Mercutio Turning Point

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Benvolio and Mercutio (Montagues) are on the fair streets of Verona, midday, with the weather sweltering hot making everyone irritable. The Capulets come. Tybalt (a Capulet) challenges Romeo to a fight, however, Romeo politely declines because of his recent marriage the love of his life, Juliet (a Capulet). However, Mercutio and Tybalt begin to fight due to the tension and hatred of the two families. Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio and as Mercutio is dying, he curses both the Capulet’s and the Montague’s houses. Romeo, angrily and impulsively kills Tybalt because Tybalt killed Mercutio, his best friend. Act III Scene I is a very important turning point of the play because it is when it goes from being a love story, to a tragedy. The theme starts to unravel as the characters realize that violence and hatred may overrule love. This scene is also a very important part of the play because Romeo’s characterization shifts and develops into a more unexpected and violent man which is a major part of Romeo’s character development and foreshadows how Romeo will be like continuing through the play. Romeo all of sudden goes…show more content…
However, when Romeo and Tybalt fight, Romeo is so engaged and his adrenaline is racing, expressing how he can easily get absorbed in an idea or even a person (Juliet previously in the play). However, even though we have seen (with Juliet) how Romeo gets attatched very easily, his attatchments have never been violent or hateful. T Overall, Act III Scene I is the climax of “Romeo and Juliet” because of the way that Romeo’s character development shifts to see that this loving and patient boy also has a hateful and violent side to him. And this violent side to him can come in strongly at any given moment. This proves the theme is that in this scene and continuing through the rest of the play, violence and hate may overrule
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