The theme of death in Romeo & Juliet
The theme of death is portrayed many times by the characters Mercutio, Romeo, and Juliet. The first instance of this theme was in act 3 when Mercutio challenged Tybalt to a sword fight. 'Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find a grave man.'(3.1.104) Also as Mercutio is dying he says 'Help me into some house, Benvolio, Or I shall Faint.' (3.1.113.) Both quotes show how Mercutio partook in the death theme.
In Act 5, Romeo again reveals the death theme. Upon hearing of Juliet's death, he is so heartbroken that he goes to the apothecary to get poison so he can join Juliet. 'To Juliet's grave;…
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