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The Part of the play where Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time.

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This part of the play is very important because this is where Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. The scene starts off with the servants preparing for the party that Lord Capulet is having. The words of the servants show that they are very busy. 'You are looked for and called for, asked for and sought for, in the great chamber.' That they are also quite excited and that are doing a lot of rustling and bustling about. 'Away with the joint-stools, remove the court-cupboard, look to the plate. Good thou, save me a piece of marchpane; and, as thou lovest me, let the porter let in Susan Grindstone and Nell. Antony, and Potpan!' The servants than open the scene (by opening the curtains) to the party, this could be very effective to the audience. The part would seem quite spectacular to the audience to look at on stage because of all the beautiful and unique clothing, dancing and music. Lord Capulet is in a very good mood as he greets his guests. He plays 'mind host'. Through his words you can tell that he is very happy and joyful you see this by the way he amusingly teases his guest. ...read more.


Romeo also shows a big change from the previous because he had just broken up with Rosaline whom he had thought he loved very much and was quite depressed about. But now that he had seen this beautiful woman it seemed he had forgotten about Rosaline already. Danger and excitement than arrive with the "fiery" of Tybalt. He uses violent, dangerous language. Tybalt spots Romeo at the party and is really angered. 'This, by his voice, should be a Montague.' Tybalt is so enraged that he quickly commands his servant to get him his sword so that they can do battle. ' Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave Come hither, cover'd with an antic face,' Tybalt insults Romeo by describing him as a slave, which shows that he feels that Montague are unworthy to be amongst Capulet and feels that Romeo is making a mockery of them, therefore threatens to kill him. ' Now, by the stock and honour of my kin, To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.' Capulet describes Tybalt's mood as a "storm" which shows that Tybalt's anger had not been consumed and was quite obvious to the audience and to Capulet. ...read more.


'Is she a Capulet? O dear account! my life is my foe's debt.' Capulet then sees his entire guest off and every one exits the scene apart from Juliet and the nurse. Juliet asks the nurse ho Romeo was and she explained that he was a Montague the only son of he father's greatest enemy. Juliet again as did Romeo describes her love in rhyme, 'My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy.' The Hurse than calls Juliet away and the scene ends. This scene would have probably left the audience in suspense because of the fact that Romeo and Juliet's family were both adversaries and even though it was extremely early it was very obvious that they were in deep love with each other. Romeo and Juliet show that they are quite serious about each other. An example of this is when Juliet asks the nurse, 'Go ask his name: if he be married. My grave is like to be my wedding bed'. I think that this scene is the most important scene in the play because it is the first time Romeo and Juliet meet. ...read more.

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