Act 1 Scene 4
Romeo, Benvolio, and their friend Mercutio walk through the streets to the Capulets’ party, they’re all wearing masks to hide their identities. Romeo remains depressed over Rosaline, so Mercutio attempts to take his mind of it. Mercutio responds with a long speech about Queen Mab of the fairies, who visits people’s dreams.
The speech begins to help Romeo however, Mercutio becomes almost entranced by it. Romeo steps in to stop the speech and calm Mercutio down. Benvolio refocuses their attention on how they’ll get into the feast. Romeo voices one last concern, worrying that the Capulets will recognise them, resulting in their deaths.
Romeo and Juliet is a multi-award winning play written by William Shakespeare. It is a tragic love story where the two main characters are from rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Therefore, Romeo and Juliet are supposed to be sworn enemies but fall deeply in love. Due to their families’ ongoing conflict and inability to solve their differences, they cannot be together. The tragedy results in both killing themselves because they cannot cope with being separated from one another.