Act 3, scenes 2—4 Summary:
He supports and fights on the Montague side of the feud, and just like a Montague, hates the Capulet family. The invitation to the Capulet's party reveals that he has a brother named Valentine. Mercutio is apt to make long, drawn out speeches the most famous of which is the Queen Mab speechand is generally thought to be recklessa jesterand a free spirit.
Due to his reckless and flamboyant personality, Mercutio is one of Shakespeare's most popular characters. Mercutio is the instigator of many fights with his rather mean spirited humor, and often insults Tybalt, a renowned swordsman. It is Tybalt's temper that leads to Mercutio's death, and Romeo's banishment and the tragedy that follows.
However, Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, as Tybalt is Juliet's cousin and therefore his kinsman. Not knowing this, Mercutio is incensed, and decides to fight Tybalt himself.
Romeo, not wanting his best friend or his relative to get hurt, intervenes, causing Mercutio to be killed by Tybalt stabbing under Romeo's arm. Before he dies, Mercutio casts "a plague o' both your houses! In revenge for the murder of his best friend, Romeo slays Tybalt, thus leading to Romeo's banishment from Verona and the increasingly tragic turn of events that follows.
Page to Paris[ edit ] Another page accompanies Paris to the Capulet's crypt when he goes to mourn Juliet. When Romeo and Paris break into a brawl, the page runs away to call the Watch. He returns with the Watch too late to stop the fray and later testifies to the Prince of Paris' intentions.
House of Capulet[ edit ] The Capulet family in Italian, "Capuleti" in the play was named after an actual political faction of the 13th century.
They are also more developed, since more attention is given to their family life. He is very wealthy. He is sometimes commanding but also convivial, as at the ball: Hang thee, young baggage!
I tell thee what: Capulet's ultimatum to Juliet, Romeo and Juliet  Capulet believes he knows what is best for Juliet. He says his consent to the marriage depends upon what she wants and tells Count Paris that if he wants to marry Juliet he should wait a while then ask her.
Later, however, when Juliet is grieving over Romeo's departure, Capulet thinks her sorrow is due to Tybalt's death, and in a misguided attempt to cheer her up, he wants to surprise her by arranging a marriage between her and Count Paris. The catch is that she has to be "ruled" by her father and to accept the proposal.
When she refuses to become Paris' "joyful bride", saying that she can "never be proud of what she hates", Capulet becomes furious; threatens to make her a street urchin ; calls her a "hilding""unworthy", "young baggage ", a "disobedient wretch", a "green-sickness carrion", and "tallow-face"; and says God's giving Juliet to them was a " curse " and he now realises he and his wife had one child too many when Juliet was born in the earlier poem The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet.
In addition to threatening to turn her out, he threatens to sentence her to rot away in prison if she does not obey her parents' orders. He then storms away, and his wife also rejects Juliet before following him. He fixes the day of the marriage for Thursday and suddenly advances it to Wednesday out of anger and impulse.
His actions indicate that his daughter's wants were irrelevant all the way up to the point when he sees her unconscious on her bed presumably dead and later, when she is truly dead during the play's final scene. It is he who asks Lord Montague for his hand to end the feud between their families.
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Friar Laurence's messenger is unable to reach Romeo because of an outbreak of the plague, which has sealed the gates of the city, so Romeo is unaware of the Friar's plan to save Juliet from.