At the beginning of Act 1, Sampson and Abraham were arguing. Gregory and Sampson were the servants for the Capulet Family. They started to mess around and tell jokes towards the Montague women. Both of the servants had a fantasy to challenge the Montague men. Sampson bit Abraham's thumb, which means flicking him and the Montagues off. (26)
"Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them ."
"Do you bite your thumb at us sir?"
Romeo was obsessing over Rosaline, but she doesn't love him back. This is an important event in Act 1. Romeo tends to feel the need to love someone. Benvolio tries to calm Romeo down, to show him that there will be other girls and it's not worth his tears.(36)
"O brawling love, O loving hate, O anything of nothing first create!"
"At thy good heart's oppression."
In Act 2, Romeo met Juliet and he thought he wouldn't get over Rosaline, but Benvolio was right. As soon as Romeo laid eyes of Juliet, he was amazed by her appearance. They both knew that they wanted to spend their lives with each other. After they left the party, they wanted to find out what family they were from. It led to some difficulties throughout the story. (72)
"For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss."
"Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged."
By: Alyssa Dababneh
After the party, Romeo decided to climb up a wall and look for Juliet. Romeo stalks and overhears Juliet talking about him. Juliet seems to be ashamed that he heard herself talking about Romeo. In Act 2, Juliet is willing to give up her name for her love for Romeo. This event is very important it shows how strong their love is for each other. (84)
"O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo. Deny thy father and refuse thy name!"
"Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?"
Romeo decided to meet Friar Lawrence to have him marry him and Juliet. Friar believes that it will end the feud between the two families. The only person that knows of their marriage is the Nurse. Their relationship seemed in lust rather than in love. (126)
"Ah Juliet, if the measure of thy joy, Be heaped like mine, and that thy skill be more."
"Here comes the lady . O so light a foot."
"As much to him, else is his thanks too much."
The battle between Tybalt and Romeo continues until Tybalt takes a fall to death. Romeo couldn't control his anger and took it upon Tybalt. Romeo decides to leave before he gets in trouble. Romeo was banished for his decision. Juliet was scared because she thought Romeo was dead. After Tybalt's death, the Capulets decided to celebrate Paris and Juliet's wedding. (140)