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5 November, 19:41

Why is Mercutio's strange "Queen Mab" Speech an example of a monologue?

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Mercutio recites the speech while alone on stage - to the audience only.

Mercutio recites a long speech directly to Romeo.

Mercutio makes a brief statement to himself which informs the audience of his thoughts and feelings.

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  1. 5 November, 20:26
    The correct answer is B.

    The fact that Mercutio recites a long speech to another character is enough to make it an example of a monologue.

    He does not have to be alone on stage - - that would make it a soliloquy. By contrast, a monologue is simply a long speech spoken by a single character who is not alone on stage.
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