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Romeo and Juliet. Act One. Scene One. There is a fight between servants of the Capulet house and the Montague house The fight escalates until the prince gets involved to enforce peace in Verona

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Romeo and Juliet

Act One


Scene One

  • There is a fight between servants of the Capulet house and the Montague house

  • The fight escalates until the prince gets involved to enforce peace in Verona

  • Montague, Lady Montague and Benvolio are worried about Romeo because he has been sad and he isolates himself from others

  • Romeo is sad about a woman

  • He is in love but Rosaline has decided to live a life of chastity


Scene Two

  • Capulet is questioned by Paris about Juliet’s marriage prospects and declares that he wishes to marry her

  • Capulet believes Juliet is still too young(13), but he will consider Paris’s proposal

  • Romeo and Benvolio encounter a Capulet servant who has been sent to invite people to a party

  • The party is a Capulet tradition

  • The servant cannot read, so he asks Romeo and Benvolio to help him decipher the message


Scene Two Continued

  • Romeo and Benvolio help Peter, and he in turn invites them to the party so long as they are not Montagues

  • Benvolio wants to go to the Capulet party to help Romeo shake his sadness

  • Benvolio believes that if Romeo puts himself out there are looks at other beautiful women he will forget about Rosaline

  • Romeo agrees to go with Benvolio to the Capulet party


Scene Three

  • Lady Capulet, Nurse, and Juliet are in Juliet’s room before the party

  • Lady Capulet tells Juliet of Paris’s marriage proposal

  • Lady Capulet believes this proposal is a good one and that Juliet should accept it

  • Nurse agrees with Lady Capulet and reminisces about Juliet as a baby

  • Juliet does not want to get married yet


Scene Four

  • Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio go to the Capulet party in masks

  • Romeo is still miserable and does not want to dance

  • Benvolio and Mercutio do their best to change Romeo’s mood, but he still does not want to be at the party

  • Romeo says, “ I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequence et hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night’s revels, and expire the term of a despised life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of my untimely death.”

  • Romeo is predicting that something bad will happen tonight and it will end with his death


Scene Five

  • Capulet welcomes the masked men to his party

  • Romeo notices Juliet and asks a servant about her but the servant does not know who she is

  • Tybalt recognizes that Romeo and his friends are Montagues and confronts Capulet about their presence

  • Capulet tells Tybalt not to start a fight because they are in Capulet’s home and he has heard that Romeo has a good reputation and does not believe he is there to fight

  • Tybaltstates, “I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall now seeming sweet, convert to bitterness gall.”


Scene Five Continued

  • Romeo flirts with Juliet (they do not yet know who the other is)

  • “Let lips do what hands do”

  • Romeo and Juliet kiss

  • Romeo learns who Juliet is from Nurse

  • “O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.” – Romeo

  • “If he be married my grave is like to be my wedding bed.” – Juliet


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