Act 1, Scene 2 Notes from Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 2

Capulet and Paris enter and talk about Paris marrying Capulet's daughter, Juliet. Capulet thinks that Juliet, at the age of 13, is too young for marriage. Capulet tells Paris that he is having a feast that night and he should come and try to win over the heart of Juliet. If he can win her heart, then he might agree to Paris' request.

Capulet's servant Peter enters and he gives him a list of all of the guests that are to attend the feast that night. He orders him to go out and find the names of all of the people. He leaves with Paris.

Peter enters again and runs into Romeo and Benvolio on the street and asks them for help with reading the list of names (as he cannot read).

Topic Tracking: Fate 2

Romeo sees that Rosaline is on the list of names and Benvolio gets an idea to attend the feast that night (even though it is at the house of the Capulets, the family feuding with his family, the Montagues). He hopes that Romeo will see there are many other beautiful women in this world, and that Rosaline is not the only pretty girl in Verona. Romeo denies that this could be true: "One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun/ Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun." Act 1, Scene 2, lines 94-95 Romeo agrees to go along anyway. All exit.

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