Mercutio

By: Malinda Smedley

Act 1 Scene 4

Romeo speaks to Mercutio about his dream, "Romeo; 'I dreamt a dream tonight' Mercutio; 'And so did I' Romeo; 'Well what was yours?' Mercutio; 'That dreamers often lie'" (Shakespere p.1010 lines 53-56). Romeo wants advice, but Mercutio just makes fun of his love induced dream thinking him silly for believing it.
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Act 2 Scene 1

In which Mercutio once again, is making fun of Romeo's lovesickness. "Mercutio; '...Romeo!... Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh....'"(Shakespere p1021 lines 9-10). Romeo's behavior is rather funny to Mercutio, so he never really takes it seriously and instead jokes about it.
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Act 2 Scene 4

Mecutio speaks to Benvolio about Tybalt, "Mercutio;'More than Prince of Cats....Ah, the immortal passado! The punto reverso! The hay!'"(Shakespere p1032 lines 20-27). Mercutio jokes about how Tybalt shares his name with a sly cat in a fable. He jokes about how apt everyone says Tybalt is in a battle.
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Theme: People should have fun in life: Act 3 Scene 1

Mercutio pokes fun at Benvolio, "Mercutio;'Thy head is full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat...'"(Shakespere p1044 lines 16-24). Mercutio has fun in life by jokin with others, here he jokes with Benvolio even though everyone knows Benvolio would never start a fight due to his peaceful nature.
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