If I Were A Character In Romeo And Juliet

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “ If I were a character in Romeo and Juliet who would I be like the most?” Probably not, because that 's not how any normal human being thinks. Although what you may do in comparison is think, while your watching/reading something that, “Hmm, this character acts and does similar things that I do, and if I were in this world that 's who I would be.” but maybe with slightly more emotion and less robotic. If you don 't do this while watching/reading something than by my standards you weird, so when I was watching Romeo and Juliet I thought that I was akin to Mercutio.

So out of all the characters in Romeo and Juliet, I am most like Mercutio because we both are witty, we tease people, and are total clowns.

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For example in Act two, Scene one Mercutio bellows, “Nay, I 'll conjure too. Romeo! humours! madman! passion! lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh: Speak but one rhyme, and I am satisfied; Cry but 'Ay me! ' pronounce but 'love ' and 'dove; ' Speak to my gossip Venus one fair word, One nick-name for her purblind son and heir, Young Adam Cupid, he that shot so trim, When King Cophetua loved the beggar-maid! He heareth not, he stirreth not, he moveth not; The ape is dead, and I must conjure him. I conjure thee by Rosaline 's bright eyes, By her high forehead and her scarlet lip, By her fine foot, straight leg and quivering thigh. And the demesnes that there adjacent lie, That in thy likeness thou appear to us!” In this example Mercutio is teasing Romeo for his love of Rosaline by calling him names such as lover and madman. Now if im among my friends you can usually find me doing some sort of teasing towards my friends. The most apparent teasing you can find me doing is towards my friend Sean. Sean is Italian, so usually I would tease him by saying something like, “My sister bet me I couldn 't build a car out of spaghetti… You should 've seen her face when I drove pasta.” This kind of teasing is usually followed up by a joke about my height and the process is then…show more content…
In this scene the Nurse is trying to find Romeo and she walks into a courtyard where Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio, and numerous other characters are lounging about. As she enters the courtyard Mercutio shouts, “A sail, A sail!”, meaning the nurse is a big as a sailboat. The clowning around doesn 't stop there either as he then proceeds to again shout more, this time in response to the nurse asking peter for a fan saying, ”Good Peter, to hide her face; for her fan 's the fairer face.” By this statement he means that her face is so ugly that even a fan would be a fairer face than her own. Now, if you know me in real life you would know that I 'm also a bit of a clown; but if you don 't know me you might need some evidence of that claim. First off, it was about a month before homecoming dance and I was jokingly desperate for a homecoming date. Now if you were desperate for a date you would probably ask out the one girl who basically hates you and would obviously say, “ No.” Right? Well you probably said wrong, but if you were an absolute clown like me you 'd say, “Well duh, what else would I do.” Now, I believe that is some pretty solid proof that I 'm a clown and if it 's not then you 're probably fun at
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