Archetypes In Romeo And Juliet

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While Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet is one of the most iconic archetypes in history; people can agree that supporting character, Mercutio, was a definite favorite with his boisterous attitude and loyal heart, he quickly gained our love as the story went on. As the play went on, and Mercutio’s death took place, we can see that him dying was a big part in the continuance of the play. If Benvolio and he hadn’t pushed Romeo in to so much, if Romeo hadn’t fallen in love with Juliet, or if Mercutio would have listened to Benvolio, then maybe the brazen teenager would have lived. At the beginning of the play, Romeo was depressed and very gloomy due to the fact that his crush, Rosaline, didn’t return his affection. Of course, Mercutio wasn’t having…show more content…
As a result, when Benvolio warns our cheeky Mercutio to take haste in leaving the beach, “I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire.The day is hot; the Capulets, abroad; And if we meet we shall not ’scape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.Thou art like one of those fellows that, when he enters the confines of a tavern, claps me his sword upon the table and says “God send me no need of thee!” and, by the operation of the second cup, draws it on the drawer when indeed there is no need,” (3. 1. 1-9) Mercutio refuses and this ends up in a confrontation between the two households. Even after the families do meet, Benvolio still tries to break up the argument by saying, “We talk here in the public haunt of men.Either withdraw unto some private place, And reason coldly of your grievances, Or else depart. Here all eyes gaze on us.” (3.1.21-24) Again, the hotheaded boy doesn’t listen to his friend and continued on with the battle. Romeo didn’t want this and got in the middle of the fight, which ended up in Mercutio accidentally getting stabbed. If he would have just swallowed his pride and anger then he would still be walking and maybe even helping the two lovers in the story find a happy ending. For the most part, Mercutio could maybe have evaded his death, or at least gotten more time, just by having less of an attitude. All things considered, Mercutio’s death had many different reasons and people to blame for. If Benvolio and he hadn’t pushed Romeo in to so much, if Romeo hadn’t fallen in love with Juliet, or if Mercutio would have listened to Benvolio, then maybe the brazen teenager would have lived. The conclusion is, that Mercutio’s death was tragic, but did help the story flow and build up into one of the most tragic love story’s in
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