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What does act 1 tell us about the main characters?

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What does act 1 tell us about the main characters? Act 1 introduces the main characters love sick Romeo, obedient Juliet, peacemaker Benvolio, fiery Tybalt, Boardy Nurse, and formal Lady Capulet and shows their individual personalities. In the first fight scene we get to know 2 of the main characters Benvolio a Montague and Tybalt the kinsman of Capulet also known as the Prince of Cats. Benvolio is perceived as a peacemaker, Tybalt on the other hand seems to love to fight. He is a fiery character and has a passionate hate for Montague's. I know Benvolio is a peacemaker from his first line in the scene which is "Part fools; you know not what you do" He says this when he stumbles across a fight between the two houses. This quote also shows that he is a sensible character and that he believes fighting does not solve your problems. Tybalt in response to this line "Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death." He believes fights are the only way to show who is in control "what drawn and talk of peace? ...read more.


mine eye Than your consent gives me to make it fly" She is basically saying I won't give him anymore encouragement than you allow me. Juliet only speaks when she is spoken to and keeps her phrases short. I think when she answer the question does she want to marry she seems to say what she thinks her mother wants her response to be "it is an honour I dream not of." This phrase tells me that she is quick thinking as it can be interpreted in many ways which means anyone that hears it will be satisfied with her answer. Juliet is a dramatic character and once she has her heart set on something she will not let it pass. "If he be married, my grave is my wedding bed" Juliet is only a young girl which makes her seem innocent and sometime a bit na�ve. In scene 3 we are introduced to two characters called Nurse and lady Capulet. They both play a part in young Juliet's life. Juliet acts different around each character and this portrays the nurse's and lady Capulet's characteristics. ...read more.


Lady Capulet is very direct "tell, me daughter Juliet, how stands your deposition to be married" while the nurse is the complete contrast very chatty and repetitive. She is forever making rude jokes "no less! Nay, bigger women grow by men". Lady Capulet does not approve of this "enough of this, I pray thee hold thy peace. The nurse is extremely boardy she loves to talk and never seams to finishes her line of thought before going onto a next subject she is also quite repetitive. I can tell that lady Capulet is formal because of the way she describes a man she compares them to objects such as a flower or a book, "Read o'er the volume of young Paris's face, and find delight writ there with beauties pen." The nurse on the other hand is much more informal she describes men as sexy rather then interesting, "A man young lady! Lady, such a man As all the world-Why, he is a man of wax. I think that act I portrays the characters in interesting ways, through fight scenes and love scenes, and I am interested to find out how the characters develop in the following acts. ...read more.

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