Mercutio Essays

  • Mercutio Brave Quotes

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    Mercutio is one of the main and most interesting characters in Romeo and Juliet. There are three word that I think best describe Mercutio, those words are kind, smart, and brave. This is why those words describe him. The first word I would use to describe Mercutio is smart. Mercutio is one of the most intelligent characters is this play. In this quote Mercutio is telling Romeo that he shouldn't let a dream he had keep him from doing what he wants. "True I talk of dreams which are children

  • Why Is Mercutio Important

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    Important? Some people will argue that Mercutio from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was becoming too important of a character and because of this, Shakespeare had to find a way kill him. I agree that Shakespeare had to kill him because he was starting to overtake Romeo and Juliet, he started to take away from the importance of other characters, and Shakespeare wouldn’t kill an important character for no reason. One reason I believe Shakespeare killed Mercutio is because he was starting to overtake

  • 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

  • Mercutio In Romeo And Juliet

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    Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio functions as an important plot device. He is a teasing, dirty-mouthed, overconfident joker, but he also provides deeper insight into characters’ flaws. He challenges Romeo, encouraging him to repeatedly stop moping and test his wits. Of course, his cockiness and challenging of authority proves to be his downfall - and a tipping point for many later scenes - but not before reminding readers that he’ll never let an opportunity for a joke pass. Mercutio has a carefully approached

  • Mercutio In Romeo And Juliet

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    tragically in despair. Mercutio was the loyal, witty, and devoted best friend of Romeo who was neither a Montague or a Capulet which gave an interesting perspective of the young lovers. Mercutio, is the absolute opposite of Romeo, being that he is a quirky skeptic and not at all a die hard romantic that believes love conquers all. With Mercutio being such a skeptic, he mocks love and makes fun of his best friend Romeo when he finds out he has fallen in love with a Capulet; Mercutio states “Romeo, Humors

  • Mercutio Turning Point

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    a story about two star crossed lovers, who try to make their love work but in the end they both take their lives. In the play an important event is when Tybalt kills Mercutio and it reveals the strong friendship between Mercutio and Romeo. This is an important event since before the Capulets and Montagues met, Benvolio and Mercutio were just hanging out, and Romeo was very happy since he had just married Juliet. Secondly this is an important event as it shows Tybalt has a very strong hatred for the

  • Mercutio In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    William Shakespeare. The theme throughout the play is love. Mercutio was Romeo’s best friend and mock’s Romeo’s vision of love. He felt that love was a physical pursuit. His death affected not only Romeo, but Juliet as well. In the Act 1 Scene 4, Romeo was infatuated with Roseline. Mercutio mocked him. He told Romeo that he was “a lover” and he should “borrow cupids wings”. Mercutio convinced Romeo to attend a party at the Capulet’s. Mercutio said, “Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance”. It was

  • Why Mercutio Died Essay

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    Why Mercutio Died For many, the death of Mercutio came as a shock while reading Romeo and Juliet. As royalty, Mercutio is one of the only characters that can roam freely between the houses without wreaking havoc and offending either rivaling family. Mercutio’s role in the play is described as comedic relief. He has a way of distracting the audience from the impending tragedies. When he is killed, it signifies the transition of the play from comedy to tragedy. There are clear-cut reasons, however

  • Mercutio In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    to these rough, uncaring words? Shakespeare shapes Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet as an anti-romantic character who regards love as an exclusively physical pursuit,, and see’s unrequited love as a bore.  Mercutio’s statements about women provide a picture painting him as a believer that love is only in physical pursuits. Mercutio states, “Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down. (1.4. P.28) In other words Mercutio believes that

  • How Does Mercutio Fight

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    story that everyone knows even if they haven 't read it. In Act 3 even more conflict added and it starts right in Scene 1 with Mercutio and Tybalt get into a major fight . In this Scene, Mercutio and Tybalt get carried away and create bigger problems by killing Mercutio. I think Tybalt is an important character in this Scene because he definitely doesn 't mean to kill Mercutio, but Romeo completely misunderstands. At the beginning of the scene Tybalt wants to fight Romeo because he wanted to kick Romeo

