Mercutio

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Death of Mercutio

Mercutio is a character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He is a young man and friend to Romeo. When Romeo declines to participate in a duel with a family enemy, Mercutio takes Romeo's place and is killed as Romeo tries to end the duel. Mercutio is a talkative young man. His most famous speech is the Queen Mab speech.