Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Notes

Setting Verona, Italy
The street fighting in the opening scene is between the servants of what two families? Montague and Capulet
Who ends the figth? Prince Escalus ends it and tells them if anyone else disturbs the peace he or she will be sentenced to death.
Why is Romeo so sad at the beginning of the play? *He is in love with someone that doesn’t love him back.*Benvolio and Mercutio say Romeo stays out all night. He has been seen crying at Dawn. He locks himself up in his room all day.* Benvolio gives Romeo advice: Forget her by looking at other beauties
Who is the young man who asks Capulet’s permission to marry Juliet? *Paris. *Capulet says that she is too young now but that he can marry Juliet in two years and if she agrees.*he says: a. “Younger than she are happy mothers made”
What two people tell Juliet that this young man will make a fine husband for her? Juliet’s mother and the nurse.
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s answer? “It is an honor that I dream not of.”
Who delivers the invitation to the ball? *Capulet’s servant who cannot read.*He asks Romeo to help read the letter of the names who are invited.*Romeo sees Rosaline’s name on the invite.*Servant invites Romeo to the party not know he’s a Montegue*Romeo and Benvolio decide to crash the Capulet’s party*Romeo goes because he wants to see his love Rosaline.
Romeo and Juliet meet at the ball *They kiss and fall in love*They find out each are from the enemy family*Juliet says,”My only love, sprung from my only hate!”(Shakespeare I.v.137)
Who recognizes Romeo’s voice at the Capulet’s feast? *Tybalt*He wants to fight Romeo but Capulet said no. Don’t be rude, leave him alone. He has a good reputation.
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? The nurse tells her.