Short Summary / Biography:
Mercutio is a kinsman to Prince Escalus and is a close friend of Romeo's. He is a witty man with a flair for colorful, descriptive language, enjoying wordplay immensely. He does not share Romeo's romantic nature.
However, he is very loyal to his good friend.
After Tybalt insults Romeo, Mercutio challenges him to a duel and is killed by Tybalt. Mercutio is one of the play's most memorable characters.