How Does Mercutio Contribute To The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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One of the many themes in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is fate. Mercutio contributes to this theme when he dies and he starts a chain of deaths including his own which eventually ends with Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. Mercutio forces the houses to continue fighting even though Romeo try’s to stop the fighting.

Mercutio continued the fate of the houses fighting. When Tybalt tried to fight Romeo he refused to fight in hopes to prevent bloodshed, but Mercutio fought Tybalt instead. Romeo attempted to stop Mercutio by holding him back, but that only resulted in the bloodshed of Mercutio. “Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up.” (Shakespeare, 1595, 3.1.81)

The death of Mercutio confirms the dark fate of Romeo and Juliet. The death of Mercutio

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