Mercutio

Friend to Romeo

Intro

Mercutio is a kinsman to Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona, and he is a good friend of Romeo Montague. He is also friends with Benvolio, Romeo's friend/cousin, and Balthasar, Romeo's servant. Some would say that Mercutio is a foolish man and that people should not say foolish things. People will say foolish words or phrases, but Mercutio says a lot of foolish words or phrases.

Act 1, Scene 4

"You are a lover. Borrow Cupid's wings And soar with them above a common bound." (1009 17-18) Mercutio is basically telling Romeo what to do. Mercutio pretty much told Romeo to go and get a pair of wings and try to fly.

Act 2, Scene 4

"Farewell, ancient lady. Farewell, [sings] lady, lady, lady." (1036 147-148) Mercutio is making fun of the Nurse by the way is talking. Mercutio is acting foolish by the way he says to the nurse when he calls her an old lady.

Act 3, Scene 1

"Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch." (1047 98-99) Mercutio is clearly lying when telling that he was barely touched when obviously he was fatally wounded. In other words, Mercutio was hurt pretty bad and then lied about it.

Act 1, Scene 4

"Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance." (1009 13-13) Mercutio is a fool because he didn't make Romeo dance with anybody. Mercutio is a hypocrite.