Romeo on the other hand is a dreamer, addicted to love. Read the dialogue between Romeo and Mercutio found in Act I, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet. One of these famous plays is Romeo and Juliet. Between his infamous Queen Mab speech, to his dramatic fight scene, he was there providing one humorous moment after another. An easier solution might've been to drop his sword and walk away, and then, maybe the upcoming chaos could've been avoided.
Even though Mercutio is fond of disparaging Romeo's view of love, his fight with Tybalt clearly expresses Mercutio's deep loyalty to him. Romeo enters the scene and refuses to be angered by Tybalt and urges that Tybalt wait before he fights. Mercutio draws from himself in his jesting imputation of quarrelsomeness to Benvolio, and there is a spirit of prophecy in his words that if there were two such there would be speedily none — fulfilled when his slayer Tybalt himself so soon is slain. Shakespeare's Mercutio is a lively and entertaining character in the play, so for Mercutio to be killed is a very dramatic and shocking part of the play. Romeo attempts to stop the duel, but Tybalt stabs and kills Mercutio. Mercutio, unlike Romeo, does not believe in fate deciding his path, instead he lives in the moment.
Who is Mercuito's dramatic foil? Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio are headed to the Capulet's party. This ultimately leads to the death of both Romeo and Juliet in the end. We first see Romeos character developing during the early stages of the play, and quiet dramatically. I will bite thee by the ear for that jest. Nurse: I'll lay fourteen of my teeth— And yet to my teen be it spoken I have but four— She is not fourteen.
However, the quick thinking of another foil character brought Romeo and Juliet together. These lines allow the reader to see Nurse's Compare Romeo and Mercutio in these lines from Act I, scene iv of Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio is technically a minor character, but his personality has such a disproportionate impact that maybe he has to die or he would take over the play. Tybalt will do anything his uncle says, while Romeo would not do or tell anything to his friends. Mercutio demonstrates his loyalty and courage when he takes up Tybalt's challenge to defend his friend's name. Is the audience prepared for the violent outburst towards Juliet in act 3 scene 5 or is it a surprise? What counterfeit did I give you? Mercutio is pragmatic, sensible, and clever and a master on word play.
O here's a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad! While Romeo has an idealistic perspective of the world and more specifically of love, Mercutio balances Romeo's weak points as a dreamer. I dream'd a dream to-night. Help me into some house, Benvolio, Or I shall faint. By my heel, I care not. He is wise; And, on my lie, hath stol'n him home to bed.
Now will he sit under a medlar tree, And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit As maids call medlars, when they laugh alone. Alla stoccata carries it away. People such as Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Capulet are people who are made out to be wise, but, in the end, they make all the wrong decisions. He mocks him with a vulgar monologue that objectifies Rosaline's body. The audience already knows that Romeo is going to kill himself from the prologue ,. There we read of Mercutio as a courtier who was bold among the bashful maidens as a lion among lambs, and we are told that he had an 'ice-cold hand.
Paris to Romeo Juliet is originally supposed to marry Paris, and, we have to say, he makes Romeo look pretty good. With friendly gripe he seized fair Juliet's snowish hand — A gift he had that nature gave him in his swathing-band, That frozen mountain ice was never half so cold As were his hands, though near the fire he did them hold. Nay, an there were two such, we should have none shortly, for one would kill the other. . Previously, while a lover of Rosaline, Romeo had cultivated a lover-like melancholy. What keeps the play going is feud between the two families, not just easily excitable characters. Foil characters further themes by highlighting the characteristics of certain characters that will help enhance the theme.
I do protest, I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love: And so, good Capulet,—which name I tender As dearly as my own,—be satisfied. Thus with a kiss I die. Good Peter, to hide her face; for her fan's the fairer face. Nurse: Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour. Mercutio's character has a better sense of reality, whereas Romeo ignores the negatives and charges head-on into chaos with the Capulets.