Benvolio

Dear Agony Aunt

My cousin is in love with this girl who doesn’t love him back. He is actually obsessed with her, but I know he doesn’t stand a chance! How can I persuade him to move on?

Comments

  1. Dear Benvolio,

    Tell him that she doesn't want to be with him then he will leave.

  2. Dear Benvolio,
    I know you may love your cousin very much, but you have to let him make his own decisions. You may not want him to be hurt by the girl he loves, but if you choose everything for him he will never learn. Try introducing him to other girls, just don’t push it, he’ll figure it out himself.
    - Abba<3Doll

  3. Dear Benvolio,
    You should persuade your cousin by introducing him to other girls. You should also have the girl who doesn’t love him back talk to him and tell him how she truly feels about him. Hope it all ends well for your cousin.

  4. Dear Benvolio,
    If “this girl” does not like your cousin and you know that then you should introduce him to other girls. Then that way he isn’t getting the wrong idea about this girl that he thinks likes him. Introducing him to other girls will do him well and I hope it all goes great for your cousin.

  5. Dear, Benvolio
    Just tell him the truth, so that he can snap out of it. Go find a different girl. There are plenty in the sea. EW

  6. I suggest you try and find him another girl who likes him back.
    E

  7. Dear Benvolio,
    Let him know that it is not going to work. If he doesn’t listen I guess that love is love. Can’t fight that so give up move on let him do what he has to do and find out what happens.
    Sincerely, Neighborhood Advice Person

  8. I think you should show him new girls, because you know Verona is a city full of girls.

  9. he'll get over it

  10. Take him out to a party! He's bound to find another chick there.
    Have fun!

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"I can discover all / The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl"

[3.1.144-5]

Relationship Status:

unknown

Introduction

I am Benvolio, the nephew to Lord Montague and the cousin of Romeo. Romeo is in love with a girl who doesn’t love him, so I spend much of my time trying to cheer him up. In Verona, our family has a big rivalry with the Capulet family. I prefer to keep peace rather than fighting, but it is hard to avoid getting caught up in a brawl. The Prince of the City has put a death penalty upon any Capulet or Montague who breaks his rule again, so when Romeo kills Tybalt, I beg him to flee the scene in order to avoid this punishment.


Likes:

Likes: 

hanging out with friends, giving advice

Friends:

Friends: 

Romeo, Mercutio, Lord Montague, Lady Montague

Also Called:

  • coz [Romeo 1.1.190]
  • cousin [Romeo 1.1.199]

O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall

  1. “Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death” [1.1.64]

  2. “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, / As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee / Have at thee, coward.” [1.1.67-9]

  3. “Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, / Which thou wilt propagate to have it pressed / With more of thine.” [1.1.184-6]

  4. “O teach me how I should forget to think.” [1.1.224]


  5. “thou desirest me to stop in my tale against the hair.” [2.4.95]

  6. “thou art as hot a Jack in thy mood as any in Italy; and as soon moved to be moody, and as soon moody to be moved.” [3.1.11-13]


  7. “thou art as hot a Jack in thy mood as any in Italy; and as soon moved to be moody, and as soon moody to be moved.” [3.1.11-13]


Listen

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  3. Clip 3

    Performance: Weeks 6 & 7 > Play
  • Benvolio
    gate-crashes the party of...

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t'weets

  • I don't condone fighting with the Capulets, but dancing...is another story ;) #Party

    @Benvolio
  • All I wanted was to stop the fight with the Capulets #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • COUSIN just got banned #lifeisntfair #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • You did your best #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • The fact that Mercutio has died should show everyone that violence is never the answer... RIP mercutio... you will be missed #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • I think thay should just all play happy family's for Romeo and Juliet sake #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • All I wanted was to stop the fight with the Capulets #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • COUSIN just got banned #lifeisntfair #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • You did your best #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • The fact that Mercutio has died should show everyone that violence is never the answer... RIP mercutio... you will be missed #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • I think thay should just all play happy family's for Romeo and Juliet sake #Fights

    @Benvolio
  • I don't condone fighting with the Capulets, but dancing...is another story ;) #Party

    @Benvolio