Compare And Contrast Romeo And Juliet And Mercutio

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The story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare revolves around Romeo and his troubling love life. Romeo overcomes many obstacles and broken hearts on his journey to find the love of his life with his best friend Mercutio by his side. A young Juliet walks into Romeo’s life leaving him speechless and amazed, but their parent’s rivalry will end up being the reason why Romeo and Juliet kill themselves, so they won't have to live a life without each other. Although Romeo and Mercutio are best friends, they are both very different in the way they live their life. Although they both are very friendly and caring people, Mercutio and Romeo differ in their feelings about love and how serious they take life. Throughout the whole play both Romeo and Mercutio were there for each other when in need of a friend or even just some comforting words. Mercutio always seems to say the right things to put Romeo back on track and in focus. While Romeo was relentlessly weeping over his unrequited love for Rosaline, Mercutio, with his wise and caring words said, “‘Why is not this not better than groaning for love? Now art thou sociable. Now art thou Romeo. Now art thou what thou art-by art as well as by nature, for this driveling love is like a great natural that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole’” (II.iiii.85). This…show more content…
Romeo is the more serious one. He is overworking and forcing things to happen on a regular basis. Mercutio is the more laid back on. He lets things happen on their own. As the reader can tell, Mercutio does not keep his feelings and thoughts bundled up inside him no matter how inappropriate they are. Both Romeo and Mercutio have a lot to learn from each other and their mistakes. They have a strong understanding to each other, and that's what makes them best
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