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

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

At the house of Antipholus of Ephesus, Adriana and her sister, Luciana, are impatiently waiting for Antipholus and Dromio to return. Adriana, the wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, is both hurt and jealous because of her husband's absence, but Luciana suggests that perhaps business is keeping her husband away. Adriana will not be comforted and complains of her husband's neglect of her. She dismisses Luciana's comments, saying that an unmarried woman cannot understand what it is like to be a neglected wife.

Dromio of Ephesus returns alone. The women immediately press him for details about Antipholus' whereabouts, and he explains that the master beat him and appears to have gone quite mad. When Dromio asked Antipholus to return home for dinner, Antipholus demanded 1,000 marks in gold and denied his wife and house.

Furious, Adriana insists that Dromio go back out in search of his master...

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