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kilomalo12 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 9, 2010 at 11:13 AM via web

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Describe the character/personality of Mercutio and what appears to be both his goal in life and his function in the play.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM (Answer #1)

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I would say that Mercutio's main character traits (or the things that best represent his personality) are his gift for talking and his happy demeanor.  Mercutio seems like he would be a really fun guy to hang out with.

In terms of his function in the play, I would say that it is to be a fun guy who is sort of in contrast to Romeo's more romantic and brooding nature.  Mercutio just wants to have fun, maybe hook up with a girl or two while Romeo wants to be deeply in love.

 

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