Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio, all went on their way to the Capulets feast. Still depressed Romeo thinks about how they will get into the Capulets feast, since they are Montagues. he says he will not dance at the feast. Romeo didn’t find it amusing saying that he had a dream and saw that going to the feast was a bad idea. Mercutio says a long speech about Queen Mab of the fairies, who visits people’s dreams. Romeo steps in to stop the speech and calm Mercutio down. Mercutio admits that he has been talking of nothing, noting that dreams are but “the children of an idle brain”. Benvolio gets their attention on actually getting to the feast. Romeo talks about one last concern about him having feelings that the night’s activities will set in motion as an action of fate, resulting to his death. But, putting himself in the hands of “he who hath the steerage of my course,” Romeo’s spirits rise, and he continues with his friends toward the feast.

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  1. This is an excellent summary of the scene, Jamie. There’s a real sense of your command of the events – you have made a perfect selection of detail, and you identified the key quotations easily.

    Nice work, as always.


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