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Characters Of Mercutio And Juliet In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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What person doesn’t have their the strong points and their low points? No one of course, everyone has his or her positive and negative traits. In William Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo and Juliet(1594-1596), he tries to stay true to reality and portrays his characters that have their own set of blemishes and imperfections. Consequently, Romeo, one of the most famous literary characters of all time, stays true to this narrative. One major negative trait he exhibits throughout the play is too much passion, and one major positive trait he depicts is his loyalty to his one true love, Juliet Capulet and Mercutio, his best friend. One might say that passion is essential and wonderful in a relationship, especially one of romanticism, and he or she would be correct. However, too much passion can have the opposite of the desired effect and cause many major upsets. Passion does not always have to be romantic though. In Act 3 Scene 1, Tybalt wants revenge for the embarrassment Romeo caused for him at Capulet’s party. Consequently, Tybalt attempts to fight with Romeo and hopefully end his life. To his surprise, Romeo plays it off and jokes around with him, not taking the situation seriously. Mercutio, one of Romeo’s closest friends, steps in because he is disgusted with Romeo for what he thinks is him submitting to Tybalt. Over the course of the fight, Mercutio is killed and Tybalt flees. Romeo is so enraged and emotional about the death to his best friend that he hunts down the infamous
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