Act 1, Scene 5

By Rose Burke

Summary

At the beginning of act 1 scene 5, it starts out with the serving men cleaning up the first of the party. Lord Capulet enters the party and becomes the life of the party because he invites and persuades all the guests to dance. After this the maskers (Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio), came in and Lord Capulet happily invites them in, remembering when he use to go to different parties with masks. While everyone is dancing a girl catches his eye, which happens to be Juliet but Romeo doesn’t know that. Romeo begins to talk to himself about Juliet, but Tybalt hears Romeo and recognizes his voice.Tybalt goes to his uncle, Lord Capulet, and tells him that Romeo has come to the party to destroy the party. Lord Capulet tells Tybalt to leave Romeo alone because he promised the Prince he would keep the peace with the Montagues. Tybalt responds with the fact of he will leave Romeo alone here, but if he sees him in the streets of Verona then he will not leave him alone.

After Tybalt’s conversation with his uncle, Romeo goes over to Juliet and begins to speak with her. Both Juliet and Romeo never ask each other for their names. In the end Romeo and Juliet kiss twice. After they kiss for the second time Juliet is called away and Romeo takes the chance to ask the Nurse who Juliet actually is. Romeo learns that Juliet is a Capulet and realizes that he has now made the feud between the Montagues and Capulets worse than it was already. When Juliet learns that Romeo is a Montague she says that she would rather die than not be with him.

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Song that Represents the Scene

The Temptations-The Way You Do The Things You Do (Lyrics)
The reasoning for why chose the song "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations is because it describes the way Romeo feels towards Juliet.Romeo says, "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!", on line 42 (Shakespeare 717) . Romeo is in love with Juliet because of her beauty, or the way she looks.