trying to keep the peace but Mercutio says to him that he is just as
Few stories are as renowned and appreciated as those written by William Shakespeare. His many plays have survived the centuries, and one of his most well-known plays, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, tells the story of two-star crossed lovers as their lives are lead to tragedy because of a feud between their families. Fate works against them, and they both end up killing themselves thinking they can not live without the other. One of the qualities of this play is it recurring use of foils to highlight the attributes of another character.. Mercutio serves as a foil for Romeo to help built both characters by their view of love, how they showcase one another’s flaws, and how Mercutio’s death motivates Romeo fro the purpose of giving the audience a deeper understanding.
I believe that the most guilty for the death of Romeo and Juliet is Mercutio. Mercutio is the main source of the start of the chain of reactions leading to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. To start with he is the reason Romeo met Juliet, specifically because if Mercutio had not told him to go to the party then he wouldn't have gone and met Juliet and none of this would have happened in the first place. Romeo even stated that going to the party was a bad idea hence the line “And we mean well in going to this mask, But ’tis no wit to go” but mercutio decided not to listen and they went anyway. Romeo would still instead be sad and depressed over Rosaline, which is a little better than being dead. He is also
Shakespeare created many incredible plays during his lifetime: tragedies, comedies and histories. One of Shakespeare's most famous plays is the tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore, one of his greatest creations, as well as most memorable character, lies within the pages of this tale. Although he died early on, Mercutio spent his time entertaining the audience with every act and word. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio displays notable acts of witty humor, loyalty and devotion to Romeo, as well as hot-headed rash behavior, which stick with the reader, even after his death.
Shakespeare wrote this tragedy in the Elizabethan era, one not kind to plays. This, however, did not deter the popular author from writing the greatest literary tragedy today. The duel between Mercutio and Tybalt has the most fault for this tragedy. The duel caused a haste for Juliet’s marriage, led to the banishment of Romeo and ultimately caused the death of the two star-crossed lovers. Without the duel, Romeo wouldn't have killed Tybalt and there would have been an heir to the Capulets.
As Juliet awaits for Romeo to arrive, the Nurse rushes into her room and tells her the awful news about her cousin’s death. “This is that banished haughty Montague. That murder'd my love’s cousin-- with which grief...Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee. Obey, and go with me; for thou must die (5.3.49-57)”. With these harsh works, Juliet expresses her sadness for the death of Tybalt, but in reality she is heartbroken by Romeo’s banishment from the town of Verona.
‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a dark love story written by no other than William Shakespeare. It’s about two star-crossed lover from the two rival families in the City of Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall in love at the Capulet's feast. They may have been madly in love which caused deaths but before they died many people would agree that Romeo wasn’t the best friend in the city of Verona.
Many people can be put to blame for these two young people, including their parents, by keeping the feud between the two families going. Mercutio can be blamed, to some degree. He was the one who got Romeo to go to the ball. When Mercutio was killed, Romeo avenged his death, and ended up having to leave Verona instead of staying with Juliet.
The Role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, each character plays a specific role in driving the action forward and shaping the play's theme. One secondary character, Mercutio, is essential to the play.
In one if William Shakespeare's plays, "Romeo and Juliet", Mercutio, Romeo's best friend, makes a speech, the Queen Mab speech. According to Mercutio, Queen Mab is a tiny, mischievous fairy that rides around in an "empty hazelnut" as a chariot, drawn by a "team of little atomi" (I.IV. 59-69) and makes sleepers dream about good or bad things, for example, love. “Through lovers’ brains, and then they dream of love; On curtsies straight; o’er lawyer’ fingers, who straight dream of fees: o’er ladies’ lips, who straight on kisses dreams…” (I.IV.74-77)
William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is not just about the love affair between two main characters. It is also about a long lasting family feud which in turn causing two brutal deaths.
Tybalt, did not know the full story about Romeo and Juliet. That led to him saying this, “Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain” (3.1.59-60). This means that, for what Romeo has supposedly done, has led to Tybalt hating him. After that, Romeo replies lovingly, “Tybalt, the reason I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting. Villain I am none. Therefore farewell; I see thou knowest me not” (3.1.61-64). Romeo is explaining that, Tybalt does not know the situation, and cannot say that he has insulted him, and is a villain. Tybalt could have responded in many different ways, rather than killing someone. For example, he could have asked Romeo why he had to love him, or simply just walked away from him. Tybalt shows his ignorance, by the decision he made, and without making an effort to understand the whole
Throughout the works of William Shakespeare, the main character is complemented with another character that acts or serves as the protagonist's foil. In Romeo & Juliet, the protagonist, Romeo, 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 his deep infatuation with the beautiful Rosaline.
Which of Romeo's friends really helped in determining the outcome of William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet? I belive that Romeo's friends have an important role in determining the outcome of the play when Benvoilio pursues Romeo to go to the Capulet's party. Also the time Mercutio fights Tybolt and has a bad ending. Finally the scene of Mercutio's death.