While the young Montague and Capulet gangs clash into one another, the young and brave Benvolio Montague, speaks up on how tired he is with this feud. He also talks about Romeo Montague his cousin, with love, and reveals the truth behind Romeo’s drama.
What’s the relationship between you and Romeo? And, how do you and Romeo get along?
Romeo and I are cousins, but I feel as if he is my closest friend than a relative. Romeo and I are always together since we were young, and we are always there for each other. So, yeah, we get along really well.
It sounds like you know him really well. Tell us what kind of person he is?
Yeah, I know him better than anyone, even his father. Well, he trusts me more than anyone so we don’t keep any secrets from each other. It explains what kind of person I am right? he is really kind and he wants everyone to get along. But he is really sensitive and that gets me worried sometimes… He is also really moody so it is kind of hard to measure my affection with him. Especially with love and relationships. He is so love sick (whispers)
He’s love sick?
You know Rosaline? A daughter of the Capulets. He fell in love with her, but apparently she didn’t like him back…and that caused a lot of trouble for him. He basically became depressed. He cried so much, that I’m pretty sure he used around 5 boxes of tissues. He also wrote a poem and a song about her. I can probably make an entire story about his love life because it’s so dramatic.
Rosaline? You know there is a rumour about Romeo and Juliet Capulet. Do you know anything about that?
Juliet who? Are you talking about the daughter of the Capulets? Romeo never said anything about her, so I don’t think it’s true. And you know she is a Capulet.
On the topic of the Capulets, rumor has it that you and some friends broke into a Capulet party. Is this true?
Umm… Nope, we didn’t. I’m a Montague I’m not allowed to go to the Capulet’s party. Who said that?
Really? But we have pictures and other evidence of you at the party. Are you sure this isn’t you? (Shows pictures)
I’m so bad at lying! Alright, I admit it. Romeo, Mercutio and me, we might have snuck into a Capulet party. Because Romeo really wanted to see Rosaline. Why not? It’s not our fight, it’s our fathers; we didn’t have any bad intentions towards the Capulets. I’m pretty sure they saw us, but Sir Capulet kinda just accepted our presence. We had so much fun.
So what do you think about the Montague and Capulet feud?
I hate it. I actually don’t even know why we are fighting, so there is no point in fighting. If they knew each other, there would be no fight between Montagues and Capulets. Perhaps, if Romeo and Rosaline had been in a relationship, it would have affected the families positively, you know.
I see… Recently there is some issue between Montagues and Capulets, when Mercutio died. You are on the Montague side. Many people think you gave false testimony to Prince. Any comment on that?
That is definitely not true at all. You know I’m a person who fights for peace. I’m smart enough to know what is going to be happen if I lie. It’s going to make a situation worse and what’s the benefit of that?