Summary on Act 1 of R&J

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Autumn Cook
Mrs. Schaeffer/ Mrs. Lavie
English 9 Period 1
11 November 2012
Summary of Act I of “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”
In Scene I, Samson and Gregory are saying how much they hate the Montagues. When they see the Montagues-Abram and Balthasar, Sampson bites his thumb at them, and him and Abram begin to fight. Benvolio and Tybalt enter, and they fight. Later an Officer, Citizens, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Montague, Lady Montague, and following Prince Escalus enter. The Prince announces that they have fought in these streets three times, and if they do it again someone will be killed. He also says for Capulet to go with him, and Montague will talk with him later. Montague, Benvolio, and Lady Montague converse about Romeo, and
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The servant comes in and announces the guests are here, and Capulet says that the count is waiting for her.
Scene IV starts with Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio dressed as maskers, and six other maskers carrying a drum and torches. Romeo states that he doesn’t want to dance, and Mercutio wants him to dance. Romeo thinks that it is smart of them to go to the ball, because of his dream; Mercutio also had a dream, but Romeo thinks his dream is nonsense. Romeo thinks the party will be the start of something bad, and end with his own death.
Scene V starts with Capulet, Lady Capulet, Juliet, Nurse, and all the Guests. Capulet welcomes everyone, and tells people to start dancing, and the musicians to start playing. Next, the second Capulet and Capulet converse about how he hasn’t thrown a party since over thirty years ago. Following, Romeo asks who is that girl on that knight, and he explains how beautiful, fair, etc. she is. Tybalt sees Romeo, and know that he is a Montague and wants to kill him; Capulet tells Tybalt to calm down, because Romeo is a well-behaved man so just ignore him. Tybalt doesn’t want to tolerate him, and he thinks that they are being disrespected; Capulet responds so angry, saying you will tolerate him, and you need to listen to me! And how he is a little punk, and he needs to shut up. He announces to the guests to keep having fun and dancing. Tybalt is so angry he leaves. Romeo starts talking to Juliet, and he wants to kiss her
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