accurate description of Benvolio's personality.
It is worth noting that by the end of the play, Benvolio is the only principal character (from his generation) who has not been consumed by the violence springing from the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets and is thus the only survivor.
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 Romeo and Juliet Navigator: Characters: Benvolio
Benvolio answers Montague's question, and when Lady Montague asks about Romeo, Benvolio says that he saw him wandering in the woods before dawn, but left him alone because he thought that Romeo wanted to be left alone.
Benvolio wants to go right on in, so he declares that "The date is out of such prolixity" (1.4.3), meaning that such windy introductions are out of date.
Benvolio is calling for his cousin, and Mercutio says that Romeo must have gone home to bed, but Benvolio says, "He ran this way, and leap'd this orchard wall.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Dr. Faustus Study Guide
Benvolio voices his skepticism, saying that if Faustus can conjure spirits, Benvolio is just as likely to become a stag, like the mythical character Acteon.
Benvolio won't be persuaded, and his friends resolve to stand with him.
Hence Benvolio's reaction to the magical horns he grows, which can be taken in two ways: "ŒSblood [an oath, short for ŒChrist's blood'], and scholars be such cuckold-makers to clap horns of honest men's heads o' this order, I'll ne'er trust smooth faces and small ruffs more" (4.2.115-118).
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 PlanetPapers - Benvolio
Benvolio peaceful character is also a contrast with Mercutio’s cynical attitude.
Despite Benvolio is trustworthy, he does report the fights with a slight bias towards the validity of the actions of Romeo.
In act 3 scene 1, Benvolio, with a peaceful character, warned Mercutio against fighting and causing troubles “I pray thee good Mercutio, let’s retire.” Benvolio also tries to prevent the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio when the situation is getting tenser “We talk here in public haunt of men.
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 NovelGuide: Romeo and Juliet: Novel Summary: Act I, Prologue-Act I, Scene 1
Benvolio, of the house of Montague, enters and is attempting to break up the fight when Tybalt, a Capulet, enters.
Benvolio reports that he has seen Romeo walking around alone and unwilling to socialize with anyone.
Benvolio advises him to forget her and to look elsewhere for someone better but Romeo swears that no one will surpass her in beauty and his favor.
www.novelguide.com /romeoandjuliet/novelsummary.html   (382 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide - Full Summary and Analysis
Romeo informs Benvolio that he is in love with a woman named Rosaline who wishes to remain chaste for the rest of her life, which is why he is so depressed.
Benvolio states that, "Blind is his love, and best befits the dark" (2.1.32), in reference to Romeo's passion.
Benvolio and Mercutio are on a street in Verona waiting for Romeo to arrive.
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 Romeo and Juliet Summary
Shortly after this, Romeo and his cousin Benvolio met on the street, and Romeo sadly confessed his unrequited love for an aloof and indifferent young woman.
Though Benvolio, remembering the Prince's edict, declined to duel, Mercutio and Tybalt began a joust of insults, with Mercutio's wit outdoing the other's words.
Benvolio then implored his cousin to hide in order to avoid revenge or arrest.
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 Romeo and Juliet Summary - WikiSummaries, free book summaries
Benvolio from the Montague side sees this fight and draws his sword to force peace upon both parties.
She asks Benvolio if he has seen Romeo, and Benvolio says that he has seen his depressed cousin wandering among the sycamores outside the city.
Mercutio and Benvolio are concerned with Romeo’s ability to fight in a duel with his recent melancholic state.
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 Play Synopsis - Romeo & Juliet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Benvolio (Lord Montague's nephew) appears and tries to break up the quarrel, but Tybalt (Lady Capulet's nephew) appears and picks a fight with Benvolio.
Upon hearing of the party, Benvolio convinces Romeo to attend and compare his unattainable love Rosaline to more beautiful women to get his mind off her.
In the street, Benvolio and Mercutio encounter Tybalt and Petruchio, leading to Tybalt and Mercutio fighting since Tybalt tries to pick a fight with Romeo, but he refuses.
