The Queen Mab Speech: Mercutio’s Unwitting Prophecy

"She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes / In shape no bigger than an agate stone / On the forefinger of an alderman" (I.iv.59-60).Mercutio's famous Queen Mab speech (I.iv.58-100) has elicited many interpretations, such as the belief that the monologue demonstrates Mercutio's genius at improvisation as well as the notion that it pinpoints Mercutio's … Continue reading The Queen Mab Speech: Mercutio’s Unwitting Prophecy