Romeo And Juliet Scene Summaries Essay

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Romeo And Juliet Scene Summaries Act I, Prologue: The prologue to Act I is written in the form of a sonnet and provides a clear, concise summary of the play. Romeo and Juliet will fall in love but their fate is death. The feuding of their families is at fault. Act I, Scene 1: The scene opens in the streets of Verona. Gregory and Sampson, servants of the house of Capulet, are discussing their enemies, the Montagues, when two of the Montague servants, Abram and Balthasar, enter. Benvolio, of the house of Montague, enters and is attempting to break up the fight when Tybalt enters. Tybalt mistakenly assumes that Benvolio has drawn his sword on the Capulet servants and challenges him to a duel.…show more content…
Eventually, he gives Paris permission to attempt to win the consent of Juliet herself. He then instructs a servant to take a list of names and invite those people to a gathering at the Capulet house. Act I, Scene 3: Scene 3 opens in a room in the Capulet house. Capulet's wife has the Nurse call for Juliet. The Nurse reminisces about Juliet's childhood. Juliet has not thought of marriage, being only 13. Her mother tells her that she was a mother by the time she was Juliet's age and then alerts her to Paris' interest. Juliet replies that she will behave in accordance with her parents' wishes. If they are happy with Paris as the choice for her husband, she will marry him, but does not express personal acceptance of the man. Act I, Scene 4: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio, and others make their way to the Capulet house. Mercutio had been trying to lighten the mood with vulgar jokes and jests and finally launches into this speech full of vulgar imagery. Mercutio believes dreams to be simple fantasy, though Romeo believes them to be prophetic .Romeo believes that his life is now moving in an uncontrollable direction and so he is not afraid. Act I, Scene 5: Romeo spots Juliet and falls instantly in love. Tybalt recognizes the voice of Romeo and instantly jumps to attack. He is stopped by Capulet who says that Romeo is causing no trouble and will therefore be tolerated. Romeo and Juliet talk
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