People should be less childish and behave good in situations

Act 1, Scene 4

"That dreamers often lie"(1010, 560). Mercutio is speaking to Romeo trying to get Romeo to go into the Capulets party. Mercutio should respect his friend and should act supportive in this scene instead of teasing him.

Act 2, Scene 1

"Nay, I'll conjure too. Romeo! humors! madman! passion! lover!...I conjure thee by her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh..."(1021, 8-21). Mercutio is talking at Romeo, trying to get him out of hiding. Mercutio is being a drunken child throughout these lines, he is saying an inappropriate tease to try and get Romeo out to go home with them.

Act 3, Scene 1

"And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something. Make it a word and a blow"(1045, 40-43). Mercutio is speaking to Tybalt, telling him to not only speak to them but for him to start a fight. Mercutio is acting in terrible ways for the situation in act, he shouldn't try to provoke Tybalt.

Act 2, Scene 4

"No hare, sir, unless a hare, sir, in a Lenten pie—that is, something stale and hoar ere it be spent"(1035, 137-138). Mercutio saying this to Romeo about the nurse shows Mercutio being childish and not understanding he should control what he says.

Adv. Eng 1 Block 5

Sarah Edington


11 December 2014