Fólie se používají ve všech typech literatury. Postava, která vykazuje opačné nebo konfliktní znaky s jinou postavou, se nazývá fólie. Fóliové znaky mohou být antagonisty, ale ne vždy. Někdy fólie budou dokonce i další postavy vedle protagonisty. Když autor používá fólii, chtějí se ujistit, že čtenář získá důležitá atributy a vlastnosti hlavního charakteru. Z tohoto důvodu jsou fólie důležité dbát!
Examples of Foil Characters in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Falls in love quickly
Finds love humorus
Does not fall in love
Paris comes to pay respectful homage to Juliet, Romeo to visit his dead love and to join her in death by poison. When Paris starts to enter and then challenges Romeo as a felon, Romeo slays him in a fit of rage.
Mercutio makes fun of Romeo for being romantic about love. He thinks love is less about devotion and more about physical pleasure. He is also a skeptic, mocking Romeo's beliefs in fairies and portents.
Sticks up for Family
Sticks up for Friends
Romeo comes upon the scene as Mercutio becomes heated in his words with the fiery Tybalt. Romeo steps between them and then tries to diffuse the tension by placing himself before Mercutio and by telling Tybalt that he has no argument against him.
Benvolio, whose name means "good-wisher" in Latin, has been the one to calm Romeo in an earlier act.
Juliet remains loyal to her husband, while the Nurse cries out "Shame come to Romeo!" (3.2.91)
"Well, sir; my mistress is the sweetest lady—Lord, Lord! when 'twas a little prating thing..."