Fate From the beginning, we know that the story of Romeo and Juliet will end in tragedy. We also know that their tragic ends will not result from their own personal defects but from fate, which has marked them for sorrow. Emphasizing fate's control over their destinies, the Prologue tells us these "star-cross'd lovers'" relationship is deathmark'd. Completely by chance, Capulet's servant meets Romeo and Benvolio, wondering if they know how to read.
There, Mercutio and his friends become the life of the party, but Romeo steals away to JulietCapulet's daughter, with whom he has fallen in love, and he falls out of love with Rosaline. When Mercutio sees Romeo the next day, he is glad to see that his friend is his old self again, and he encourages Romeo, all the while making bawdy jokes at the expense of Juliet's Nurse.
However, Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, because Romeo now considers Tybalt to be kin due to his secret marriage to Juliet.
Mercutio is incensed at his friend's "calm, dishonorable, vile submission", and decides to fight Tybalt himself, right before which, Mercutio refers to his sword as his "fiddlestick.
He fails, however, as Mercutio gets stabbed under Romeo's arm and dies. Before he dies, Mercutio curses both the Montagues and Capulets, crying several times, "A plague o' both your houses!
He makes one final pun before he dies: Name origins[ edit ] The name Mercutio was present in Shakespeare's sources for Romeo and Juliet, though his character was not well developed and he was presented as a romantic rival for Juliet.
Da Porto briefly introduces a character named Marcuccio Guertio, a noble youth "with very cold hands, in July as in January", who makes Giulietta Cappelletti appreciate the warm hands of Romeo Montecchi. In both stories, Tybaltio attacks the pacifist Romeo with such force that Romeo is forced to take up the sword to defend himself.
He is then banished rather than executed because the killing was provoked. InEnglish poet John Dryden wrote, "Shakespeare show'd the best of his skill in his Mercutio, and he said himself, that he was forced to murder him in the third Act, to being killed by him.
Mercutio hurls insults and taunts at Tybalt, and draws the sword first, in reaction to Tybalt's insults, which are directed to Romeo. Mercutio's death in Act III, scene I is the pivotal point of the play, which up to this point is relatively light-hearted.Death and Responsibility in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Death is an elusive concept that binds and connects a series of themes and issues that occur in Romeo and Juliet.
To discuss whether Romeo and Juliet are responsible for their deaths, one must analyse various causes of this tragedy. Death and Responsibility in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Death is an elusive concept that binds and connects a series of themes and issues that occur in Romeo and Juliet.
To discuss whether Romeo and Juliet are responsible for their deaths, one must analyse various causes of this tragedy. Romeo tries to prevent Mercutio and Tybalt from fighting by stepping between them. Mercutio gets distracted by Romeo and this gives Tybalt a chance to stab Mercutio.
By trying to keep the peace. Everyone in this play bears some responsibility and shares some of the blame for the tragedy. In terms of degree of blame, I would put the Montagues at the bottom of the list.
They could perhaps be blamed for being one half of the waring families. Romeo tries to prevent Mercutio and Tybalt from fighting by stepping between them. Mercutio gets distracted by Romeo and this gives Tybalt a chance to stab Mercutio.
By trying to keep the peace. Mercutio's Responsibility of Tragedy in "Romeo and Juliet" the one most responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death. His tendency to let his emotions burst forth can be seen throughout the course of the play/5(2).
|William Shakespeare||What are the events that lead up to mercutio's death in romeo and Juliet? Mercutio died after Romeo and Juliet's marriage.|
|In what way is Romeo accidentally responsible for Mercutio's death||Would you like to merge this question into it? MERGE already exists as an alternate of this question.|