  • Examples Of Mercutio In Romeo And Juliet

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    Jokester Inside Mercutio The embodiment of personas is what makes us act the way we do on a regular basis. In William Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet”, most times Mercutio is all laughs and jokes and doesn’t have a care in the world for anything. Mercutio even makes jokes to his enemy Tybalt who is a Capulet. Shakespeare uses witty comments and casual remarks to portray Mercutio to be the jokester of the book. Mercutio always had something to say no matter who he was talking to. In Act III Scene

  • Mercutio And Benvolio's Point Of View

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    Most people know the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt from the author, William Shakespeare, but they never heard from Benvolio's point of view. As Mercutio and I were walking in the village, I had a sense that something was going to go wrong. I had this feeling because it was hot and Mercutio gets a little angry when he has been in the heat to long. From my point of view i also saw the truth that when Mercutio said he was hurt i felt it wasn't a joke because he was acting to hurt for it not to

  • Mercutio In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a play which explores oppositional ideas throughout the story. Mercutio is a minor character in the play. However, Mercutio plays a vital role in the play, he acts as a comedic foil to Romeo, his loyalty to Romeo brings him closer to the storyline and helps to set up the story. His death signifies a complete tonal shift towards tragedy from romance and his role, both regarding his characterisation and the significance of his death, serves to develop the opposing

  • 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

  • Analysis Of Mercutio In Romeo And Juliet

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    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

  • Mercutio Is To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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    of Romeo and Juliet are Tybalt and Mercutio. One of the people to blame is Tybalt, the “killer” of Mercutio. The action of Tybalt killing Mercutio is the leading event that set up the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. It all started when Tybalt confronts Mercutio to try and provoke him while not being the first to attack. Mercutio finally lost it once Tybalt

  • Who Is Mercutio A Foil In Romeo And Juliet

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    In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio’s purpose is to foreshadow an important aspect of the play, be a foil for Romeo, and lead to the woeful turning point of the comedy turned tragedy. Mercutio is used to foreshadow Romeo and Juliet’s tragic fate. After being stabbed by Tybalt under Romeo’s arm, Mercutio manages to tell Romeo that he wishes a “plague curse both your families” (III,1,94). After Mercutio’s death, only tragedy ensues- Tybalt dies, Romeo is banished, the Friar does not deliver a

  • Is Mercutio To Blame For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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    because they loved each other and they wouldn’t last a day without each other…. But, who was the cause of their death?? In the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, the three characters who are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are Tybalt , Mercutio , and Juliet’s parents. The first character to blame is Tybalt because Tybalt hated the Montagues and when he saw Romeo at their party is was furious because his uncle (Juliet’s dad) wanted Tybalt to leave Romeo alone. But, Tybalt got mad and

  • Mercutio Is To Blame For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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    Rosealine didn’t break Romeo’s heart, and Mercutio and Benvolio didn’t try cheering him up by inviting him to a party; Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t have met death days later. There are many to blame in William Shakespeare’s writing of Romeo and Juliet; however, Mercutio is the most to blame. There are many to blame in the story Romeo and Juliet, but if Romeo never met Juliet maybe the domino effect of bad events to take their lives wouldn't have happened. Mercutio, Romeo’s hot headed friend convinces him

  • Mercutio In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    Juliet, written by William Shakespeare one of the most beloved characters is Mercutio. He is best known for his “Queen Mab” speech and his dying words: “I am hurt. A plague o' both your houses! I am sped. Is he gone, and hath nothing?” (Romeo and Juliet 3.1.90-92) In order to understand how significant his closing remarks are one must have an understanding of his character and why he utters those dying words. Mercutio gets wrapped up in the feud even though he is not apart of either family. He