His introduction is the scene where Romeo, Benvolio and the gang are on their way to the Capulets ' feast. Already in his first scene, Shakespeare shows that Mercutio has a very strong relationship with Romeo. Also, in this first scene, he captured immediate attention with his comments. This is an indicator for the viewers that Mercutio will not be just a side-character, but that Mercutio will become a very memorable character. However, quickly after that thought, he’s dead.
By aligning Portia with Satan because of her desire to test Bassanio, Shakespeare subtly prompts the audience to perceive her as flawed and self interested, thus insinuating that she is unfit to judge equitably. Vocalizing her desire to humiliate Bassanio and Gratiano, Portia claims “We shall have old swearing/That they did give the rings away to men;/But we’ll outface them,
Additional evidence of Montresor’s madness Is given when the men refer to his house motto and coat of arms. Montresor’s house motto, “Nemo me impune lacessit”, means to punish with impunity, and it is immediately evident that he takes this motto literally. The fact that he plans to punish Fortunato without being caught reveals that he doesn’t plan to let Fortunato leave the vaults. Likewise, Montresor’s coat of arms seems quite appropriate relative to what is happening in the story: “A huge human foot d’or in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel” is analogous to Montresor, the foot, crushing Fortunato, the serpent (Poe 238). Taking his motto, a few voiceless words, as law is quite an insane idea, and characterizes Montresor as a madman.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”, Mercutio was murdered and cursed both the Montague and Capulet families in responsibility of his death. Both families played a major role in the cause of Mercutio’s death because of their refusal to push the generation old feud aside for the peace of the realm, they both allowed the hate to trickle down the ranks to the servants and townspeople, and by provoking arguments with each other, knowing the stakes are high and the tension is thick. Tybalt also played a significant role in the death of Mercutio, aside from being Mercutio’s actual murderer. The initial cause of the dispute is never actually addressed in the play, but it is clear that the hate brews on both sides. A good example of how deeply rooted the feud is during the opening act, Act 1 Scene 1.
He made insulting comments and aggravating remarks, pushing Tybalt to the point of fighting. However, Romeo enters the scene and attempts to end the fighting completely by acting calmly even after being called a villain. Mercutio is utterly disgusted by Romeo not standing up for himself, for he says, “O calm, dishonorable, vile submission! Alla stoccata carries it away” (3.1.76-77). By saying this, he shows that he feel as if Romeo is afraid
Your houses!” (Shakespeare, 3.1.112-115). As Mercutio’s final demand, is blaming his death on the hatred of the houses. This is the first death in the whole play, which is from the plague (Romeo and Juliet's love) where he curses them for basically killing him. He asks Benvolio to find him a house because both of them are just as bad and dies as a side character. Some people may rebuke that love had created them and was not made from hatred.
Romeo and Juliet is a story of love sprouting between two who were in families, or houses rather that were seen as enemies by the other family, but the story also consists of characters upholding higher meaning. One of these characters in particular, Mercutio holds a much deeper meaning than he is generally seen as. For example, Mercutio stands as a mediator between the two houses, he does not in particular prefer one over the other due to the fact that they both are shown as a disgrace under his words and he wishes for “a plague o’ both your houses” before his death. Then, later on he represents fate, he causes the fate for which the story falls upon indirectly and relates to the well-known law of motion that also applies to living beings because “every action has an equal and opposite reaction” clearly can be applied here. And to top it all off, he represents one who jokes too often can be one to joke his way to untimely death.
People know Benvolio as the beloved cousin, and friend of Romeo, but could he really be a “friend,” of Romeo when he caused him and his lover juliet to kill themselves? In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio often chooses to make bad decisions knowing the consequences, as well as kill 4 people just because he failed to help make the right choices for his friends. Benvolio is accountable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he often encourages Romeo to make rash decisions, knowing Romeo could get hurt. First of all, Benvolio was the one who introduced the idea of finding a new girl to love to Romeo, at the Capulet's feast. In act 1 scene 2, line 85, Benvolio is talking to Romeo about going to the Capulet's feast, Benvolio then says ¨at this same ancient feast of the Capulet's Sups fair Rosaline whom thou
There is no dramatic irony to be found in this fragment. Though, there is one little thing that could be considered as dramatic irony. That is that Benvolio says they have got to go off the streets to avoid a fight, but, in fact, the audience already expects that there will enter a Capulet. Foreshadowing Events which hint of things to come. In the public place in this fragment, there is a lot of foreshadowing used.
In William Shakespeare's plays, he utilizes many paradoxes. One play Shakespeare uses paradoxes in is Romeo and Juliet. A paradox is a statement or a thought that seems false at first glance but is actually true when you take a second glance at the writing. Juliet learns that Romeo, the man she loves, is Montague. An example of a paradox in Romeo and Juliet is, “His name is Romeo, and a Montague, / the only son of your great enemy” (I.v.134-135).