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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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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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

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    Benvolio and Mercutio are talking. Tybalt shows up mad and starts to talk to the two men. When Tybalt sees Romeo, he tries to fight him. Romeo does not want to fight though. Mercutio steps up and fights Tybalt and gets killed. After this, Romeo fights Tybalt and then kills him. The prince banishes Romeo because of the strict rule against street fights in the city of Verona. In scene two, Juliet is waiting for Romeo. The nurse tells Juliet about the fight. In all that is happening, Juliet misunderstands

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    both Menenius and Mercutio were characters that worked more or less behind the scenes, shrouded in the shadows of their stories’ heroes and left to scheme without interference. For Romeo, Mercutio is a friend, advisor (though his advice is occasionally unscrupulous, at best), and protector, who cares dearly about Romeo and his wellbeing. Mercutio makes it his ultimate goal to keep Romeo “on track”; however, what Romeo sees as his path in life is a very different one than Mercutio sees for him. Romeo

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    Capulet is to blame. However, could it be the most unusual suspect in the entire story? Romeo’s best friend Mercutio. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the children of two rival houses fall in love but were destined to die tragically from the beginning they met. The events causing the death of the star crossed lovers could be traced to Romeo’s best friend Mercutio. Mercutio is the one and only best friend to Romeo. He is very hot tempered, comical, and seems to view life in an unserious

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    Placing the Blame The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet truly becomes a tragedy once Mercutio, Romeo’s close friend, is killed by the hand of Tybalt. Multiple claims could be made regarding who is responsible for Mercutio’s death, but he himself is ultimately to blame. Once Tybalt approaches him, Mercutio begins to instigate. The heat at the time of this scene was hardly bearable, making matters worse as Mercutio quickly becomes irritable. He made insulting comments and aggravating remarks, pushing Tybalt

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    The first change of the movie, which most people saw almost immediately as this character appeared was Mercutio. He acted a lot different in the movie than he did in the play, in the movie he was more childish, immature, more dramatic. For example when Mercutio started telling Romeo the story of Queen Mab, he was more dramatic and sarcastic but by the end he was almost screaming, and during the Capulet party he was extremely childish, which most people thought was funny but if the situation was more

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    Mercutio and Tybalt's bout created an overarching problem for both Juliet and Romeo both in the short and long term. First off as Romeo had killed Tybalt in his rage, he had disobeyed the Princes decree to keep peace on the streets or meet demise. Although Romeo hadn’t taken the full blunt of the prince's punishment due to Benvolio's testimony, he had still gotten banished from the streets of Verona which Romeo claimed was worse than death: “For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than

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    themselves of course. Mercutio drew his last breath in the first scene of the third act, after being introduced in the fourth scene of the first act. His introduction is the scene where Romeo, Benvolio and the gang are on their way to the Capulets ' feast. Already in his first scene, Shakespeare shows that Mercutio has a very strong relationship with Romeo. Also, in this first scene, he captured immediate attention with his comments. This is an indicator for the viewers that Mercutio will not be just

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    2. Mercutio’s monologue forwards the seen by characterizing Mercutio exhaustively. Up until this point Shakespeare has presented Mercutio as an educated, honorable boy, nevertheless we feel his intellect could only equal that of Romeo’s. However when Shakespeare gives Mercutio a monologue that requires one to be quick-witted and have an extensive amount of intellect, Shakespeare instantly makes the audience perceive that your common kid discloses no fair judgment compared to this youthful nobleman

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    family now through his marriage to Juliet. Mercutio grows frustrated because Tybalt calls Romeo a villain, Mercutio believes Tybalt should not get away with being so insulting. Romeo reacts to being called a villain by saying “I love you so I don’t care that you called me a bad name. But you clearly don’t know me very well, goodbye!” He brushes off the comment while Mercutio is infuriated by it. This of course leads to Mercutio and Tybalt’s battle. Mercutio really blames Romeo for coming between them

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    that Tybalt’s death was caused by Mercutio? Mercutio could be responsible for Tybalt's death, because Mercutio always instigated Tybalt's anger, he insisted that they should talk, but Mercutio has an ulterior motive to start a fight with Tybalt, the final reason Mercutio is responsible for Tybalt’s death is because Mercutio seals Tybalt’s faith. The first reason Mercutio is responsible for Tybalt’s death, because he instigates Tybalt and gets him angry. When Mercutio says , “And but one word with

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    dream about something bad happening later on if he goes to the Capulet party. As Romeo tells his friend Mercutio, Mercutio thinks Romeo’s dream is about Rosaline, a girl that Romeo has fallen “in love” with. Mercutio has had enough of Romeo’s fantasizing so Mercutio starts telling Romeo about Queen Mab. Climax     Mercutio starts talking about Queen Mab in Line 6. Character Development     Mercutio- releases and defines his true inner self  “That was deep”   Theme     Love is a simple illusion that

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    Mercutio's Decisions

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    was made by Mercutio. Mercutio was Romeo’s best friend, which led to Romeo’s underestimation transform into angry rage once Tybalt killed Mercutio. His decision to fight Tybalt put himself amid an ongoing quarrel between Romeo and Tybalt, causing tension between the Capulets and Montagues, and disconnecting Romeo from Juliet.

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    by William Shakespeare, Romeo, Tybalt and Mercutio disrupt each other’s codes of honor by their actions in Act III, scene i. These three men’s codes of honor contribute to the tragedy of the play because of their views on masculinity, such as when Tybalt kills Mercutio and when Romeo kills Tybalt. Here, Tybalt mocks Romeo’s masculinity, leading Mercutio to duel him in order to honor Romeo. In doing this, Mercutio is killed by Tybalt all because Mercutio tried to honor Romeo. In this quote Tybalt

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    “The faster they run, the faster they fall”. This quote could not have been more true than in the case of Mercutio and Tybalt 's confrontation. Act three, scene one is heralded in by Benvolio’s warning to Mercutio to leave before the Capulets arrive, “I pray thee, good Mercutio , let’s retire, The day is hot, the capulets are abroad and if we meet we shall not scape a brawl’ (3.1.1-3). Mercutio however ignores this warning and confronts Tybalt and his gang and gets into a competition of wits with

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