Mercutio’s impact upon fate is displayed through Romeo’s participation of the party, because it was destiny that brought Romeo and Juliet together. This never would have happened, though, without Mercutio’s urging. Others may claim that Romeo would have gone to this masquerade no matter Mercutio’s perseverance, to see his love, Rosaline. The flaw in this reasoning is that Romeo’s dream foretold an evil omen, and without insistence, he would have trusted his instincts, and not have went. So, Romeo’s fateful encounter with Juliet was a result of Mercutio’s
When Romeo and Mercutio is talking to each other, Romeo said “Not I, Believe me. You have dancing shoes with nimble soles; I have a soul of lead so stakes me to the ground I cannot move”(I. iv.14-16). Romeo is overcome with sadness because of his love struck condition. Mercutio mocks Romeo’s vision of love and the devices he uses to express his emotions. Romeo and Mercutio are talking to one another, and Mercutio said “You are a lover.
Mercutio knows Romeo better than any other characters and because Mercutio and Romeo are foils, it is easy for Mercutio to tell that Romeo is in love. Mercutio also is able to tell who Romeo’s new found love and is quick to tell him that Romeo and Juliet getting married will cause more problems between their families. (Padgett Mercutio) Mercutio foreshadows the fate and tragic end to the story while he is dying he says “ A plague o’ both your houses!” (A3si) he states this at Romeo and Tybalt and at the Montagues and the Capulets, telling them that their family feud will not end until “a plague” has destroyed each house. Knowing the ending of the story, readers know that he is referring to the death of the child from each house. While Mercutio is dying Romeo is deciding what he wants to do to Tybalt for killing his friend.
However, Mercutio's rash, emotionally driven response is a poor response, not only because fighting on the streets breaks the Prince’s newly decreed law, but also because it leads to his own death. His death sparks vengeance in Romeo which gets him exiled for killing tybalt, and inspiring the Capulets to wed their Daughter,
Portia’s persistence in deceitfully compelling Bassanio to part with his ring reflects her belief that self interest warrants deceptiveness. Following Bassanio’s stern refusal to give his ring to the disguised Portia, she argues “if your wife be not a madwoman,/And know how well I have deserved this ring,/She would not hold out on the enemy forever/For giving it to me,” thus persuading Bassanio to send his ring to her (4.1.443-446). Remaining persistent despite Bassanio’s prior rejections, Portia both demonstrates her inclination to submit to her insecurities, and resembles the Devil in the biblical account of Jesus’ forty days in the desert. Through Portia’s persistence, Shakespeare seems to invoke the story of when Jesus “was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan,” as Portia incessantly asks Bassanio to depart with his ring, and even remarks that only a madwoman would chide the act (Mark 1:12-13). By aligning Portia with Satan because of her desire to test Bassanio, Shakespeare subtly prompts the audience to perceive her as flawed and self interested, thus insinuating that she is unfit to judge equitably.
Mercutio wants to make sure Romeo stays rooted to the ground, so he doesn’t fly off completely and leave Mercutio behind. Mercutio meets Romeo’s romantic ravings with cold, hard reality, and tries to make it clear exactly what he thinks about Romeo
Alla stoccata carries it away.” This scene ties all the way back to the Prince and his kindness, because of his kindness Tybalt is walking the streets of Verona freely when instead he should be in jail. Due to Tybalt killing Mercutio, Romeo then seeks revenge for Mercutio by killing Tybalt because Tybalt is flaunting around and Romeo begins to get
In Act 1, scene 1 Shakespeare illustrates this paradox through imagery and personification. In the first scene of the play, after Prince Escalus has broken up the street brawl, Montague and Lady Montague stay behind to speak with Benvolio. Lady Montague says she is glad Romeo did not take part in the brawl and asks Benvolio if he has seen him. Benvolio begins his answer by saying, "Madam, an hour before the worshipp'd sun / Peer'd forth the golden window of the east" (I.i.120-121). Benvolio then goes on to describe how he spotted Romeo in a grove of sycamore, and how Romeo, when he caught sight of Benvolio, retreated further into the woods.
The Taming of The Shrew is a comedy play by William Shakespeare that takes place in Padua. You could argue that the story is very feminist, but it is for sure a sexist play. What is “sexism” you might ask? Sexism is unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women. The play is all about men manipulating women and making them something they are not.