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Analyse the role and the fiction of Mercutio in Romeo And Juliet?

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Romeo And Juliet Analyse the role and the fiction of Mercutio in Romeo And Juliet? The character of Romeo is important because he brings humour into the play. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' is a tragity because both the main characters die. Mercutio's character is humorous, comics, entertaining and morose. This is important because he brings light relief to the play. The effects he has on the other characters and the audience are that they laugh and their mood get a new life. In act 1, scene 4 we meet Mercutio for the first time and the impression he give on us is that he is eloquent, humorous and witty and doesn't take love seriously. For example he says Act 1, scene 4, line 27: - "If love be rough with you be rough with love." This quotation gives us a view of how Mercutio thinks about love. ...read more.

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He thinks that this is because she has slept with Romeo. This portrays us that in his vision women's role is just as physical not as a good friend or a life partner. He also comment's in Act 2, Scene 1, line 34: - "He sits under a medlar tree. And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit." This shows us that he is trying to push up Romeo to get some meaning out of Rosaline, like he thinks love is. He also this to get a laugh in the audience and this tells us that he is also using his humour. In Act 2, Scene 4, the impression we have of Mercutio is that he enjoys fighting. He says in Act 2, Scene 4, line 24: - "He fights as you sing prick - song, keep time, distance and promotion." ...read more.

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(Act 3, Scene 1, line 21.) This shows us that Mercutio likes fights and wants Romeo to fight with Tybalt. When Tybalt entered and said that I wanna have a word with you. Mercutio responded that: "But one word with one of us? Couple it with something, make it a word and a blow." (Act 3, Scene 1, line 40.) By this we notice that Mercutio is encouraging Tybalt to fight with Romeo. When Mercutio hears that Romeo doesn't want to fight Tybalt he starts to fight with him. As Mercutio dies he says that help me I don't wanna die. It was you who had to die but I am going to the grave now. Mercutio's purpose in the play is to enlighten the mood of the audience. Shakespeare created him to bring humour in the play. The audience in Shakespeare's time would have laughed because Mercutio was witty and comical. Some of them might not have understood because of the new words. Mercutio is still a humorous character in the play. ...read more.

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