**Do Not write about Romeo & Juliet**
******This is about the two characters (Tybalt & Mercutio)*******
- How does the secondary character you have chosen influence Romeo and/or Juliet?
- How do the actions of the secondary character you have chosen impact the eventual tragic ending?
- What, if anything, would have been different if this character had not been created? Would the ending be different? Why or why not?
- Discuss what theme this character contributes to and how? Provide examples wherever possible."
Role of Tybalt and Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet Name: Institution: Role of Tybalt and Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet Tybalt and Mercutio are two minor characters in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt is a cousin to Juliet and a nephew to Lord Capulet. He is mortally stabbed by Romeo after he kills Mercutio in a street brawl, resulting in Romeo getting banished from Verona. This essay looks at how these two characters influence the play and affect the eventual tragic ending. It will also discuss what themes the characters contribute to and how they do it. Mercutio has a significant effect on the lives of both Romeo and Juliet. For instance, it is his actions that cause the death of Tybalt. Also, he is indirectly responsible for Romeo and Juliet meeting. According to Hunter & Lichtenfels (2009), he is presented as an anti-romantic character who perceives lo