Act 2, Scene 1

Act 2, Scene 1
Outside Capulets Orchard
Time: Late Sunday night
Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Events: As the three boys, Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio, exit the party Romeo gets the sudden urge to go back to the party. Although Mercutio and Benvolio still don’t know about his new romance for Juliet and joke about his love for Rosaline. The cousins say that Romeo is a madman and in the words of Benvolio he says, “Blind is his love, and best befits the dark”. In this play Shakespeare keeps referring Romeo to darkness and being blind. As in Romeo keeps jumping into “blind” situations that he won’t know the outcome. He also says, “he best befits the dark” and this isn’t the first time Shakespeare has done this. Because Romeo keeps being referred to darkness something may come up soon in the play that is bad.

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