Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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This scene begins in a street outside of Capulet's house. Capulet is talking to County Paris about his daughter, Juliet. Paris wants to court Juliet. Capulet tells Paris that Juliet is not yet 14, and therefore he believes her too young for marriage. Capulet thinks that she should wait at least two more years. Capulet tells Paris to come to the party that he is throwing that night, if after he has seen the rest of the women and Juliet is still the one that he wants, then Capulet will relent and let him court his daughter. Capulet gives a list of the people to be invited to his servant and tells him to go and invite each one. The servant has a problem because he cannot read.

Romeo and Benvolio continue their talk about Romeo's heartache. Benvolio says that the only way for Romeo to...

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