The Comedy of Errors - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 is set in the mart, where Antipholus of Syracuse is speaking with the First Merchant. The First Merchant warns him of the strict laws against foreigners, telling him that a Syracusan merchant is to be executed that very sunset and suggests that Antipholus should pretend that he has come from Epidamnum in order to protect himself. The First Merchant then hands Antipholus a sum of money which has been in keeping for him.

Antipholus sends his servant, Dromio of Syracuse to an inn, the Centaur, where they are staying and instructs him to deposit the money there and then wait for his arrival. "Get thee away," Antipholus tells Dromio. Dromio jokes that if he took those orders seriously, he would run off with the money. Antipholus explains to the merchant that Dromio is fond of jesting and has been lightening his...

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