Mercutio's Fatal Flaw Quotes

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Fatal Flaws In the playwright “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare, is a tragedy where two star-crossed lovers take their lives because of a feud between their families. Many of the characters in Romeo and Juliet exhibit fatal flaws which eventually lead to their downfall. Mercutio, Romeo’s Best friend, has a big ego and is prideful, and this gets him into much trouble and leads to his untimely death. Romeo is driven by pure emotion and impulse, which leads to his relationship with Juliet and leads to him taking his own life. Tybalt has a temper and is strongly involved in the feud, which causes him to kill Mercutio and lose his own life to Romeo. All these character’s fatal flaws greatly impact the story and lead to their own demise. Mercutio’s …show more content…

His hatred for the Montagues is shown in the quote, Jones 3 TYBALT: “It fits when such a villain is a guest. I’ll not endure him.”( 1.5.73-74). Tybalt’s hatred for Romeo is eventually the death of him. Tybalt’s temper and rage is shown in the quote, TYBALT: “Patience perforce with willful choler meeting Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting. I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.”( 1.5.87-90). This quote highlights Tybalt’s temper and his want of revenge on Romeo. Tybalt’s hatred for Romeo ends in the death of Mercutio and Tybalt losing his own life by Romeo’s hand. All these characters fatal flaws lead to their eventual demise. If Mercutio had less of an ego and was more humble he would have been able to avoid the fight with Tybalt and would have lived. Romeo, instead of always reacting to the situation could have acted wisely and prevented the death of his friend and his own death. If Tybalt had control over his temper and if he cooled his hatred for the Montagues, then he could have prevented his own death and refrained from the murder of Mercutio. All of these characters flaw eventually lead to their downfall, and if they had just simply made a small adjustment, then they could have prevented “The Tragedy of Romeo and

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