Love cannot be ignored and Romeo and Juliet refused to let anything prevent them from seeing each other, although Juliet entered the relationship with questions. Romeo expects more so early into the relationship, showing lustful and fickle personality having only just ended a relationship with Rosaline.
There, Mercutio and his friends become the life of the party, but Romeo steals away to JulietCapulet's daughter, with whom he has fallen in love, and he falls out of love with Rosaline. When Mercutio sees Romeo the next day, he is glad to see that his friend is his old self again, and he encourages Romeo, all the while making bawdy jokes at the expense of Juliet's Nurse.
However, Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, because Romeo now considers Tybalt to be kin due to his secret marriage to Juliet.
Mercutio is incensed at his friend's "calm, dishonorable, vile submission", and decides to fight Tybalt himself, right before which, Mercutio refers to his sword as his "fiddlestick. He fails, however, as Mercutio gets stabbed under Romeo's arm and dies.
Before he dies, Mercutio curses both the Montagues and Capulets, crying several times, "A plague o' both your houses! He makes one final pun before he dies: Name origins[ edit ] The name Mercutio was present in Shakespeare's sources for Romeo and Juliet, though his character was not well developed and he was presented as a romantic rival for Juliet.
Da Porto briefly introduces a character named Marcuccio Guertio, a noble youth "with very cold hands, in July as in January", who makes Giulietta Cappelletti appreciate the warm hands of Romeo Montecchi.
In both stories, Tybaltio attacks the pacifist Romeo with such force that Romeo is forced to take up the sword to defend himself.
He is then banished rather than executed because the killing was provoked. InEnglish poet John Dryden wrote, "Shakespeare show'd the best of his skill in his Mercutio, and he said himself, that he was forced to murder him in the third Act, to being killed by him.
Mercutio hurls insults and taunts at Tybalt, and draws the sword first, in reaction to Tybalt's insults, which are directed to Romeo.
Mercutio's death in Act III, scene I is the pivotal point of the play, which up to this point is relatively light-hearted.Mercutio (/ m ər ˈ k juː ʃ i oʊ / mər-KEW-shee-oh) is a fictional character in William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
He is a close friend to Romeo and a . Death and Responsibility in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Death is an elusive concept that binds and connects a series of themes and issues that occur in Romeo and Juliet.
To discuss whether Romeo and Juliet are responsible for their deaths, one must analyse various causes of this tragedy. As Romeo's closest male companion, Mercutio plays a vital role in Romeo and Juliet. Joseph A. Porter () focuses on Mercutio's relationship with Romeo, stressing that in both criticism and in performance, Mercutio's statements about the value of friendship are often underemphasized.
- Taking Responsibility for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play 'Romeo and Juliet' is a romantic tale written by William Shakespeare about two individuals from separate families that fall in love and knowing the hatred between the families.
Mercutio is Romeo's best friend and not a member of either of the feuding families. An examination of Mercutio's hatred for the sacrament of marriage and his views of women, his over-active imagination, and his explosive nature will clearly prove he is responsible for the tragic demise of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo tries to prevent Mercutio and Tybalt from fighting by stepping between them. Mercutio gets distracted by Romeo and this gives Tybalt a chance to stab Mercutio.
By trying to keep the peace.