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Mercutio is one of the most unique characters in Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet". His language is always powerful and imaginative. He represents many different things in the play and holds an important role. Both of these categories will be explored in this essay, among other things. First of all, Mercutio is Romeo's friend. He is neither Montague, nor Capulet. Therefore, he has not been born into a feud and really has no side. However, his bond with Romeo does make him associated with the Montagues...

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Romeo and Mercutio

is fickle, idealistic, impractical and naïve. To balance Romeo as a character, Shakespeare creates Mercutio; a good friend of Romeo's who acts as his conscience. While Romeo has an idealistic perspective of the world and more specifically of love, Mercutio balances Romeo's weak points as a dreamer. Mercutio is pragmatic, sensible, and clever and a master on word play. Throughout the play, Mercutio mocks Romeo's naïve and ridiculous fascination with love. Early in the play, Romeo goes on and on about...

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Mercutio Essay

more, Benvolio or Mercutio? Both of these characters are great friends to Romeo in different ways, but if one had to be chosen as Romeo’s best friend it would be Mercutio. Throughout the play, Mercutio cares about the well-being of Romeo, defends Romeo’s honor, and tries to cheer Romeo up through humor. While Benvolio performs a few deeds of friendship, these showings of friendship are not as constant or as outspoken as Mercutio’s showings of friendship. To finish with, Mercutio is a better friend...

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mercutio character study

optimism in the form of the amiable Mercutio, Romeo’s dearest friend. Mercutio - who is neither a Capulet nor a Montague - is a jovial character that enjoys to express sexually derogatory jokes, and takes pleasure in mocking Romeo’s self indulgence in love. Although Mercutio is illustrated and recognized as Romeo’s cleverly witty friend who repeatedly jokes and teases – both in jubilance and bitterness – he is not a mere jester or farceur. In Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio is also cast under a more serious...

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Significance of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet

 Significance of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, every character has their purpose in the play. For example, the side character, Mercutio, is essential to the play. He is a relative of Prince Escales, but mostly, he is Romeo’s friend and confident. He is an influential character to Romeo and the directions of the play takes. Mercutio has a significance influence to the play because Mercutio’s existence brought more drama to the play, his actions have often...

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Compare and Contrast Mercutio and Tybalt

Compare and contrast the charactersof Tybalt and Mercutio. Why does Mercutio hate Tybalt? Mercutio and Tybalt are very different in some ways and in others, they are very alike. Socially they are extremely different, Mercutio is always trying to have fun and crack jokes and enjoy his life while Tybalt, is very straight laced and serious in his manner. From a modern standpoint, we would say that Mercutio is the life and soul of the party and all of his friends like to be around him but when...

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Mercutio In Romeo And Juliet

man we all know - er, knew.. - and loved, Sir Mercutio! The character that I chose from Romeo and Juliet is, of course, Mercutio. Mercutio is the friend of Romeo and Benvolio and the relative of Prince Escalus. He is extremely relevant to the plot, for Mercutio provoked Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, causing the two to fight. "Come, sir, your passado." (III.i.80). Romeo attempted to intervene which gave Tybalt leverage to reach around him and stab Mercutio. The death of his friend angered Romeo, who then...

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Romeo and Juliet - Mercutio

At the time Mercutio makes his famous "Queen Mab" speech in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, he and Romeo, together with a group of their friends and kinsmen, are on the way to a party given by their family's arch-enemy, Lord Capulet. Their plan is to crash the party so that Romeo may have the opportunity to see his current love, Rosaline, whom they know has been invited to the Capulet's masque that evening. Romeo, whom his friends seem to consider generally very witty and fun, originally thought...

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Mercutio Is To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

such as Benvolio and Mercutio. Mercutio is Romeo’s best friend. Juliet had her nurse. The nurse raised Juliet, and Juliet is not afraid to share any secrets with the nurse. If it weren’t for these supporting characters, then Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t even have met each other in the first place. These supporting characters were also responsible for keeping Romeo and Juliet in check. Sometimes, they failed to do so. Out of all the supporting characters in the play, Mercutio is actually the person...

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Romeo and Juliet Character Analysis - Mercutio

and heroine, the voluble and witty Mercutio is as memorable a character as is found in all of Shakespeare's plays. He acts as a significant character in terms of plot advancement; but more importantly, Mercutio himself is a fascinating man in many aspects. Mercutio is not part of the Montague family, he is however a friend of Romeo's and related to the Prince of Verona. One would think this puts him relatively outside the family feud, but we learn that Mercutio is only all to willing to play along...

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