Romeo And Juliet And Benvolio Comparison Essay

Topics: Writing, Essay, High school Pages: 3 (685 words) Published: December 14, 2015


The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of two people to compare, one from Romeo and Juliet, and one from real life was Benvolio. The only problem was that I still needed someone to compare him to. I thought about people in my life that are peacemakers, straightforward, and overall nice people, like Benvolio acts in Romeo and Juliet. After third period, which is your class, I found myself walking down the hall, still pondering the question of who I should compare Benvolio to. My daydream is broken by someone greeting me. Kirk Robinson, a senior, water polo player and swimmer said hello and gave me a fist bump as we passed by each other. I immediately knew who I would write my essay about.
At the very beginning of the story, you are shown that the Montagues and Capulets have a rivalry, just like between Mercer Island and Bellevue. Benvolio tries to break up the fight and make peace. During the fight, he is found saying " Part, fools! Put up your swords. You know not what you do" (1.1.80). Almost everyone on the MIHS water polo team plays year round water polo, on either the Northwest club team or the Rain City club team. During the school season, we had trouble with some kids having better chemistry or only passing to kids from their club team. Kirk Robinson, one of the few varsity...

In the previous quote that I mentioned, in which Benvolio says "You know not what you do" (1.1.80), I thought it sounded familiar. I looked up the words "You know not what you do" and I figured out why I knew that sentence from somewhere. In Luke 23:24 in the Bible, Jesus says "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing" (Luke 23:24). These two quotes sound dangerously familiar, and I do believe that Benvolio is a Jesus figure in the story, because Jesus and Benvolio are also both peacemakers, and wish the opposite of...
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