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The Role of Queen Mab in "Romeo and Juliet"

Summary: The significance of the character "Queen Mab" in Mercutio's speech in "Romeo and Juliet," the classic play by William Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare often mentioned characters or individuals from the mythological world, folklore, or the Bible in his works. The audiences in Shakespeare's time recognized the names when an allusion was made and understood how that person or character related to the play. One such allusion made in Romeo and Juliet was Queen Mab. According to myths, Queen Mab was the queen of the fairies. She was used in Mercutio's speech to help the audience understand the irrelevance of dreams.

The story of Queen Mab was very well known in Shakespeare's time. She was identified as the bringer of dreams in many pieces of literature. Authors were also very detailed with her physical descriptions. She traveled by a wagon drawn by tiny creatures as described in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This wagon was made out of objects only from nature such as...

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