In Romeo and Juliet why does Mercutio shout at Romeo? If you are talking about the 'Queen Mab' speech, it is because he gets carried away with his speech until he goes beyond the lines of normal conversation and gives his imagina…tion free reign. He also is shown to have had a disturbed past and it has been suppressed, the speech is when he forgets to hold back the workings of his mind.
Mercutio mocks Romeo's vision of love and the poetic devices he uses to express his emotions: Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh, Speak but one rhyme and I am satisfied. He advocates an adversarial concept of love that contrasts sharply with Romeo's idealized notion of romantic union. In Act I, Scene 4, when Romeo describes his love for Rosaline using the image of love as a rose with thorns, Mercutio mocks this conventional device by punning bawdily: If love be rough with you, be rough with love; Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.
Mercutio, unlike Romeo, doesn't believe that dreams can act as portents. Fairies predominate in the dream world Mercutio presents, and dreams are merely the result of the anxieties and desires of those who sleep. Mercutio's speech, while building tension for Romeo's first meeting with Juliet at the Capulet ball, indicates that although Mercutio is Romeo's friend, he can never be his confidant.
As the play progresses, Mercutio remains unaware of Romeo's love and subsequent marriage to Juliet. When Mercutio hears of Tybalt's challenge to Romeo, he is amused because he regards Romeo as a lover whose experience of conflict is limited to the world of love.
So he scornfully asks: Mercutio seems to exist outside the two dominant spheres of Verona because he takes neither the world of love nor the feud seriously. However, Mercutio, like Tybalt, is quick-tempered and they are both ready to draw their swords at the slightest provocation.
Mercutio is antagonistic toward Tybalt by suggesting that Tybalt is a follower of the new trends in swordsmanship, which he regards as effeminate.
Like Tybalt, Mercutio has a strong sense of honor and can't understand Romeo's refusal to fight Tybalt, calling it, "O calm, dishonorable, vile submission" III. Mercutio demonstrates his loyalty and courage when he takes up Tybalt's challenge to defend his friend's name.
The humor with which Mercutio describes his fatal wound confirms his appeal as a comic character: Mercutio's death creates sympathy for Romeo's enraged, emotional reaction in avenging his friend's death.
His death marks a distinct turning point in the play as tragedy begins to overwhelm comedy, and the fates of the protagonists darken.Mercutio and Tybalt engage in a knife fight and Mercutio dies.
Romeo challenges Tybalt and Tybalt dies. "Romeo and Juliet in Harlem": Murder Revealed () Juliet wanders through a park thinking about Romeo. Nurse arrives and tells Juliet that Romeo killed Tybalt. Juliet scolds Nurse and tries to come to terms with Romeo going to prison. A take on how "fate" brought Romeo and Juliet together.
This starts in scene 2 of the original play and ends at scene 4.
SLIGHT SLASH. Mercutio is Romeo's sword-fight loving BFF, and you probably won't be surprised to find out that his name sounds a lot like the word "mercurial," i.e. "volatile," i.e.
"touchy." He never backs down from a duel and, although he's neither a Montague nor a Capulet, he gets involved in the long-standing.
Mercutio With a lightning-quick wit and a clever mind, Mercutio is a scene stealer and one of the most memorable characters in all of Shakespeare’s works.
Though he constantly puns, jokes, and teases—sometimes in fun, sometimes with bitterness—Mercutio is not a mere jester or prankster.
Mercutio, the witty skeptic, is a foil for Romeo, the young Petrarchan lover. Mercutio mocks Romeo's vision of love and the poetic devices he uses to expre. Okay I’m reading Romeo and Juliet so fight me I’m gonna post about it I believe Mercutio loved Romeo, he had such a deep romantic love for him but he obviously had no chance with Romeo.