Romeo and juliet: platonic love & friendship mercutio mercutio is fiery character and his behaviour led to his death mercutio accepted the fight in romeo's place. “(i think i fell in love with you when you were shouting at romeo and juliet, 'don't touch each other')” ― iris murdoch, the sea, the sea tags: love , romeo-and-juliet. Mercutio: any man that can write may answer a letter benvolio: nay, he will answer the letter's master, how he dares, being dared mercutio: alas poor romeo, he is already dead stabbed with a white wench's black eye shot through the ear with a love-song the very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boy's butt-shaft and is he a man to. Romeo falls in love, not with juliet, too young and pure, but with prince hamlet of denmark who was sent away by his royal uncle, and who ends up caught into a cycle of old hatred and violence between two noble families. In the montague “camp” platonic love plays a major role as young men romeo, benvolio and mercutio revel in each other’s company like puppies they play fight, tease each other, ridicule, but fundamentally support and love each other.
Mercutio urges romeo to dance with him, but romeo refuses, maintaining that he has a soul of lead, and is weighed down by love's heavy burden mercutio advises romeo to fight back against love, and playfully throws him into a headlock, trying to carry him away. At the play's beginning, romeo and the friar seem to embody the old platonic model as they discuss romeo's new love on a grey-ey'd morn (231) romeo propounds his notions with an early tongue (32. “romeo and juliet is the story of a young boy who becomes a man as a teenager, he chases after all the girls, but it’s not long before he no longer wants to make do with the beautiful but cold women that he meets, or the platonic love lives they make him lead. What sadness lengthens romeo's hours 11 i,1,189 in love 12 i,1,191 of love 13 i,1,193 alas, that love, so gentle in his view, should be so tyrannous and rough in proof 14 o romeo, romeo, brave mercutio's dead that gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds 59 iii,1,1629 here comes the furious tybalt back again 60.
Andrews university digital commons @ andrews university honors theses undergraduate research 2013 mercutio and romeo: an analysis of male friendship in the renaissance. Theme of hate:r&j’s love is threatened constantly by a society full of hatethe honour code that governs the feuding families sees the destruction of romeo, juliet, mercutio, tybalt and paris the selfless love between r&j is a strong contrast to the hate that fills verona. Romeo and juliet - context study play petrarchan conceit likening the woman to the sun platonic love benvolio and romeo mercutio and romeo romantic love expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately romeo and juliet. Romeo’s perspective for love is dreamy and romantic, which completely contrasts mercutio’s realistic and common sense: “if love be rough with you, be rough with love: prick love for pricking, and you beat love down” (1, 4, 27-28.
Romeo is love a tender thing it is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn mercutio if love be rough with you, be rough with love prick love for pricking, and you beat love down give me a case to put my visage in: a visor for a visor what care i. We especially see the love benvolio feels for romeo when we see benvolio express such deep concern for romeo's sorrows and state of mind in the very first scene, lord mercutio begs benvolio to. When romeo complains about the heartache of his unrequited love for rosaline, mercutio tells him to get over it already: if love be rough with you, be rough with love prick love for pricking, and you beat love down. There is nothing homosexual about mercutio's treatment of romeo, just as there is nothing homosexual behind shakespeare writing sonnets to men it was quite ordinary and acceptable for a man to express love openly to a platonic male friend/confidant.
Enraged, romeo declares that his love for juliet has made him effeminate, and that he should have fought tybalt in mercutio’s place when tybalt, still angry, storms back onto the scene, romeo draws his sword. The crowd disperses and romeo and mercutio, both montagues, reveal their hidden identities they change into fancy clothes in order to go to the ball and party with the others, hoping that romeo can overcome his painful breakup with his girlfriend rosaline by finding another beauty to fall in love with. Dramatic techniques in romeo and juliet compression of time introduction techniques mercutio with romeo, and the nurse with juliet — and also for wit and comic relief tybalt is another character developed by shakespeare, and again the dramatic reason in the same, for contrast with romeo courtly or platonic love in romeo’s. Companionate love- feelings of warmth towards a friend with whom you love to spend time mercutio and romeo unconditional love- a type of affection and caring that is so strong that you feel it consistently, regardless of what that other person does romeo's parents (not juliet's parents.
Mercutio is an anti-romantic character who, like juliet's nurse, regards love as an exclusively physical pursuit he advocates an adversarial concept of love that contrasts sharply with romeo's idealized notion of romantic union. This essay covers the second major love in romeo and juliet: that of mercutio and romeo the author makes a compelling argument for the presence of philia -- platonic feelings of mutual affection between two individuals -- in this work and uses philosophy and a close reading of the text to support the argument. Examples of platonic love mercutio and romeo friar lawrence and romeo friar lawrence and juliet romeo and balthasar capulet and montague at the end of the story in conclusion platonic love (friendship) is a good thing because your friends can help you when you are feeling lost or down. The use of dramatic devices in act 3, scene 1 of romeo and juliet 716 words | 3 pages dramatic devices in act 3, scene 1 of romeo and juliet romeo and juliet is the story of two young lovers trying to consummate their love despite the difficulties that face them.
The functions of mercutio in romeo and juliet by sharon yu 游欣樺 romeo and juliet is a famous tragedy written by william shakespeare the plot is based on an italian tale but shakespeare makes it more dramatic by developing. The love that romeo and juliet share is the opposite of the selfish love that shakespeare references in the opening acts of the play shakespeare compares juliet to the sun, and she is one of the most generous characters in the play. Mercutio, the drag queen is “crowned” with a woman’s white wig and “robed” in a white outfit, while in the real world outside of bacchanalian excess he is a black man who belongs neither to the hispanic house of capulet nor to the caucasian house of montague—an outsider were it not for his friendship with romeo—be it platonic or.