Act 1, Scene IV

Location: Outside Capulet’s Mansion

Time: Sunday Evening

Characters: Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio

Summary:  Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio are standing outside the mansion and are talking. Romeo brings up how love is heavy and how he cannot handle it. The conversation finishes with Romeo bringing up a bad dream he had the previous night. The dream was about something bad happening at the party but we do not know what it is. Romeo thinks going to the party would end up in something bad. Mercutio explains how dreams are often lies and goes on about theories why dreams happen. Romeo also makes references about how God would direct his sail; as he was a boat.

 Romeo “I’ll be the candle-holder and look on: the game was ne’er so fair, and I am done”

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