Ignorance. Cockiness. Usually these are not characteristics of desirable, cunning, and charming men. But in the Renaissance they were. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet all of these characteristics are wrapped into one man. Mercutio. Mercutio was very much liked by the people of Verona then, but today it would be a different story. He was a bold leader and a persuasive talker. In Romeo and Juliet Mercutio is the most dynamic character.
First of all, Mercutio is a good talker. In the very first words Mercutio says, he is able to convince Romeo into crashing the Capulet party when he said, “Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance” an unthinkable thing to do for he was a Montague. Then he said, “You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings and soar with them above a common bound.” It showed his ability to persuade and convince. Also, he was able to force Romeo into looking at other girls. This was important to the whole story because if Mercutio could not convince him into ...