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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Summary
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  • 1. Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare<br />Act 1 Outline<br />By Erin Salona<br />
  • 2. Act 1Prologue <br />Prologue<br />Summary of the play<br />Setting: Verona, Italy<br />Old argument between two families causes fights/riots<br />There are two “star-crossed lovers”<br /> - ill-fated <br /> - not meant to be together <br />Only the deaths of Romeo and Juliet can end the argument<br /> - They are the “star-crossed” lovers<br />The play should take two hours to perform<br />From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;<br />Verona, Italy<br />
  • 3. Act 1, Scene 1<br />A. Capulet servants boast about fighting Montagues (enemy)<br />B. Capulet servant insults/ bites his thumb at Montague servant which starts a fight (riot)<br />Bite Your Thumb = Insult<br />
  • 4. Act 1, Scene 1<br />Benvolio: Part, fools!Put up your swords; you know not what you do.<br />C. Benvolio arrives<br /> and tries to break<br /> up fight<br />D. Tybalt provokes<br /> Benvolio into<br /> fighting<br />Tybalt: What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word,As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee:Have at thee, coward!<br />Tybalt<br />
  • 5. Act 1, Scene 1<br />E. Prince Escalus arrives, stops fight, and sentences the family that starts the next fight/riot to death. <br />F. Lord Montague and wife and Lord Capulet both appear at the scene<br />- Lord Capulet is most interested in fighting <br /> - Lady Montague & Lady Capulet encourage their husbands not to fight <br />Prince: If ever you disturb our streets again,Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace<br />Romeo & Gang<br />
  • 6. Act 1, Scene 1<br />G. Romeo’s parents (the Montagues) and Benvolio discuss Romeo’s mood. <br />1. Benvolio has seen Romeo wandering around.<br /> 2. He sees that Romeo wants to be left alone; so, he doesn’t bother him. <br />Lord Montague: Away from the light steals home my heavy son,And private in his chamber pens himself,Shuts up his windows, locks far daylight outAnd makes himself an artificial night:<br />Sad Romeo<br />
  • 7. Act 1, Scene 1<br />H. Romeo tells Benvolio that he is depressed<br />1. Romeo loves Rosaline. (Romeo is obsessed with her.)<br /> 2. Rosaline wants nothing to do with him; she has sworn off love and men to become a nun <br /> 3. Benvolio wants Romeo to look at other girls to date<br />Rosaline<br />
  • 8. Act 1, Scene 2<br /><ul><li>A. Count Paris, who is 21, asks Lord Capulet if he can marry Juliet.
  • 9. B. Capulet would like Paris to wait 2 years
  • 10. C. [All of Juliet’s siblings are dead]
  • 11. D. Capulet will agree to the marriage only if Juliet also agrees. He tells Paris to begin wooing her</li></ul>Lord Capulet: But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart,My will to her consent is but a part;An she agree, within her scope of choiceLies my consent and fair according voice.<br />
  • 12. Act 1, Scene 2<br /><ul><li>D. Benvolio and Romeo find out about the Capulets’ party.
  • 13. 1. Romeo reads the guest list for an illiterate servant.
  • 14. 2. Rosaline is invited to the party. Romeo is interested in going now!</li></li></ul><li>Act 1, Scene 2<br />Benvolio: Go thither; and, with unattainted eye,Compare her face [Rosaline’s] with some that I shall show,And I will make thee think thy swan a crow.<br /><ul><li>E. Benvolio talks Romeo into crashing the party.
  • 15. 1. Benvolio wants Romeo to compare Rosaline to other girls.
  • 16. 2. He thinks Romeo will realize that there are other women in the world.</li></ul>Romeo in Mask<br />
  • 17. Act 1, Scene 3<br /><ul><li>A. Lady Capulet goes to see Juliet about marrying Paris.</li></ul> B. Nurse rambles on and on; says Juliet will be 14 in 2 weeks. She speaks crude comments about Juliet, showing her lower class<br />Lady Capulet: Well, think of marriage now; younger than you,Here in Verona, ladies of esteem,Are made already mothers: by my count,I was your mother much upon these yearsThat you are now a maid. Thus then in brief:The valiant Paris seeks you for his love.<br />Juliet, Nurse, Lady Capulet<br />
  • 18. Act 1, Scene 3<br />Juliet<br /><ul><li>C. Juliet says that she hasn’t thought about marriage at all.