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 Benvolio : His Background
Benvolio is the only child of Lady Julia of House Sawall, a much younger sister of Duke Gramble, and Prince Martin of Amber (although both Benvolio and Martin did not know this until recently).
He is one of the thirteen noble members of House Sawall, the others being Duke Gramble, Julia, Dara (by marriage to Gramble; she has Pattern, but not Logrus by the way), Despil, Jurt, Mandor, Merlin, Yakob (his eccentric uncle; a Trump artist), Araminta (a maiden aunt), Uther, Gwendolyn and Miriam.
Recently, Benvolio discovered that his aunt Dara and cousin Mandor were thinking of arranging a marriage for him with a lady (he doesn't know who) of House Helibore, apparently in an attempt to make him useful to their schemes.
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 Romeo And Juliet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
At the beginning of the play, Benvolio believes that one woman's love is the same as another and women are interchangeable, while Romeo believes that love is pain.
According to Benvolio, a man should "love" a woman for only the duration of their relationship.
Benvolio's definition of love shows the audience two things about Benvolio: he is a womanizer and he has never before experienced "true love." The next definition of love comes from Romeo, before the time he met Juliet.
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 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Benvolio (Lord Montague's nephew) appears and tries to break up the quarrel, but Tybalt (Lady Capulet's nephew) appears and picks a fight with Benvolio.
At the street, Benvolio and Mercutio encounter Tybalt and Petruchio, leading to Tybalt and Mercutio fighting since Tybalt tries to pick a fight with Romeo, but he refuses.
The prince appears and Benvolio explains all to him, at which the Prince exiles Romeo for slaying Tybalt.
www.online-literature.com /shakespeare/romeo_and_juliet   (2504 words)

 Rosaline and Benvolio
In the end, Rosaline reflects (to Benvolio) on the death of their cousins: "They are better dead for such were the entanglements that bound them to one another that they would have drowned if they ever attempted to swim the life they'd chosen" (4.5).
Rosaline thus highlights that it was the choices made by Romeo and Juliet that led to their death, rather than a star crossed, ill fated love.
In this way, Prager has created characters “whose personalities flow out of their responses to the choices they made as a consequence of the sequencing of their ideas, so that each have varying degrees of emotional intelligence” (ibid.).
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 MonkeyNotes-book summary/download/synopsis/essay/study guide/Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Benvolio, a nephew of the Montagues and also a good friend and cousin to Romeo, intervenes and stops the fight.
Benvolio answers that he has seen Romeo sighing and weeping earlier in the morning and feels that he definitely has some serious problems.
Romeo and Benvolio then find out where the party is to be held and decide to attend since it is a masked affair.
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 Romeo and Juliet
Benvolio questions him and Romeo says that he’s in love with her, but out of her reach.
Benvolio tells him to “forget about it.” Romeo says he will have to stop thinking in order to do that.
Benvolio starts talking about how all the beautiful women are going to be there (even Rosaline).
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 More Romeo + Juliet Homework
Benvolio wants to know if there's anything he needs and Romeo mentions that he would like to have his lady (meaning Juliet) with him, but knows Benvolio can't help w/ that.
Benvolio thinks Romeo is talking about Rosaline and decides to get her to follow him to surprise him.
Benvolio sends her to the woods to see Romeo, but the Nurse overhears their conversation and warns Juliet that Rosaline is after her husband.
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 Barron's Booknotes-Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes/Synopsis
Benvolio is asked how the fight started; this is not the only time he'll have to report on the trouble Tybalt causes.
Benvolio's terse and repetitive description of the fight becomes poetry.
Benvolio sees Romeo coming, and asks his aunt and uncle to leave so the two cousins can talk alone.
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 Romeo and Juliet Commentary at Absolute Shakespeare
Benvolio answers that Romeo is much troubled and Montague explains how, "Many a morning hath he there been seen, / With tears augmenting [adding to] the fresh morning's dew, / Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs:" (Line 136).
Benvolio mentions that the fair Rosaline will be there (Line 88).
