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One example is Mercutio, the showy male bird, who enjoys quarreling, fencing and joking.
Similarly, he suggests that Romeo's love-melancholy is effeminate, while his more sociable self is properly masculine.
Therefore, his happiest when Romeo rejoins his witty, crazy group of male friends: "Now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo; now art thou art, by art as well as by nature" (89-90). Following Mercutio's death, for example, Romeo fears that his love of Juliet has effeminized him: "Thy beauty hath made me effeminate/And in my temper soften'd valour's steel" (III.i.116-117) so that his reputation as a man is "stain'd" (III.i.1113).
The action is moved to America and happening in the end of 20th century.
In an imaginary city Verona Beach the two powerful clans Montague (Anglo-Saxon) and Capulet (Latinos) brutally rival.