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. Will you pluck your sword out of his pitcher by the ears? He made it interesting and entertaining by bringing in humor. Juliet is a stranger when it comes to public schools; her parents have brought her up in a secluded, sheltered home, and have sent her to private schools despite their struggling financial situation. Because of the clever, witty and complex speeches Shakespeare gives him, Mercutio is often the character actors want to play, despite having a relatively limited role. In Romeo and Juliet each character has a specific role. Romeo tries to stop the fight, and as he does so, Tybalt gives Mercutio his death wound. Because he was characterized by his antics, no one believed that he was really dying.
Oh, their bones, their bones! And for those of you who do not know, Mercutio is murdered in Act 3, Scene 1 in a fight with Tybalt more on that later. A foil is a character who juxtaposes another character so audiences can clearly see certain qualities of the other character. Will you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the ears? Mercutio tries to convince Romeo that his love for Juliet will only cause problems and in the end, things will not work out. Unlike the other characters who blame their deaths on fate, Mercutio dies cursing all Montagues and Capulets. He is the kinsman to the prince and Romeo's closest friend and confidante, and in this role he can be very inluential to Romeo and can influence the decisions made and the directions the play takes.
Hs rejection of Benvolio's advice to find another love to replace Rosaline, shows Romeo's immaturity as a lover. He advertises his zany attribute to promote his reputation. She is seen as a good willing, obedient child at the start of the play. Romeo enters and they laugh about what he did the night before, Romeo gave them the 'slip. It seems unlikely the audience would remember the list when Mercutio appears two scenes later.
Mercutio serves as a foil to all these characters. I have it, and soundly too. This is usually done to help define the protagonist, or lead character, of the story. Therefore, he has not been born into a feud and really has no side. Romeo, that she were, O, that she were An open et caetera, thou a poperin pear! He sees love as only physical, like the nurse. He's a bit of an overreactor and very emotional.
What counterfeit did I give you? As the play progresses, Mercutio remains unaware of Romeo's love and subsequent marriage to Juliet. He is shown joking and punning with Romeo on heaviness and lightness as well as how it relates to love. O single-soled jest, solely singular for the singleness. I swear to you, when I say that she turns as white as any sheet in the entire world. However, after Mercutio teases Romeo a little, Romeo decides to go.
Appear though in the likeness of a sigh. But I'll be hanged, sir, if he wear your livery: Marry, go before to field, he'll be your follower; Your worship in that sense may call him 'man. O noble prince, I can discover all The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl: There lies the man, slain by young Romeo, That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio. The characters finally stopped joking around when Mercutio fell down dead and a fatal hole was discovered in his chest. You gave us the counterfeit fairly last night. Analysis The sudden, fatal violence in the first scene of Act 3, as well as the buildup to the fighting, serves as a reminder that, for all its emphasis on love, beauty, and romance, Romeo and Juliet still takes place in a masculine world in which notions of honor, pride, and status are prone to erupt in a fury of conflict. He asks Mercutio to help call for Romeo.
This annoys Mercutio, who does not recognize Romeo's reluctance as a genuine premonition, but feels it is simply another example of Romeo's lovesick whims. Torments him so, that he will sure run mad. Then the senselessness of it all comes rushing upon him. He acts as a significant character in terms of plot advancement; but more importantly, Mercutio himself is a fascinating man in many aspects. This day's black fate on moe days doth depend; This but begins the woe others must end. How does Shakespeare present Benvolio here and in the rest of the play? One would think this puts him relatively outside the family feud, but we learn that Mercutio is only all to willing to play along with this adversary, and ultimately his quick and volatile nature lead to his untimely death.
She tries to love Paris, a man who Lady Montague arranged for Juliet. Thou wouldst else have made thy tale large. Show how the character deals with these feelings and what effect this has on the outcome of the play. Come, come, thou art as hot a Jack in thy mood as any in Italy, and as soon moved to be moody, and as soon moody to be moved. He creates this tiny society, which he uses to explain how we get our dreams. True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even now the frozen bosom of the north, And, being anger'd, puffs away from thence, Turning his face to the dew-dropping south.