The literary definition of a tragic hero is someone with imperfect qualities that cause disastrous events. Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet is about two teens who fall in love. Romeo, one of the teens, falls in love with a girl named Rosaline, who doesn't love him back, so he goes to a party to get his mind off of her and later falls in love with Juliet at the party. In the end, Juliet fakes her death to be with Romeo, who got banished for killing Tybalt who is Juliet's cousin, but Romeo doesn’t get the correct message about Juliet's death and ends up killing himself next to Juliet’s “dead body” before she wakes up, so she actually kills herself so they can be together. Although the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet focuses on the tragic flaws of the main characters, the terrible outcome of the story could as easily have been the fault of the characters Friar Lawrence, Tybalt, and the Nurse.
The lyrics of Michael Jackson’s song ‘Beat It’ can be used to characterize Shakespeare’s Benvolio from his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. In the story Benvolio is frequently trying to prevent conflicts between the characters. One of his lines that best portrays him as such, is when he shouts “Part fools! Put down your swords,” as he attempts to break up the fight between the Montagues’ and Capulets’ men. Similarly, the words to ‘Beat It’ gives an inside view to a man who knows he should avoid confrontation with the wrong people, just like Benvolio knows to avoid the Capulets.
Mercutio, Romeo’s close friend and Benvolio, Romeo’s cousin, both walk in in the streets of Verona. The Capulets are wandering around and Benvolio does not want to bump into them and start a fight. As Mercutio and Benvolio talk, the Capulets goes towards them. Tybalt greets Mercutio and Benvolio and as they talk, Romeo enters, the man who Tybalt is looking for. Romeo walks towards them and Tybalt says, “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain.”
Gifted in wit, manipulation, and powers of diversion, both Menenius and Mercutio were characters that worked more or less behind the scenes, shrouded in the shadows of their stories’ heroes and left to scheme without interference. For Romeo, Mercutio is a friend, advisor (though his advice is occasionally unscrupulous, at best), and protector, who cares dearly about Romeo and his wellbeing. Mercutio makes it his ultimate goal to keep Romeo “on track”; however, what Romeo sees as his path in life is a very different one than Mercutio sees for him. Romeo has a tendency to walk with his head in the clouds, dreaming of romance and peace, falling in love left and right, paying no attention to the harsh reality he lives in. Mercutio wants to make sure Romeo stays rooted to the ground, so he doesn’t fly off completely and leave Mercutio behind.
Everyone who read “The Tragedy of Romeo And Juliet” Knows how Mercutio dies in the play. Though what if the rules are changed, and Mercutio kills Tybalt instead? Would this major detail have a massive effect on the story line? After speaking the words of victory, Mercutio quickly realizes what a huge mistake he has made.
Preciado 1 Lizeth Preciado Deborah Sidler Pre AP English 9: 2A February 18th, 2018 From the moment children are born, their actions begin to have an exponential effect on the lives of those around them. No action is free of consequences, and the decisions made throughout an individuals life can make or break the following course of events.
Romeo and Juliet Act 3 summary Scene 1 takes place in a public area and Mercutio and Benvolio enter with several servants. Benvolio then starts to complain about the hot weather and Mercutio starts to make fun of him. Then Tybalt and a couple servants enter the scene. Tybalt asks Benvolio and Mercutio if they have seen Romeo. Benvolio and Mercutio then start to mess with Tybalt and Romeo enters the scene.
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.
“Maturity is not by age, but the acceptance of your responsibilities” (Unknown). In William Shakespeare 's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, who is a Montague and Juliet, who is a Capulet, met at a Capulet party. Romeo went to the party and met Juliet. They fell in love and got married the next day. Later that day, Romeo kills Juliet 's cousin, Tybalt.
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.
In Romeo & Juliet, the story compares how free willingly decisions break apart the love of Romeo & Juliet. This story tells us about how Romeo & Juliet wanted to be together,but their parents couldn’t get along so they came up with a plan, then they tested the plan only to find out …… …….. it was a tragic ending.
Mercutio plays the role of Romeo’s cousin, and a troubled friend. He shows this part of himself during the Queen Mab speech where he is seen longing for something. In the speech, he continuously gets angrier and angrier, telling Romeo and his friends “This is the very Mab..” (1.4.89), “This is the hag…” (1.4.93), and then finally “This is she-”