Scene 1 Summary

Act 1, Scene 1
Location: A street in Verona.
Characters: Capulet boys, Montague boys, Benvolio, Tybalt, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Romeo.
Time: Saturday Afternoon.
Events: The Prince intercedes on a street brawl between Benvolio and Tybalt and their men. He will put to death anyone who brawls again on the streets. Montague sends Benvolio to find out why Romeo is so sad. Romeo loves a woman who does not love him back and also lives by chaste which Romeo thinks is a waste of a beautiful woman like her. Benvolio advises him to seek other women but Romeo knows that she is the love of his life and will not be forgotten.
Romeo – ” She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste”

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