Romeo and Juliet - Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 4 Summary

Benvolio and Mercutio are talking about where Romeo is. Romeo did not come home the last night and Mercutio believes it is because he is mourning his love for Rosaline. The two begin to talk about the challenge that Tybalt has sent to Romeo about the night before. The men believe that Romeo will answer it, but fear for him because they believe Tybalt to be the better fighter. Romeo enters at this point. The men are upset that he gave them the slip the night before. Romeo apologizes, telling him that he had some urgent business to attend to. The men are relieved that he seems to be out of his melancholy and back to being his old self.

Juliet's nurse and Peter come up the street and they tease the nurse as she walks by. The nurse chastises them and then asks if...

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