Benvolio again tells Romeo that he will soon forget her, such will be the beauty of the many guests at the party.
absoluteshakespeare.com /guides/romeo_and_juliet/commentary/act_i.htm   (1667 words)

 Romeo and Juliet (1968 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But he is soon taunted by Tybalt, an egotistical and short-tempered cousin to the Capulets, who draws on Benvolio, and once again a small tiff quickly escalates into a full-blown street brawl, which soon includes both house lords themselves, swords in hand.
Benvolio tells her of his being awake before sunrise and walking on the edge of town, where he briefly saw Romeo, who ran in the opposite direction when he saw Benvolio.
At nightfall Romeo, Benvolio and a jokester named Mercutio, a cousin to the Prince and Romeo’s closest friend, lead a group of Montague men all wearing masks to crash the party at Capulet House.
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 Benvolio eBooks - Henry James - Visit eBookMall Today!
Both his movements and his stillness immediately announced to Benvolio's fine sense that he was blind.
In his quality of poet Benvolio was inventive; a brain that is constantly cudgelled for rhymes is tolerably alert.
He had made a soft, respectful speech, he hardly knew about what; and the old man had told him he had a delectable voice----a voice that seemed to belong rather to a person of education than to a tradesman's porter.
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 Romeo and Juleit: Act One
Benvolio: Yes, my dear I have saw him but I don't know where he is now.
Benvolio: Go to capulet's party Romeo, it is the perfect chance to meet a new love.
Benvolio: No, we are not lying we were both lying.
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 Free Essays - “Romeo’s Conversation With Benvolio”, I.I.154-233
Romeo confides in Benvolio, and in doing so, the reader realizes the emphasis Romeo places on love and relationships.
The conversation exchanged between Romeo and Benvolio in the given passage is useful in revealing many aspects of Romeo’s character showing his priorities, and foreshadows his future in love.
Romeo admits to Benvolio he is desperately in love with a woman, later known to be Rosaline, and he is depressed that she does not return his love.
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Benvolio spent 'is childhood days chasing girls instead of running from them, wacking things with plastic swords, and using ninja turtles, mortal kombat figures, and trolls to play out cinematic scenarios with soundtracks composed of The Beatles, Toad the Wet Sprocket, U2, numerous Disney soundtracks, and Green Day's 'Dookie' album.
Their potential made due with rusting out and Benvolio spent the next two years playing Ben Folds and Coldplay covers at school-sponsored open-mics while privately writing and honing his skills until his freshman year of college.
Ok man, I love Christmas as much as the next Benvolio, and while this rendition of one of my favorite meloncholy Christmas tunes is super stellar, I feel it must go into hiding until next year.
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 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The 16th Century: Topic 1: Texts and Contexts
As many texts and illustrations of the time reveal, on a given day in Elizabethan London, actors, conjurors, and public hangmen might all be putting on the same sort of "show": the gruesome spectacle of decapitation.
In this excerpt from Scene 9 of the B-text of Doctor Faustus, Benvolio (the equivalent of the "Knight" in the A-text) conspires with his fellows to avenge himself on the magician by beheading him.
Benvolio's plans to display the conjuror's head to the public remind us that the audience would have been familiar with the sight of the severed heads of traitors mounted on pikes on London Bridge.
www.wwnorton.com /NAEL/16century/topic_1/bheading.htm   (491 words)

 Romeo and Juliet Benvolio (Character Analysis)
His name means well-wisher, which reflects to some degree Benvolio's role in the play as a loyal friend and a peace-maker.
Benvolio attempts to stop the fight between the servants at the beginning of the play.
Early in the play, Benvolio wishes to help Romeo's parents by learning from Romeo why he has been acting so strangely and trying to avoid everyone.
www.enotes.com /romeo/36849   (488 words)

 RhymeZone: Shakespeare > Tragedies > Romeo and Juliet > Act III, scene I
BENVOLIO: An I were so apt to quarrel as thou art, any man should buy the fee-simple of my life for an hour and a quarter.
BENVOLIO: We talk here in the public haunt of men: Either withdraw unto some private place, And reason coldly of your grievances, Or else depart; here all eyes gaze on us.
BENVOLIO: O noble prince, I can discover all The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl: There lies the man, slain by young Romeo, That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio.
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