In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, what does Mercutio's Queen Mab speech reveal about Mercutio? What do we learn about Mercutio from his speech?
The audience learns that Mercutio is more of a realist than an idealist. Mercutio seems to be a bit fed up with Romeo 's melancholy temperament over love and dreams; so, he mocks him by telling the legend of Queen Mab. Queen Mab is a tiny fairy who makes trouble for man and animals through dreams just to frustrate them or to make men run after...
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