measure one lady against another before choosing one that fulfills all his expectations. Although Shakespeare does not answer this question in his play, the source on which he based the playThe Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet (1562 by Arthur Brooke, does provide an answer: envy. A hall, a hall!
This bud of love, by summers ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. Benvolio For what, I pray thee? Nurse I'll lay fourteen of my teeth,- And yet, to my teeth be it spoken, I have but four- She is not fourteen. Tybalt (TIH bult Headstrong nephew of Lady Capulet. At first, Juliet criticizes Romeo for committing such a deed but moments later scolds herself for speaking harsh words about her beloved husband. Lady capulet This is the matter:-Nurse, give leave awhile, We must talk in secret:-nurse, come back again; I have remember'd me, thou's hear our counsel.