Where does Mercutio mock love in Romeo and Juliet?

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Mercutio mocks Romeo for being in love twice: in Act I, Scene 4, and Act II, Scene 1.

In Act I, Scene 4, Romeo, Mercutio, and their friends are about to crash the Capulets' party. At this point, Romeo has not yet seen Juliet; he is still lovesick over Rosaline. He says he does not intend to dance because love makes him too "heavy" to dance. Instead, he will just hold a torch. Mercutio wants to get Romeo to dance, so he starts to argue with him.

Mercutio does not mock Romeo savagely in this scene, but he is not taking Romeo's lovesick state very seriously, either. At first, he suggests Romeo should "borrow Cupid's wings" to make himself light. When Romeo keeps insisting love is making him miserable, Mercutio says, "If love be rough with you, be...

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