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

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Act 2, Scene 2 is set in a public place. Antipholus of Syracuse enters, perplexed. He has discovered that his gold was safe at the inn all along, and the innkeeper has informed him that Dromio had only shortly left the premises to seek him out. After comparing their information, Antipholus of Syracuse and the innkeeper came to the conclusion that there is no way that he could have spoken to Dromio earlier. It is a confusing situation.

Dromio of Syracuse enters and Antipholus of Syracuse begins to question him about the conversation he had earlier with Dromio of Ephesus. Dromio of Syracuse does not understand what his master is talking about and denies having had the conversation. Angered, Antipholus begins to beat Dromio, who continues to insist that no conversation took place. Dromio distracts Antipholus' attention by engaging him in banter, playing on words until they...

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