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Which of the following is the LEAST plausible reason why Mercutio is removed from the play halfway through?

A

His humorous nature would not fit in with the heightened sadness and grief of the rest of the play.

B

Romeo needed to be the hero and Mercutio would (unwittingly) threaten to steal the show.

C

The tragic nature of the play is intensified when Mercutio, as Romeo’s best friend, dies.

D

If Mercutio were still alive at the end, Romeo would not have killed himself to be with Juliet.

E

His death propelled Romeo to kill Tybalt, an event that was vital for the plot to move forward.

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