Mercutio Essay

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Mercutio Characterization In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Mercutio is a character who possesses the traits of being a comedian, being fearless, and being rude. The merging of these three characteristics brought a character that plays an imperative role in the play. He plays the role of Romeo’s close friend who eventually meets his demise after being in a sword fight with Tybalt. Romeo gets between the fight and the sword pierces Mercutio. Mercutio’s main characteristic in the play is that he adores joking around and making fun of others. In the play, he takes pleasure from making fun of the Nurse, Tybalt, and even Romeo. In Act 2 Scene 2 lines 125-130 sings about the Nurse being “an old hare hoar:” He is basically saying that she is really old and some other inappropriate statements in a witty way. In Act 2 Scene lines 19-35, Mercutio also makes fun of Tybalt. He says “More than Prince of Cats” when he is talking with Benvolio about Tybalt. He says that Tybalt plays too much by the book. Mercutio’s comedic trait is noticeable in the play. Another trait important to Mercutio’s personality in the play is his fearlessness. In Act 3 Scene 1 Line 73, he says “Tybalt, you ratcatcher will you walk?” He is trying to start a swordfight with Tybalt to defend Romeo’s honor since Romeo would not accept Tybalt’s challenge. His fearlessness brings him to his doom during the swordfight when Romeo gets between them which caused an enraged Romeo to kill Tybalt. Another attribute that becomes evident in Mercutio’s personality is that he is actually quite rude and has many witty remarks. In Act 2 Scene 4 Line 101, he says “Good Peter to hide her face; for the fan’s the fairer face” when he is talking to Peter about the Nurse. He’s that her fan is better looking than her face so peter should give her the fan. She takes much offense from this. In Act 2 Scene…...

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