’Help me into some house, Benvolio, Or I shall faint. A plague o ' both your houses! They have made worms ' meat of me: I have it, And soundly too: your houses!’ The famous last words of the most spoken of character in Romeo and Juliet, apart from Romeo and Juliet themselves of course. Mercutio drew his last breath in the first scene of the third act, after being introduced in the fourth scene of the first act. His introduction is the scene where Romeo, Benvolio and the gang are on their way to the Capulets ' feast.
When Romeo and Mercutio is talking to each other, Romeo said “Not I, Believe me. You have dancing shoes with nimble soles; I have a soul of lead so stakes me to the ground I cannot move”(I. iv.14-16). Romeo is overcome with sadness because of his love struck condition. Mercutio mocks Romeo’s vision of love and the devices he uses to express his emotions. Romeo and Mercutio are talking to one another, and Mercutio said “You are a lover.
And to top it all off, he represents one who jokes too often can be one to joke his way to untimely death. Although all of these factors may not be agreed with among others, I will prove my reasoning for such that Mercutio stand for, outsetting with disliking both houses, continuing with the fate, and ceasing with the joker who joked his way to death. First, to begin with how Mercutio stands as a mediator in Romeo and Juliet. He does not approve of either house, and although he is Romeo’s friend he likely wouldn’t side with his house when given the decision of which house he’d rather follow, in fact, he undoubtedly wouldn’t choose either, he is
Mercutio knows Romeo better than any other characters and because Mercutio and Romeo are foils, it is easy for Mercutio to tell that Romeo is in love. Mercutio also is able to tell who Romeo’s new found love and is quick to tell him that Romeo and Juliet getting married will cause more problems between their families. (Padgett Mercutio) Mercutio foreshadows the fate and tragic end to the story while he is dying he says “ A plague o’ both your houses!” (A3si) he states this at Romeo and Tybalt and at the Montagues and the Capulets, telling them that their family feud will not end until “a plague” has destroyed each house. Knowing the ending of the story, readers know that he is referring to the death of the child from each house. While Mercutio is dying Romeo is deciding what he wants to do to Tybalt for killing his friend.
2. Mercutio's advice to Romeo is: "If love be rough with you, be rough with love." How does his attitude towards love seem to differ from Romeo's? Mercutio’s attitude towards love seen to differ from Romeos because his attitude is the same towards everything; simple and sometimes meaningless and is incapable of loving
Mercutio, right before his death, said, “A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped,” (3.1.95) showing that he blames the households for his death. Yet, if he would have just accepted Romeo’s desire to be at peace with Tybalt, he would have still been alive. Just because the feud produced hatred between the opposing families does not mean that Mercutio had to be a victim of it. He could have avoided his fate by making less impulsive decisions, proving that the only one who is undoubtedly responsible for his death is Mercutio
“Wait, Mercutio, don’t go yet…” Romeo cried out “I whisper words of wisdom” Mercutio murmured “let it be” “No mercutio, i want to come with you my friend!” “have you gone absolutely mad? do you really want to abandon your life and future?” “Peace mercutio, peace” Romeo exulted “i am taking my life with me, and my future will live anew!” That night Mercutio slept in a barn where no one would see him. two hours after midnight Romeo sneaked into the Capulet residence to notify Juliet of his brilliant plan. “Juliet!” Romeo whispered loudly “Juliet come out!” “Is that who i hear?” came a voice from her room “Is that who i love most in my life? “‘Tis me dear juliet, i have come to tell you my commendable