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Mercutio

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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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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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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Mercutio vs Romeo

and one develops affection and caring for them. Mercutio’s idea of love doesn’t involve commitment, is more realistic than Romeo’s view and Mercutio doesn’t allow love to inflict any pain. Romeo’s idea of love includes commitment, and has a deeper, more passionate love and he allows himself to be vulnerable to his emotions and lets them take over. Mercutio and Romeo’s view on love are both similar in the sense that they involve desire for a girl and they are driven by their emotions. Both are fuelled...

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Mercutio is the most important character in Romeo and Juliet.

memorable character he is. Mercutio is the driving force behind the play, as he fortells or is the cause of most of the major events. Before the Capulets party Benvolio advises they enter quietly, dance and leave, but Mercutio, the only person in this scene actually invited to the play, disagrees; 'duns the mouse, the constables own word, if thou art dun, we'll draw thee from the mire' Mercutio is saying that only a mouse should be silent and small. In this instance Mercutio is moving the play along...

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