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The type of action that Shakespeare has uses with Mercutio is to make him stand out to the audience

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Act 1 three scene one has three main key events. Mercutio is killed by Tybalt, Tybalt is killed by Romeo and then Romeo is banished from Verona by the prince. These events in turn lead to a chain of further disastrous events as the play progresses. Some might argue that Shakespeare wants his audience to blame Tybalt or Romeo for the death of Mercutio. In this essay I will explain why I believe that Mercutio is to blame for bringing upon his own death. In act three scene one Shakespeare language shows us that Mercutio Like fighting. At one stage in the play, Mercutio say's "And but a word with one of us? Couple it with something, make it a word and a blow." This shows us that Mercutio is interested in a fight; he also likes teasing Tybalt to try and make him snap. Another example where Mercutio wants a fight with Tybalt is in act three scene one, is where Mercutio says to Tybalt "Tybalt you rat catcher will you walk?" ...read more.


And thou make Minstrels out of us; look to hear nothing but discords. Here's my fiddlestick, here shall make you dance. 'zounds' Consort!" Mercutio doesn't like the way that Tybalt is talking. Mercutio is also inventive and quick witted. Mercutio's inventiveness can be shown in act one scene four when he is talking about the 'Queen Mab' speech. "O'er ladies lips, who straight on kisses dreams." This shows that Mercutio likes making jokes about women (finds them amusing) and he has a hidden past to think of such a thing that is said in the 'Queen Mab' speech. None of the other characters that Shakespeare had created has this much inventiveness as Mercutio does. Also when Mercutio is teasing some one he is very quick to think of the next remark. His quick wittedness can also be shown in the 'Queen Mab' speech. He had made up all of the Queen Mab speech on the spot then and there. ...read more.


all the time but Mercutio on the other hand is half the time speaking the way he wants. By this Shakespeare is trying to show us that Mercutio is an angry person with no control himself. When Mercutio is dying he shouts out "a curse on both your houses". He is blaming the feud between the two houses (Montague and Capulet) because if this fighting never happened in the first place his death wouldn't have happened. However there also might be other people that blame Tybalt or Romeo. For instance Romeo for going to the party and kissing Juliet. Or Tybalt for coming to look for Romeo to look for trouble. This would have stopped the death of Mercutio. For my conclusion I have found out that Shakespeare wants his audience to blame Mercutio for his attitude, teasing, inventiveness and quick wittedness which have all caused the death of Mercutio's death which had occurred in act three scene one. Which was the very same scene that Tybalt was killed which resulted in Romeo to be banished. Amrit Singh Marway 10DZ Page No.1 ...read more.

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