Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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The scene begins with Romeo, Benvolio, and their friend Mercutio, along with several other people dressed on masks. Romeo is worried about how they are going to get into the house. Benvolio tells him not to worry that they are masked. Mercutio is in high spirits and starts to pick on his friends. Mercutio tries to get Romeo involved in the game and Romeo appears to be in no mood to play. Mercutio asks what is wrong with him, that they should be happy because they are going to the party. Romeo responds by telling Mercutio that maybe they should not go. When Mercutio ask why, Romeo tells him he had a dream. Mercutio tells him he did too and then proceeds to tell them all a story about the Queen of the fairies that he dreamed about the night before. This agitates Romeo and...

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