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    In the events of the play, he falls in love with Juliet, a member of the enemy household, Capulet. Over the span of three days, the two “star-crossed” lovers kiss, marry, and commit suicide for the sake of love. Mercutio is neither of Montague nor Capulet, but he is Romeo’s best friend. He serves as a comic relief throughout most of the production, though his death is a turning point in the events of this play. These characters, though good friends, differ in everything from demeanor to views on love. Thus, they become foils for each other in the play. Romeo is as young and idealistic as anyone his age. He is immature and hasty to say the least, but he possesses a passion and fresh outlook that makes him an interesting character to follow throughout the play. Romeo channels his passion in both positive and negative ways in the play, such as when he and Rosaline separated at the beginning of the play, “O brawling love, O loving hate, O anything of nothing first created...Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is! This love feel I, that feel no…

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    Romeo and Juliet – Character Analysis - Mercutio Mercutio was a young man who always said what he admired to say in a manner that was sometimes serious yet comical, which in spite cost him his life. Throughout the play, Mercutio provided many examples of how his words were serious yet comical to his friends and the people who were around him. Sometimes Mercutio’s words were twisted to mean and show what was the truth, but was also comical. Mercutio’s attitude of this comical affect always…

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    In this scene Mercutio and Benvolio are conversing when they are confronted by Tybalt and the Capulets. Tybalt, who holds a serious grudge against Romeo and the Montagues, acts passive-aggressively in order to antagonize Mercutio to draw his sword. Before things get too out of hand, Romeo shows up and confronts Tybalt telling him that he has no reason to fight him, rather, that they need to make up. Tybalt cannot accept this proposal of peace and as the argument seemingly cools, Mercutio loses…

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    A Bad Family Relationship “A plague a’ both your houses” (3.1.85). Mercutio is saying that both Montague and the Capulets house are cursed. It is a bad family relationship because Mercutio curses both houses which tells you he dislikes his family. The families were falling apart when everyone was dying like Mercutio and Tybalt as they fought Montague against Capulet. In order to have a bad family relationship, people must not care for the family no more. In order to have a bad family…

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    The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story of great tragedy but often overlooked is the tragedy of the first character in the play to die. The character Mercutio is not a minor character with only a few lines, but is in fact a central influencer of how the play unfolds. Although Mercutio is killed early on in the play, his actions and death set in motion the events that lead to the title characters’ eventual deaths. Since he is neutral to both the Capulet and Montague…

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    Romeo and Juliet Paper The character that I have chosen is Mercutio. Mercutio is an interesting character who can be interpreted into many different ways. Even though his lines seem to be funny and sometimes very serious but he does have some qualities that many people do not see. The characteristic that I think many people do not see in Mercutio is caring. Many people do have something that they care about but when someone is caring, they care more about people than themselves. Even though he…

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    One of the most interesting characters in Shakespeare's famous play Romeo and Juliet is Mercutio. We never know what he looks like on the outside, but his character traits are vivid, like a bouquet of flowers. Mercutio is Romeo’s good friend, they share life, stories and thought together. Shakespeare created Mercutio in direct opposition to Romeo, the main character. Even though Mercutio's life in the play is very short his appearance dominates the dialogue and the action whenever he appears in…

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    important relationship between Romeo and Mercutio, one which I think is actually more important than the relationship between Romeo and Juliet, in this essay I will analyse this relationship and its importance in this play. Mercutio is very insistent on Romeo enjoy himself, in act 1, scene 4, after Romeo insists that, “I am not for this ambling”, Mercutio insists, “Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance”. Throughout this play Mercutio is very insistent on Romeos wellbeing and enjoyment,…

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    The character of Mercutio, in the 1996 movie adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet”, was the one character that was the most intriguing. In the film Mercutio is introduced while wearing a skirt, heels, and red lipstick; which made his first impression the most striking compared to the other characters. At the beginning, Mercutio brought a bit of comedic relief to the film, as he distracted viewers from the heartbreak Romeo was going through with Rosaline. While Mercutio was flamboyant and…

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    one of his best friends can be found to do so too. He and Mercutio are foils for one another, their opposite traits push each other to do things they wouldn’t normally do and help to reveal both their positive and negative traits. In the beginning, the audience is given a glance of Romeo’s emotional side and his views on love. Meanwhile, when Mercutio appears…

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