What personality traits make Benvolio a round character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?
Round characters feel like real flesh and blood to the reader. They are characterized as genuine people with a range of emotions. Round characters develop and change as the story progresses, either emotionally or through some sort of revelation. Since Benvolio is a minor character, his changes are less obvious, but he certainly is a realistic person and a round character. Benvolio is, for the most part, one of the only rational characters in the play. He is the one that most wants peace. For this reason, we don't really see him changing his perspective throughout the play, but we do see him developing different emotions. We even see him acting less sensibly at times.
We see evidence that Benvolio is the sensible peacemaker in the very first scene. When Benvolio first comes on stage, the first thing he tries to do is stop the Montague and Capulet servants from fighting; however, Tybalt misinterprets Benvolio's actions, thinking Benvolio has started a fight with the servants, and makes the fight...
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