Romeo and Juliet – Act 2, Scene 1 – Scene Summary

Romeo and Juliet

Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Location: Outside Capulets orchard

Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio

Time: Late Sunday night

Scene events: Romeo wants to stay at Capulets house to see Juliet again, but Mercutio and Benvolio want to leave because they realise the danger that they are in if anyone recognizes them. Mercutio tries to lure Romeo out by speaking of Rosaline, but in fact, he does not know of Romeos new lover and still thinks that Romeo is still after Rosaline. Eventually, Mercutio and Benvolio give up hope of finding Romeo and leave the orchard as it is too cold to sleep there.

Quote: Benvolio “Blind is his love, and best befits the dark”

Romeo “Can I go forward when my heart is here? Turn back, dull earth, and find thy centre out”.

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