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Romeo and Juliet

Is mercutio a Capulet or Montague or neither one?

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Neither one. He is related to the Prince, but is more friendly to the Montagues. His cousin Paris is also neither Capulet or Montague although he is friendly with the Capulets.

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Only one of Romeo's friends is related to the prince and that is Mercutio; he is a kinsman to the prince. Therefore he is not a Montague not a Capulet.


One person answered: Capulet - it was Capulet's desire to have his daughter, Juliet, marry within the family or in other words Paris. However, this is wrong. Paris is a relative of Duke Escalus, which is why he says at the end of the play that he has lost "a brace of kinsmen" (Paris and Mercutio). Juliet had never met Paris before the party where she also meets Romeo. Paris is neither Montague nor Capulet


Montague vowed to make a gold statue of Juliet, and Capulet promised to make one of Romeo.


Capulet:What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho!Lady Capulet;A crutch, a crutch! why call you for a sword?Capulet:My sword, I say! old Montague is come,And flourishes his blade in spite of me.Enter old Montague and his wife Lady MontagueMontague:Thou villain Capulet! - Hold me not, let me go!Lady Montague:Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe.


They make gold Statues of each others children. Lord Montague makes one of Juliet and Lord Capulet makes one for Romeo. They make gold Statues of each others children. Lord Montague makes one of Juliet and Lord Capulet makes one for Romeo.


They do not interact personally at all during the play. In Act I Scene 1, Capulet comes into the marketplace and sees the fighting and says, "My sword, I say! Old Montague is come, and flourishes his blade in spite of me." Except this is not true: the stage direction "Enter Montague" comes after he delivers this line. Capulet imagines Montague, who is offstage, to be there flourishing his blade. Montague then comes on and says "Thou villain Capulet!" but is restrained from entering the marketplace. The upshot is that they do not meet or fight. They each see the other's servants and imagine him to be there.This first meeting sets the tone for the feud. It is all in people's minds. You will note that neither Montague or Capulet ever start a fight: it is always their servants or people like Tybalt and Mercutio who belong to different families, quarrelsome people who take advantage of the feud to quarrel. We know that Capulet would just as soon not fight Montague. To Paris he confesses that he is happy with the Prince's edict so long as it binds both families. When Romeo is discovered at the party and Tybalt wants to start a fight, Capulet forbids him, insulting Tybalt and praising Romeo.In other words, Capulet and Montague are ripe for reconciliation. They only needed the one event to push them to this conclusion. The price was, unfortunately, very steep.



Montagues and Capulets, specifically Abram and Balthazar for the Montagues and Gregory and Sampson for the Capulets. As things escalate, Benvolio and Montague weigh in on the Montague side and Tybalt and Capulet join in on the Capulet side.


Mercutio curses the young men because he was not a part of either The Capulet or Montague family, and yet he was the one who suffered for the quarrel bewtween them. He was stabbed by Tybalt while he was standing up for Romeo, and therefore he was angry with both of them for fighting hence "A plague o' bothyour houses!".


There is only one "long-standing conflict" in the play and it is between the Capulet family and their hangers-on, and the Montague family and their hangers-on. It is not expressly stated, but we get the impression that this particular feud has been going on since before Capulet and Montague were born. In a sense, if you want to talk about individual conflicts, Capulet and Montague, both older men, have been enemies theoretically since they were children.


There are three fights in Romeo and Juliet: one in Act 1, one in Act 3, and one in Act 5. All three are started by the Capulets, or rather by people who are not Capulets themselves but consider themselves to be in the Capulets' camp, and who start fights with Montagues just because.The fight in Act 1 is started by Samson and Gregory, who are not Capulets but rather two Capulet servants who start a fight with some Montague servants just because they outnumber them..The fight in Act 2 is started by Tybalt, who is not a Capulet but rather Mrs. Capulet's brother's son. He is determined to have a fight with Romeo, just because he is a Montague and he came to the Capulet party. (Tybalt ignores the fact that Capulet was OK with Romeo being at the party, and seeing that it was Capulet's house, it was none of Tybalt's business) When Romeo won't fight, Tybalt goes after Mercutio instead.The fight in Act 3 is started by Paris, who is not a Capulet, but is the guy Capulet was trying to set up with Juliet. He sees Romeo in the graveyard, and assumes that he is there to desecrate some Capulet graves, just because he is a Montague.


