Mercutio To Blame For Romeo And Juliet

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Mercutio. The fun, joking teenager In Romeo and Juliet. Surely, he can’t be blamed for Romeo and Juliet’s death? He was dead for nearly half the play, after all. However, he still played a big part in the play. Mercutio is to blame for Romeo’s and Juliet’s death. Firstly, he successfully convinced Romeo to go to the Capulet party in the first place, and secondly, he challenges Tybalt, causing a chain reaction of negative events. Mercutio convinced Romeo to go to the Capulet party. In Act 1. sc. 4 li. 13, 17-18, Mercutio says to Romeo, “Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance,” before adding, “You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings and soar with them above a common bound.” He is telling Romeo that he must go to the dance, and that he should fly higher than the average man. Romeo listens to his advice, and goes to the party, when he finds Juliet and falls in love with her. If he hadn’t of listened to Mercutio, therefore had not gone to the party, he wouldn’t have ever met …show more content…

In Act 3. Sc. 1 li. 76, 81-83, Mercutio riles Tybalt up, saying, “Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?” before adding, “Will you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the ears? Make haste, lest mine be about your ears ere it be out.” This causes Tybalt to accept the challenge, who kills Mercutio during the duel. This causing Romeo to seek revenge, so he kills Tybalt. This causes the Prince to banish Romeo from Verona for life. That causes the Friar to give her a sleeping potion to make her look dead, hoping that she can be snuck out of town to Mantua, where Romeo now lives. As we all know, this plan doesn’t work, as Romeo doesn’t get the news, so he kills himself before Juliet awakes. She then kills herself as well. If Mercutio hadn’t of challenged Tybalt, none of the following events would have happened, so Romeo and Juliet would have still lived quite happily, so Mercutio is again to

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