Benvolio

Verona, Italy

I am nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo. I try to keep the peace, unlike tybalt. "I do but keep the peace: put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me." (Act 1 scene 1). I also try to be helpful to the people around me: Romeo and Rosiline. While Mercutio potrays me as the kind of guy who looks for a fight, "a man who coughed in the street because he woke up a dog that was sleeping in the sun." this is wildly false, i am quite the antithesis. You can see this in the confrontation between the capulet and montague servants, at which I tried to stop the fight while Tybalt tried escalating it.