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Mercutio is making a bawdy joke by suggesting that the nurse's fan is more beautiful than her face, implying that she is not an attractive woman. This showcases Mercutio's playful and witty character.

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The nurse calls to Peter and asks for her fan. Mercutio then says, "Good Peter, to hide her face, for her fan's the fairer face." What he means is that the Nurse's face is so ugly that the fan would look prettier, which is why she wants to hide her face.

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Q: What does Mercutio mean when he says her fan's the fairer face about Juliet 's nurse in Act 2 Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?
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