Neither character has much to do with hate, they have more to do with love. Romeo does not hate anyone; he becomes furiously angry at Tybalt for long enough to kill him but does not hate him. In fact, Romeo is quite conciliatory to Tybalt until Tybalt kills Mercutio. Romeo doesn't hate anyone. In fact, the Montagues seem to be quite peaceful and not quarrelsome at all. The quarrel in Act 1 Scene 1 is forced on them by the Capulet servants and then Tybalt. Benvolio tries to make peace. Mercutio (not a Montague, just a friend of theirs) provokes Tybalt who is looking for a fight anyway. Romeo and Benvolio try to stop it. The hating seems to come more from the Capulet side. Tybalt says, "I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee" to Benvolio. Juliet automatically says "my only love sprung from my only hate" and "I must love a loathed enemy"on her first encounter with a Montague of any description. But increasingly she leaves behind the artificial hate for Montagues which she has been taught. Curiously the hatred seems to come more from her mother, who is a Capulet only by marriage, as we see in her frantic denunciation of Benvolio "He is a kinsman to the Montague; affection makes him false", whereas Capulet does not appear to hate Romeo just because he is a Montague "'A bears him like a portly gentleman, and to say truth, Verona brags of him to be a virtuous and well-governed gentleman." It's odd that the feud seems to be carried on by everyone except the Montagues and Capulets themselves. Mercutio, one of the Prince's relatives, the Capulet servants, Lady Capulet, and Tybalt, who is her "brother's son" and thus no Capulet at all, seem to be the ones spoiling for a fight.


Because if they fight each other one more time they will be banished from the city.


It was not the names as such, but what they represented. Most of the people in the play that fight because of the Montague/Capulet rivalry are not called Montague or Capulet. This includes Samson, Gregory and Abram, who start the fight in Act 1. They are servants, not members of the family. Tybalt says he hates all Montagues, but is his name Capulet? No it is not. His father is Lady Capulet's brother. It is more of a label for a gang than a family name: Tybalt's name is not Capulet, but he hangs with the Capulet gang; Mercutio's name is not Montague, but he hangs with the Montague gang. Disputes, feuds or wars between gangs or factions of one kind or another are of course something that has gone on forever and are still going on, and are not limited to "back then"


Well, it's Tybalt basically, and he is not so much after Montagues as after one Montague, namely Romeo. "Here comes my man" he says. The interesting thing is that Tybalt is not a Capulet. His auntie is married to a Capulet is all. He has no stake in the feud--he just likes to fight. Mercutio isn't a Montague either, since he is related to the Prince. And if you notice, during the trial scene at the end of act 3 scene 1, it is Mrs. Capulet, who is only a Capulet by marriage, who is trying to stir up the feud again, since Tybalt is her relative. Capulet hangs back, because Tybalt is not his relative and he doesn't like him much (think about how he talked to him in Act 1 Scene 5).


When Montague wants to build a golden statue to Juliet, and Capulet wants to build one to Romeo, it is a sign that the families will be getting along better in the future.


Raise a statue of Romeo in return for the one that Montague will erect for Juliet in gold. Agrees to end feud although you could argue there is a sense of competitiveness in raising a statue 'as equally rich' as the one Montague says he will create for Juliet.


The feud between the Montagues and the Capulets: No one remembers how it started or who started it. The fight in the beginning: Montague and Capulet servants egg each other on. They both start it. The fight where Mercutio and Tybalt die: Tybalt started the fight. The argument between Juliet and her father: Juliet started the fight by refusing to obey her parents' wishes.


