Mercutio In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Act 2 scene 4- carried on On lines 80-84 Mercutio is speaking in pros because he talking from the heart to Romeo. ‘Now art thou’ Mercutio repeats this three times, rule of three, in this text to emphasise how pleased he is that Romeo is back to his normal self again. Mercutio also says ‘is not this better than groaning for love?’ he is asking Romeo is this not better than Rosaline as he doesn’t know that Romeo is in love with Juliet. This text shows that Mercutio cares a lot for Romeos happiness and is always trying to make Romeo content. On line 97 Mercutio says ‘to hide her face, for her fan’s the fairer face’ this contrasts Romeo and Mercutio’s personalities as Romeo would never say something like that. Lines 95-130 create dramatic irony…show more content…
On line 2 Benvolio says ‘The day is hot’ that gives the sense foreboding. Mercutio fights Tybalt as he is trying to hurt his best friend and Romeo declined the duel. Romeo steps between them and Tybalt strikes Mercutio under Romeo’s arm. ‘A plague a’both your houses!’ Mercutio repeats this three times in this scene to get the message across he is blaming both Romeo and Tybalt for his death. Mercutio responsibilities Romeo for Tybalt killing him ‘I was hurt under your arm’ Romeo feels guilty about Mercutio’s death even though the audience know it is not his fault. Romeo shouts to Tybalt ‘fire-eyed fury be my conduct now’ in Mercutio’s absence Romeo says things that the audience would expect Mercutio to say. The Romeo who duels with Tybalt is the Romeo who Mercutio would call the “true” Romeo. The Romeo who sought to avoid confrontation out of concern for his wife is the person Juliet would recognize as her loving Romeo. Conclusion Romeo and Mercutio’s friendship is very unique and no other characters in the play have such an intense friendship. Mercutio name derived from the word mercurial meaning unpredictable changes of mood or mind which we see a lot in Mercutio. Whereas Romeos name derived from the word romantic which the audience also see a lot of romance in
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