Romeo and Juliet - Act 1, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 5 Summary

The scene opens inside the Capulet house. The servants are talking trying to get things ready and they are obviously rushed and there is too much to do. The servants leave just as Romeo's group appears, along with Capulet, his wife, Juliet and all the guests. Capulet makes a welcoming statement and then the music begins and people start to dance. Capulet then has his cousin, whom is close to his age, come and sit with him. The men begin to talk about the Romeo's group in masks and they reminisce that it been at least twenty-five years since they had last gone anywhere masked. It used to be an old custom.

Romeo stops a servant and asks him about the woman, assuming Juliet. The servant says that he does not know. Romeo then goes onto say how beautiful he finds her. Tybalt overhears him...

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