William Shakespeare's play that has the line "He jests at scars that never felt a wound" is "Romeo and Juliet". This is a quote at the very beginning of scene 2: Balcony Scene Glossary (2.2). Romeo is referring to all the "jests" made about him in scene 1. Romeo is implying that Mercutio, a close friend and a blood relative to Prince Escalus and Count Paris, is able to laugh at a man who is in love because he (Mercutio) has never been in love himself. By using the word 'scars', Romeo is implying that he has been in love more than once and has recovered from a failure. He has gotten over his prior love for Rosaline. He now loves Juliet.

"Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy, written by William Shakespeare in the last years of the 16th century. This play was written early in Shakespeare's career. It is about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It has been considered an ubiquitous play, which Shakespeare said fit some existing circumstances. So, he wrote about a very relevant situation.

During Shakespeare's lifetime, the play's popularity was clearly noted. Great admiration for the play has continued. Today, it is read and performed again and again through various media throughout the world.

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