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Character analysis of Mercutio

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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet was set in London written between 1594 and 1596 the style links it to other plays such as "Midsummer's Night Dream". It was first published in 1597, and two years later, in 1599 another version of the play was published, with Shakespeare's manuscript with it. In my opinion Romeo and Juliet is the best and most heard of play that Shakespeare wrote. It is also the most interesting and complex. It is a story set in Verona, of two lovers who fall in love and get married. Then get split up because of the rivalry between their houses, Romeo of the Montagues and Juliet of the Capulets. This occurs when Romeo is banished from Verona and is given wrong news that Juliet is dead and so Romeo goes to Verona to Capulets Tomb to find Juliet dead (but is actually sleeping). Then just as Romeo drinks a bottle of poison she wakes up and Romeo has just got the poison in his mouth as she wakes up and then Romeo dies and Juliet decides that she cannot live without her love and so she kisses Romeo and doesn't get any poison and so she takes Romeo's dagger and stabs herself. Then after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet the two houses agree to stop fighting and to be at peace at last. ...read more.


And that if the Capulets come they will fight them and "brawl". When Tybalt, Pertruchio and others arrive Tybalt says: Quote Act 3 Scene 1 line 39-40 Follow me close, for I will speak to them (talking to Pertruchio and others) Gentlemen, good den; a word with one of you. (To Montagues) Mercutio opens his big mouth and says: Line 41-42 And but a word with one of us? Couple it with something, make it a word and a blow. This really annoys Tybalt and then Tybalt talks back and because Mercutio is such a loyal friend to Romeo he takes this comment personally and deals with it the wrong way: Line 46: "Mercutio, thou consortest with Romeo" Mercutio takes it the wrong way because he thinks Tybalt said they were like travelling musicians. Then Mercutio gets put over the edge of what he can take when Romeo arrives Tybalt says: ENTER Romeo Quote Line 57: "Well peace be with you sir, here comes my man" What Tybalt was saying was here's the person ive been looking for and Mercutio takes it in the wrong way and he thinks that he meant that Romeo was his servant. And then Mercutio puts his foot in it again and says: Quote Line 59-61: "But ill be hanged sir, if he wear your livery Marry go before to field, he'll be your follower; Your worship in that sense may call him man" Tybalt Quote Line 61-62: "Romeo, the love I bear for thee can not afford No better term than this-thou art a villain." ...read more.


Mercutio Quote Line 91-93: "I am hurt. A plaque on both your houses, I am sped. Is he gone and hath nothing?" Benvolio Quote Line 94: "What, art thou hurt? Mercutio Quote Line 95-96: "Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch, marry 'tis enough. Where is my page? Go villain, fetch a surgeon" Romeo Quote line 107: "I thought all for the best" Mercutio Quote Line 108-111: "Help me into some house Benvolio, Or I shall faint. A plague o' both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me. I have it, and soundly too. Your houses!" Romeo now feels guilty and he feels that he should have been the one to be stabbed not Mercutio; Mercutio took his own life to save Romeo. Romeo Quote Line 112-118: "This gentleman, the prince's near ally, My very friend, hath got his mortal hurt In my behalf; my reputation stained With Tybalt's slander; Tybalt, that an hour Hath been my kinsman. O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate, And in my temper softened valour's steel. All-in-All Mercutio was a very good friend to Romeo and this Is why Romeo had to kill Tybalt because Mercutio took his life in order to save Romeo, not meaning to but Tybalt sneakily stabbed him with his blade when he wasn't looking and Romeo and the other Montague's thought that Mercutio was joking because he has always has been a joker. ...read more.

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