How Does Mercutio Fight In Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, through the first three acts, Mercutio is the most important character because he participates in all of the major parts of the play.

To illustrate, Mercutio is involved in a very pivotal scene where Tybalt is being arrogant and trying to get into fights with the Montagues. Mercutio antagonistically says to Tybalt, “And but one word with one of us? Couple it with / something; make it a word and a blow” leading to a Tybalt and Mercutio fight that Tybalt ultimately wins in the end (3.1.35-36). Romeo fights for Mercutios honor and ends up killing Tybalt. Had Mercutio not dualed Tybalt, then Romeo wouldn't have killed Tybalt in his honor. Killing Tybalt resulted in Romeo being banished. Had Mercutio not been involved in this scene, Romeo and Juliet would have a much better chance at living happily ever after. Mercutios involvement creates one of the most well known conflicts in all of literature. …show more content…

“True, I talk of dreams; / Which are the children of an idle brain; / Begot of nothing but vain fantasy” Mercutio convincingly tells Romeo (1.4.96-98). Mercutio knows all that Romeo can think about is Rosaline, so his brain is very idle thinking of her and only her. Romeos idle brain is creating this dream of death that Mercutio is convinced won't happen. At the party, that Mercutio convinced Romeo to go to, Juliet and Romeo finally meet setting up the rest of the

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