What do we learn about Lord Montague’s personality from his conversation with Benvolio in Act 1 Scene 1.
Lord Montague arrives on the Verona street in Act 1, scene 1 after the brawl between the Montague and Capulet servants. He then has a conversation with Benvolio regarding Romeo and how worried he is about his son. In this scene we learn a few things about the personality of Lord Montague. First, we learn that Lord Montague has a genuine concern for his son and truly is a caring person. This can be seen in his explanation of how Romeo has been acting:
We then learn that he might not have the closest relationship with his son because Romeo will not tell him what his problem is when Lord Montague states, “I neither know it nor can learn of him.” (A. 1, s. 1)
Finally, Lord Montague expresses that he would like to help his son to find a cure for this problem that is occurring in his life when he says: