How can I give an alternate reading of the character Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet? Is he really as the author intended?How can I give an alternate…

How can I give an alternate reading of the character Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet? Is he really as the author intended?How can I give an alternate…

How can I give an alternate reading of the character Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet? Is he really as the author intended?How can I give an alternate…

How can I give an alternate reading of the character Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet? Is he really as the author intended?How can I give an alternate…

Perhaps an alternate reading of Mercutio could interpret his character as somewhat envious of the attention given Romeo; at least he is often exasperated with Romeo.  For one thing, he does seem to try to steal the stage as he carries on with monologues about Queen Mab and teases the Nurse.One scene that indicates less than good humor about Romeo is at the beginning of Act II in which Mercutio, in contrast to Benvolio, dismisses thoughts of where Romeo might be and says he is going home: If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark/Romeo, good night.  I’ll to my truckle bed,/This field bed is too cold for me to sleep/Come, shall we go? (II,ii,23-25)Of course, when Mercutio is wounded by Tybalt, Mercutio certainly is angry with Romeo as he asks him “Why came you between?”
How can I give an alternate reading of the character Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet? Is he really as the author intended?How can I give an alternate…
How can I give an alternate reading of the character Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet? Is he really as the author intended?How can I give an alternate…
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How can I give an alternate reading of the character Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet? Is he really as the author intended?How can I give an alternate…
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