-Romeo and Juliet-

Act 2 Scene 1

This scene takes place outside the Capulet orchard. Having left the feast, Romeo decides that he cannot go home. He must instead try to find Juliet. Romeo hopes to see Juliet again after falling in love with her at first sight during the Capulet masquerade ball. He leaps the orchard wall when he hears Mercutio and Benvolio approaching. 

Benvolio and Mercutio call out for Romeo. They are sure he is nearby, but Romeo does not answer. The pair begin to become frustrated, Mercutio mocks Romeo’s feelings for Rosaline in an obscene speech. Mercutio and Benvolio exit under the assumption that Romeo does not want to be found.

Plot Summary

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.

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