Just two days ago, I blogged about memorable musical relationships that are not romantic. Just yesterday I realized I left an important relationship out of the list. I forgot to mention the relationship among the characters in Rent.
The characters in Rent are Maureen, Joanne, Mimi, Roger, Collins, Angel, Mark and Benny. The show mainly revolves around the first seven on this list. These characters are quite wide-ranging and a lot of them are artists. Mimi, Roger, Collins, and Angel all have HIV. Some of these characters are in the LGBT community. Rent is mainly about these character lives in the span of a year. You have filmmaker and narrator Mark, musician Roger, dancer and drug addict Mimi, performance artist Maureen, professor Collins and lawyer Joanne. These characters measure their lives in love and live in the moment. Considering the fact that some have HIV, that one is a drug addict, and that some are part of the LGBT community, I feel like Rent teaches you the value of acceptance.
These characters are memorable because their relationship is close. They show you just how precious life is. Considering the fact that four of them have HIV, they make the most of every moment. Benny throughout most of the show treats them unfairly, but by the end of it, he realizes just how important friendship is. He is essentially part of this group of friends. He was once living with Mark, Roger, and Collins. Out of all these characters, my favorites are Mimi and Roger.