This edition of “Verona’s Victory” features Benvolio, who we know wants to be the peacemaker of our city. This fella has been trying to achieve the impossible peace between Montague and Capulet, despite the tragedy of his friend’s death. We say: “This is our man!” After he’s been down in the dumps for a while now, we managed to hit him up and get a peek into his life.
Why did you let Mercutio die by attacking Tybalt after you tried to calm both of ‘em down?!
I wanted Mercutio to save Romeo by himself but Mercutio wanted his own revenge on Tybalt even though him & I are also enemies. If I could reverse time, I would have definitely taken more control over the fight, because now I know that Mercutio bites the dust in this scenario…
Even so, the fight would probably never ended, or even got worse. In the end I think it’s impossible to bring peace to Verona…
Were you happy that Romeo murdered Tybalt and you didn’t???
I was kind of happy that he did it because it made me feel better from my desperation for Mercutio, but I am sure that Tybalt’s death from Romeo will not get us closer to peace between Montague and Capulet. As it will probably close the fight for a while though, I think I can consider making Romeo look like he was a brace and nice chap. Saying that, this is the reason why i didn’t want to kill Tybalt, because then I wouldn’t be the peacemaker that I want to be and am.
Can you think of the good side of Tybalt, or only of the bad?
In my opinion it is hard to say that he can be a good soul, but I think he just wanted the same that Mercutio did, he wanted to end the fight between Montague and Capulet, just that he uses the wrong way, because he thinks if he kills all of Montague’s family, there would be peace, but in my opinion it is just that we have to think of the good things of each other, that’s what they should do.
Do you think that Rosaline is the ideal woman for Romeo or do you think his new GF fits him better?
As I only really know that she is called Juliet, and she is a Capulet, I think it is easier for me to say that in the state of our families, Rosaline would be so much better for him, but as his heart is broken, his new girl Juliet also seems to really be into him. As she is a Capulet it is hard for me to believe that they could actually have a relationship in between the fight going on between our families and also that he triggered a fight because of Juliet and then eventually caused Mercutio to die.
If you would have a crush on Juliet, would you also do such insane things to get to her?
Firstly, I have to say, Romeo is actually a really brave man, but he also has very sensitive feelings. I mean, I know that when he likes a girl, he is really into her. I think I would be way too careful though. It is hard for me to believe that he is able to even have a girl from our enemy family. I trust him that he’ll be safe.
Well, this has been it for today and now it’s our time to thank YOU and also Mr Montague, see you in our next edition of Verona’s Victory.