  • 19. It does not appear she wants to marry Paris
  • 20. but she is obedient to her mother’s wishes.
  • 21. D. Nurse thinks that marrying Paris would be a good idea.
  • 22. E. Juliet agrees to meet Paris at the party and consider his offer of marriage. </li></ul>Juliet to Lady Capulet: I'll look to like, if looking liking move:But no more deep will I endart mine eyeThan your consent gives strength to make it fly.<br />
  • 23. Act 1, Scene 4<br /><ul><li>A. Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio, and friends are on their way to crashthe party.</li></ul>1. Romeo doesn’t want to go as he is still depressed.<br />2. Says he will not dance.<br />3. The guys are wearing masks at the party to hide their identities.<br />The Capulet Ball<br />3 August 1570<br />All are invited<br />Unless you be from the house of Montagues<br />
  • 24. Act 1, Scene 4<br /><ul><li>B. Mercutio tries to cheer Romeo up by talking about his dream.
  • 25. C. Romeo fears that something bad is going to come of this night; i.e. he might die.
  • 26. Romeo: I fear, too early: for my mind misgivesSome consequence yet hanging in the starsShall bitterly begin his fearful date</li></ul>With this night's revels and expire the termOf a despised life closed in my breastBy some vile forfeit of untimely death. FORESHADOWING<br />
  • 27. Act 1, Scene 4<br />Mercutio’s Queen Mab Monologue:<br /><ul><li>Queen Mab = an imaginary fairy who brings dreams of people’s fantasies & fears to them as they sleep
  • 28. Romeo says he listens to his dreams
  • 29. Mercutio uses the Queen Mab speech to tell Romeo to ignore his dreams; dreams are nonsense– he gives many examples</li></ul>Queen Mab<br />
  • 30. Act 1, Scene 5<br /><ul><li>A. Lord Capulet welcomes all to his party.
  • 31. B. Romeo sees Juliet across the room and falls in ‘love’ with Juliet. (Rosaline who?)
  • 32. Romeo: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!It seems she hangs upon the cheek of nightLike a rich jewel in an Ethiope'sear</li></ul>The Capulet Ball<br />
  • 33. Act 1, Scene 5<br /><ul><li>C. Tybalt, who is a hothead, overhears Romeo talking about Juliet and instantly wants to kill him.
  • 34. Tybalt: Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe,/ A villain that is hither come in spite,To scorn at our solemnity this night FORESHADOWING
  • 35. D. Lord Capulet stops Tybalt from fighting in his house and warns him to calm down or to leave the party.
  • 36. Lord Capulet reminds Tybalt that Romeo is behaving</li></ul>Tybalt<br />
  • 37. Act 1, Scene 5<br /><ul><li>E. Romeo and Juliet meet but do not exchange names.
  • 38. F. They instantly fall in love.
  • 39. Romeo worships Juliet with religious devotion
  • 40. Saints and prayers are referenced in their dialogue
  • 41. G. As people are leaving, Nurse tells Romeo who Juliet is. She is a Capulet and his enemy.
  • 42. Romeo to Nurse: Is she a Capulet?O dear account! my life is my foe's debt.</li></ul>Juliet & Romeo<br />
  • 43. Act 1, Scene 5<br /><ul><li>H. Nurse also identifies Romeo for Juliet. He is a Montague and her enemy.
  • 44. Juliet to Nurse: 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.
  • 45. I. Both Romeo and Juliet are depressed at these discoveries.</li></ul>Juliet to Nurse: Go ask his name: if he be married.My grave is like to be my wedding bed.<br />
  • 46. Works Cited<br />Chichester, Karen. “Romeo and Juliet Outlines by <br /> Act.” Jefferson High School: Livonia, Michigan. <br /> SlideShare.net. SlideShare Inc. Sept. 2008. Web.<br /> 18 May 2010.<br />“Romeo and Juliet.” Google Images. Google. 2010. Web. 18 <br /> May 2010.<br />Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. The Complete <br /> Works of William Shakespeare. Michigan Institute <br /> of Technology. 2010. Web. 18 May 2010.<br />

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