This does not allow Romeo to focus/see Juliet which may and probably will cause Romeo's depression which may contribute to Romeo's suicide. "Nay gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.-Mercutio" "Not I, believe me.-Romeo" Here Good vs. Evil is demonstrated because Mercutio, even though he is a Montegue like Romeo, is pressuring Romeo to do something that may not have been good at the time. This backs up my statement that throught the play, Mercutio and Tybalt are trying to get in Romeos head. "Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here, shalt with him hence.-Tybalt" This is the scene where Mercutio and Tybalt get in a fight and when Romeo is trying to stop them, the hate for each other(Good vs.
His aggression leads to his own “untimely death”. In Act 3 Scene 1, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries/ That thou hast done me. Therefore, turn and draw.” Tybalt would not accept Romeo’s peace and decides to challenge him to a duel, only to mortally wound Mercutio. His actions spur Romeo into impetuous thinking which saw him kill Tybalt in an act of revenge. Tybalt, indeed, had a serious impact on the lives of Romeo and Juliet, by killing Mercutio.
Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events. Romeo’s rapidly changing character makes irrational and unwise decisions which link up to a strong and prominent theme in the play; deception. Through Romeo’s character Shakespeare juxtaposes true love against infatuation, he does this by showing his melancholy state over his loss of his infatuation Rosaline, then shows how he has found “true love” with his “bright angel” Juliet through his poetic dialogue, although they are from feuding family’s they decide “what’s in a name”, and she implores him to “doth thy name” and “swear by the god of [her] idolatry”. Shakespeare shows the changing of Romeo’s moral compass throughout the play, he goes from an elated state of mind as life was perfect with “thee”, and then, as the “plague on both (their) houses” is begun by the death of Mercutio, Romeo’s unchecked emotions cause him to commit the disloyal act of murdering his wife’s cousin, Tybalt. Despite of his blundering, Juliet see’s this only as dreadful because of his “banished”.
Tybalt completely forgets about Mercutio and says to him “Well, peace be with you, sir. Here comes my man.” This quote suggests that Tybalt was looking for Romeo and he saw his enemy. While Romeo and Tybalt are still arguing about their hatreds towards each other, Romeo gets insulted by Tybalt by calling him a “villain”. This was insult towards Romeo because in the reign of the Elizabethan time that word was very insulting especially for someone like Romeo as he comes from a noble family. Mercutio joins in the conversation and says “O calm, dishonorable, vile submission!
(Stabs herself) There rust and let me die.”-P. 579 lines (169-171). It’s really sad that all of this could have been avoided if Juliet would’ve just left with Romeo or if their families gave up their hatred for one another. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s personality drastically changes. At first Romeo was love-sick and Juliet didn’t want anything to do with marriage. Then they meet, fall in love and get married.
They both love each other however they’re relationship is made difficult when they realise they are enemies “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”. They see no reason as to why they must hate each other, but the rest of the family see it differently “What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”. This is made even more difficult when Romeo and Juliet get married, Tybalt feels insulted that Romeo entered the Capulets ball and wants to fight him (he feels dishonoured and filled with hate) however Romeo will not fight him because they are cousins now and part of the same
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, it might have been.” -Kurt Vonnegut. After reading Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, all one can think about is what might have been. Set in Verona hundreds of years ago, two rival families continue to fight because of an “ancient grudge” (Prologue.3) Two teens, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love, defying their families rules. After only a couple of days, their love cause both of their deaths. Friar Lawrence was the cause of their deaths for his irresponsibility and lack of urgency to solve the conflict he started.
When Romeo complains about his love towards Rosaline, Mercutio tells him to stop moaning about it “If love be rough with you, be rough with love; Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down” (Romeo and Juliet Act: 1 Scene: 4). Mercutio is also hostile towards female sexuality in general for example when he is fooling around with the nurse or when he describes Rosaline’s body. Mercutio´s dislike towards the female genre could be said to be signs of being misogynist (women hater). His sexual jokes are all were the play. Mercutio is essential to the play he is the Prince´s kinsman, but above all he is Romeo´s best friend and his intimate.
ctions, even ifnot purposely. This shows that, in the end, Friar Lawrence is merely ahypocrite offering his distorted option.One of the places that Friar Lawrence offers hypocritical advice iswhen Romeo consults with him on how he wants to marry Juliet. When Romeofirst goes to Friar Lawrence, excitedly telling him about his new love, Juliet,Friar Lawrence is outraged, telling Romeo that he, like most young men, isnot really in love, but simply lusts for a new woman so quickly after he wasdying for his last. He says that Romeo is being too hasty and unwise inmarrying Juliet, and that he will eventually move on to someone else. Butdespite his own advice, the Friar marries the couple.
Here he definitely doesn’t this of his plan of defeat. Furthermore, Romeo said, “… Now Tybalt take the “villain” back again that late thou gavest me for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company”. (3.1.116-121). Inherently, Romeo tells Tybalt to take back his insult for Mercutio’s soul is above them waiting for Tybalt to be slayed and keep him company. Meaning; he should definitely take back his insult or he will be fought and killed for the insult he had happened to have directed at