Act 2, Scene 4

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Mercutio and Benvolio tease Romeo, who sends a secret message to Juliet through her Nurse.

Summary

Still in search of Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio finally run into their friend on the street. We learn from Benvolio that the Montagues have received a threatening note from Tybalt, directed at Romeo. Mercutio is worried about lovesick Romeo’s ability to best the talented Tybalt in a duel. Soon enough, they run into Romeo, and they note that he’s no longer moping. Romeo and Mercutio banter for a while, until Juliet’s nurse arrives. She pulls Romeo aside, and he tells her to tell Juliet to meet him at Friar Lawrence’s cell that afternoon, all while keeping arrangements secret from his friends.

 

 Character Interview: Mercutio

MyShakespeare | Romeo & Juliet 2.4 Interview with Mercutio