William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

985 WordsNov 2, 20154 Pages
Throughout the Renaissance era, Shakespeare has made many great plays. One of the best plays, Romeo and Juliet, takes place in Verona, Italy. This play is a tragicomedy that involves many puns, jokes and laughs. Every character makes mistakes that contributes to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, yet, throughout the play, there is one character prompting the feud, Mercutio. Mercutio is the character most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he causes problems for both families even after his death. Mercutio pushes Romeo to crash the Capulet’s party, which causes Tybalt to get aggravated and duel with Romeo, and the cursing of both families that come true after his death. Firstly, Mercutio should be blamed for the young, star-crossed lover’s deaths, is because he is the one who convinces Romeo to join the Capulet’s party where he meets Juliet. Some of Mercutio’s character traits that contribute to him leading Romeo and Juliet to their death are mischievous, careless and hilarious but he doesn’t know when to stop. Mercutio is very pushy and doesn’t stop pushing until he gets what he wants. For example, when he tells Romeo that he needs to get over Rosaline and find a new lover to take his mind off of he, Mercutio says, “If love be rough with you, be rough with love. / Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down”(1.4.27-28.). This implies that the best way to get over a breakup is to meet someone and have sex. Mercutio knows that both families are
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