Romeo and Juliet - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

This scene opens with Romeo jumping over the wall into the Capulet orchard. Benvolio and Mercutio come down the lane looking for him. Mercutio hopes that maybe he has wised up and went home. Benvolio knows that he went over into the orchard and he believes Romeo did so in order to avoid them. Mercutio makes fun of Romeo and his affections. Benvolio tells him that Romeo would be angry if he overheard and should stop. Benvolio says that love is blind and sometimes makes people do foolish things. Mercutio rallies with maybe only the foolish fall in love. The men leave thinking that Romeo is in hiding and does not want to be found.

Act 2, Scene 1 Analysis

Romeo and his friends have just left the party. Romeo is ahead of the others and avoids them, by jumping over the wall into the orchard. Romeo...

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