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Romeo and Juliet Act one, scene's 2, 3 & 4.

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Romeo and Juliet Act one, scene's 2, 3 & 4 (Act one, scene 2) Act one scene 2 begins with a conversation between Capulet and Paris. Paris asks for Juliet's hand in marriage. Capulet says 'My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen the change of 14 years.' He is basically telling Paris that Juliet is too young. He tells Paris 'Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be a bride'. This shows that Capulet is not unwilling for his daughter to marry Paris. Paris is persistent and tries to win Capulet round by telling him that 'Mothers younger than Juliet are Happy mothers made'. Capulet told Paris that he would give his consent to Juliet marrying the man she chooses. Capulet tells Paris that he is holding a Feast for a large number of guests. He invites Paris and points out that there will be many pretty girls there. Capulet then sends his servant, peter off with a list of guests to invite, but peter cant read.. ...read more.


At this point in the play, we are still being built up for the true love of Romeo and Juliet as Romeo is still convinced that he loves Rosaline. Its like Shakespeare almost wants us to believe its true. (Act one, scene 3) In act one scene three, we are introduced to Juliet for the first time. In the beginning of this scene, Lady Capulet tells nurse to call Juliet so she does so. Juliet arrives in the scene and asks her mother why she is called. Lady Capulet tells nurse to leave the room at first, then changes her mind deciding that she too must be part of the conversation. Nurse and Lady Capulet first discuss Juliet's age (not yet 14). Nurse rambles on about Juliet as a baby. Nurse's character is one who likes to talk. She talks about Juliet's birth, when she had to breast feed her, and another event where Juliet fell over and hurt herself. Lady Capulet then interrupts to get straight to the point of the conversation. She asks Juliet 'How stands your dispositions to be married?' ...read more.


He is describing love as rough and by comparing being in love to a thorn that pricks, he is telling us that love hurts. Mercutio's advice to Romeo at that remark was 'If love be rough with you, be rough with love.' Romeo insists again that he won't dance. Romeo then mentions a dream. Mercutio then begins to explain to everyone a dream he dreamt last night about a queen mab who travels into people's dreams. He describes how queen Mab leads people to dream what they desire. Mercutio got really carried away in describing his dream. Romeo unsuccessfully tried to interrupt him. Benvolio pointed out that they were wasting time stood around and that they should get to the party. Romeo still isn't happy. He quotes 'Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night revels, and expire in term of a despised life closed in my breast, By some vile forfeit of untimely death'. He feels that he has exchanged his life in return for love and that it is written in the stars that events that night will lead to his being asked to repay this debt with his life. ...read more.

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