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Romeo and Juliet

In the play romeo and Juliet Apart from clashing with Tybalt what role does Mercutio play in the story Is he merely a colorful supporting character and brilliant source of comic relief or does he serv?

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September 17, 2014 4:17PM

Mercutio is not just comic relief. He has purpose in this play. He is Romeo's friend and confidante. He longs for peace between the two houses, and rightly points out to Romeo, that his love with Juliet will only end in tragedy.