Mercrutio, from “Romeo and Juliet”, is a witty cynic, anti-romantic character who views love as a solely physical quest as shown at the beginning of the play where all Mercruto talks about is his plan with the Capulet ladies. He mocks Romeo’s ideas of romance, as he find them to be annoying, and even tries to convince Romeo to accept love as a matter of sexual desire. His opinion is apparent when he calls Romeo “Romeo! Madman! Passion! Lover! ” (II.i.7). Mercutio’s expressiveness and vivid imagination is displays clearly in his Queen Mab Speech, while showing his cynical beliefs. Unlike the majority, Mercrutio believes much in external physical force and is in denial to faith even to his death bed. Being so different from the rest of Shakespeare’s character, Mercrutio is one of the most extraordinary characters of Shakespeare’s.
In “Romeo and Juliet”, by Shakespeare, one of the most important and glamorous setting would be the masquerade party. It is the first place Romeo and Juliet meet each other. The theme, masquerade is important because it requires everybody to wear a mask. The masks hide every individual’s identity and thus when the lovers meet and fall in love they do not deny themselves knowing the opposite is an enemy of your family. Also Capulet knows Romeo is present at his party but according to Capulet, because it is an honorable event with “the wealth of all the town,” he must “Therefore be patient. Take no note of [Romeo] “(I. v. 68.70). This setting is very significant to the course of the lovers’. Only this setting fits of it role and no other could do the same.