Romeo and Juliet

act 1 scene 2

what does benvolio mean by "compare her face with some that I shall show and i will make thee think thy swan a crow"? do you think that romeo agrees with him

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Benvolio is simply telling Romeo, who is terribly love sick for Rosaline, that if he goes with him to the Capulet party, the girls will be just as beautiful if not more. Romeo doesn't agree;

When the devout religion of mine eye Maintains such falsehood, then turn tears to fires, And these, who, often drowned, could never die, Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars! One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun. Romeo is smitten..... for the moment.

Romeo and Juliet