In Act 1 scene 4, what is revealed about Mercutio's character?

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As Mercutio, Benvolio, Romeo and others walk to the Capulet's masquerade party in scene four of the first act, Mercutio shows himself to be a witty, high-spirited storyteller as well as a pragmatist, determined to cajole Romeo out of his sad moping for Rosaline.
 
In the opening part of the scene, Romeo says he has a "soul of lead," apparently because of his unrequited love for Rosaline, and Mercutio dismisses that sadness. In sharp contrast to drooping Romeo, Mercutio takes a robust and aggressive stand against love, advising Romeo to master and not be mastered by it. Mercutio tells Romeo:
If love be rough with you, be rough with love.
Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.
He continues, after Romeo mentions a dream that makes him uneasy, to weave a lively and poetic, if cynical, story about the fairy Queen Mab, so tiny she uses an "empty...

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that he is romeos best friend and that he cares 4 roemo that why he took him to the masque party to find another true love

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