Date:19.09.2017, 12:34 He also means well by Romeo and tries to prod him out of his romantic dreams about Rosaline through gentle reproof. He encourages Romeo to go to the Capulet party, for it will be an opportunity for him to see Verona beauties other than osaline. When she awakes from her trance and sees her dead husband at her side, she decisively picks up his dagger and kills herself. The power of love transformed her from a submissive child to the height of womanhood. Romeo feels he has no choice; his friend must be avenged. He fights Tybalt, kills him, and flees to take refuge in the cell of Friar Lawrence. There he learns he has been banished from Verona and must leave Juliet. At the party, Romeo does spy another beauty that makes him forget Rosaline, just as Benvolio had hoped; unfortunately, it will be a tragic love affair between Romeo and Juliet. Although not directly, Benvolio does much to propel the action forward in the play.
As a subservient and socially inferior maid, Griet is also an easy target for sexual exploitation, particularly at the hands of those more powerfully than herself, such as van Ruijven. Van Ruijven manipulates the inherent inequality in social positions between Griet and himself, with the knowledge that she is unable to retaliate nor ably defend herself from his unwanted advances.