In Act II, scene i, Mercutio and Benvolio see Romeo sneak off behind the Capulet house. Romeo initially came to the party because he wanted to see his one true love (Rosaline), and he ended up meeting his newest love, Juliet. Mercutio believes that Romeo is sneaking behind the Capulet house to be with Rosaline, and he calls bawdy jokes to Romeo. It is ironic that Romeo is looking for his "one true love," but it's not who Mercutio thinks. Mercutio tries to "conjure" Romeo up by calling out Rosaline's name, but he no longer cares for her since seeing Juliet.


They are not brother and sister. However they are star crossed lovers, one a Capulet t'other a Montague. How will it end...we start our story in the streets of Vienna.


no one..it was the prologue it wasn't in the prologue. the prince said it after the servants fought.


It would be more likely if they actually disclosed it to their families. As it was, no member of their families even knew about it until they were dead. It is actually apparent that the leaders of the families, Capulet and Montague, would be delighted to make peace. They are not the ones who start the fights. Please note that the fight in Act 1 Scene 1 is caused by the servants of Capulet and Montague, who are not Capulets and Montagues themselves. Tybalt, in particular, is the son of Mrs. Capulet's brother and is not a Capulet himself. Benvolio is a Montague alright but he is trying to stop the fight. Eventually Montague and Capulet get drawn into a fight they didn't start. In the next scene, Capulet sounds relieved by the Prince's edict, so long as it applies to both families. "But Montague is bound as well as I, in penalty alike, and 'tis not hard, I think, for men so old as we to keep the peace." Again, in Act 1 Scene 5, it is Tybalt the non-Capulet that wants to fight with Romeo because he is a Montague. Capulet tells him to go to, and that he is a saucy boy for wanting to fight with someone so obviously well-behaved and well spoken of as Romeo. Capulet shows nothing but admiration for Romeo. In Act 3, Scene 1 we again have a fight breaking out between non-Capulet Tybalt and non-Montague Mercutio, who is actually related to the Prince. He just hangs with the Montagues. In Romeo's trial, it is Mrs. Capulet who is ranting on about giving Romeo the death penalty for killing Tybalt. Capulet says not a word. Perhaps he is privately thinking "Good riddance" but dares not say so with his wife there. Finally, in the last Act, more fighting breaks out between Paris and Romeo. Paris is another one of the Prince's kinsmen, another non-Capulet, and insists on fighting Romeo, no matter how Romeo pleads for him to go away and leave him alone. The Montagues don't figure as much in the story as the Capulets do, but it is worth noting that Rosaline, the girl Romeo is after before he meets Juliet, is in fact Juliet's first cousin on her father's side, and therefore a Capulet. And Romeo's cousin, the Montague Benvolio, thinks this is perfectly OK. All of this leads me to believe that if Romeo and Juliet had told their parents of their love for each other, their fathers (although perhaps not Juliet's mother) would likely have said, "Great idea! And thank God, it will put an end to this stupid feud!"


Juliets relatives are the Capulets. In the book it talks of.... Lady Capulet, Capulet, Tybalt. Lady Capulet is Juliets Mother (She encourages Paris' and Juliets marriage) Capulet is Juliets father (The one who forces her to marry Paris) Tybalt is Juliets cousin. (He picks a fight with Mercutio and kills him. Romeo takes revenge for his friend and kills Tybalt. That is why Romeo is banished from Verona)


Romeo Montague is one of the fictional protagonists in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He is the heir of the Montague family of Verona, and falls in love and dies with Juliet Capulet, the daughter of the Capulet house. He was in love with Rosaline before he meet Juliet but quickly forgot about her when he saw Juliet, saying one of the most famous quotes.... " did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."


Romeo Montague is one of the main characters in the play written by William Shakespeare. Romeo falls in love with Juliet Capulet, whose family has an ongoing feud with the Montagues.



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