Romeo And Mercutio Character Analysis

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Our choices can affect lives of people drastically. Shakespeare uses three characters, Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio, and their traits to show this. Romeo, like his name indicates, is a romantic, always in a state of intense emotion, and makes emotional choices while Juliet also is emotional, but older than her age and courageous. Mercutio is similar to Romeo in the fact that he is witty, but he also shares his hot-headedness with Tybalt, and is unromantic. Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio’s essential roles and tragic flaws contributed to the death of Romeo and Juliet. As stated before, Romeo is romantic, in a whirlpool of emotions, and leads with his heart. Romeo enters into the story talking to his cousin Benvolio about his unrequited love with Rosaline (1.1.163-247) and goes to Lord Capulet’s party (1.4.1-120.) Later, he flirts with Juliet (1.5.104-122), marries her (2.6.), and even dies with her (5.3.120.). Romeo is also in a constant state of emotion; in Act 1, Romeo is heartbroken about his unreturned infatuation with Rosaline, in love with Juliet (1.5.51-60.)), goes to Friar Lawrence’s cell and marries her with happiness (2.6.1-37.), sorrowful and angry about Mercutio’s death (3.1.114-120), vengeful for Tybalt (3.1.127-134), and then finally, mournful and loving towards Juliet before he drinks the poison to die (5.3.74-120). It is because of these emotions that lead to him taking irrational decisions, such as marrying Juliet, the daughter of his enemy or dying with her. If he did not have these attributes, he would not have made the decisions that lead up to his and Juliet’s death. He would not have gone to Lord Capulet’s party and meet Juliet to fall in love with her, and Mercutio might have not died from Tybalt’s stab. Also, Romeo and Juliet would not have died and the family feud would continue. Juliet is a young girl who is emotional, mature, and courageous. She shows her emotional side with Romeo as she falls in love with him at her father’s party, marries Romeo, and dies with him. Juliet also expresses her emotions in multiple scenes, such as when she hears the news of Tybalt’s death, “Is Romeo slaughtered and is Tybalt dead? My dearest cousin, and my dearer lord? Then, dreadfully trumpet, sound the general
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