Romeo is outside the Capulet house alone. Romeo complains about his love although he hides the fact he loves Juliet not Rosaline. He says “Can I go forward when my heart is here Turn back, dull earth, and find thy center out.” Romeo then leaves the party. Benvolio and Mercutio enter and joke about Romeos love for Rosaline. His friends wonder where Romeo is. Mercutio says that Romeo left the party and ran home to bed.