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Mercutio is one of the most unique characters in Baz Luhrmanns movie Romeo Juliet His language is always powerful and imaginative He represents many different things in the play and holds an important role Mercutio is Romeos friend He is neither Montague nor Capulet Therefore he has not been born into a feud and really has no side However his bond with Romeo does make him associated with the Montagues In this essay I will describe the complex character of Mercutio and how he influences the story Mercutios character stands out from the rest because of his energy in everything he does and says He is very fun loving and has a genuine love for life He is living his life on the edge and always looking for something new and exciting to do He is constantly playing on words using two or more meanings Romeo describes him as A gentlemenwho loves to hear himself talk This is shown in his Queen Mab speech He describes in intimate detail everything about a little world he has imagined He creates this miniature society which he uses to explain how we get our dreams In that same scene Mercutio reveals to the audience how he believes one should chase after what is desired He tells Romeo to not be afraid to take charge saying If love be rough with you then be rough with love showing his desire to help others and his best friend Mercutio is very independent and free and does not understand how someone could want or need anyone or anything else in his life to fulfil it Mercutio wants to live his life on the spur of the moment He is not interested in being dependent on anyone This is why I admire his character There are two main reasons Mercutios character is important to the actual plot of Romeo Juliet First of all Mercutio was the one who
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