This obviously is a disaster for a play. Your head character has to stand out, not one of your side-characters. That’s why Mercutio had to go. In fact, English poet John Dryden said that Shakespeare himself admitted that he had to get rid of Mercutio, or else, he said, Mercutio would have gotten rid of him. (This is impossible, of course, a fictional character killing an actual
The audience first gets introduced to him during a small fight between the servants of the two houses, Capulet and Montague. In this scene, Benvolio says “Part, fools!... I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, Or manage it to part these men with me” (1.1.55-60). This clearly shows that Benvolio is a cautious, sensible and rational person who cherishes the idea of peace.
In Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio should be pardoned and Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet should be punished. Benvolio should be pardoned. In act 1 scene 1 Benvolio he tries to stop the servants from fighting. “Part fools”. He didn’t break any laws and he didn’t fight .
When Mercutio and Benvolio are trying to find Romeo, Mercutio attempts to provoke him into coming back by stating, “I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes,/ By her high forehead and her scarlet lip,/ By her fine foot, straight leg and quivering thigh/ And the demesnes that there adjacent lie,”(Shakespeare, 2.1._-_.) The use of sexual implications give the scene more comic potential as it makes a nice contrast to the rapidly moving tragic potential of Romeo’s love. Mercutio attempts to goad Romeo by using images of Rosaline’s body. Mercutio is the a person that is able to prevent Romeo from tragic love as he has a different viewpoint on love and is the masculine comic potential. Knowing this, if Mercutio is able to stay by Romeo’s side, the potential of tragic love could be
Romeo avenges Mercutio’s death by killing Tybalt, which led to Romeo being exiled to Mantua. Romeo’s banishment created a flawed plan, nevertheless Mercutio was the root of Romeo’s banishment. It might seem that Friar Laurence was most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. It’s true that Friar Laurence was the one who secretly married Juliet to Romeo resulting in Juliet having to take a potion that put her to sleep for 48 hours in order to avoid marriage to Paris. Nevertheless, Mercutio compelled Romeo to be a guest at the Capulet’s party where he met Juliet and their risky relationship started.
Twelfth Night has deception through the entire play. It changes the characters perspective on things, it can change their mind-set, and how they think. Deception occurs often in Twelfth Night, when Viola disguises herself as a man, and deceives everyone she meets. Then, when Malvolio is tricked by Maria, Sir Andrew, Sir Toby, and Fabian into believing Lady Olivia loves him. Lastly, when Malvolio is deceived by Feste into thinking there is a man named Sir Topas in the dark room with him.
Their foil is the more Romeo is sad, the more Mercutio is joyful and tries to make Romeo happier. In the beginning of the story, Mercutio tries hard to cheer Romeo up from being so heartbroken. Mercutio is invited to go to the Capulet’s party and Romeo sees that Rosaline is invited
Mercutio also is used for comic relief. Mercutio makes the play more interesting with his wordplay and jokes. He makes a mockery of many characters, even telling Peter “to hide [the nurse’s] face”(2.4.109). Without Mercutio adding humour to the play, it would not be as interesting to the audience. Mercutio’s personality is one of the best to look upon in the
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