"Do you bite your thumb at us ,sir? Do you quarrel, sir?" (1.1. 41-46).
In this scene the Capulet's and Montague's are fighting in Verona. Shortly after this the Prince says that if one more person disturbs the peace in the city they will be put to death. This is important because the readers learn that the Capulet's and Montague's have fought before and are enemies.
"Draw, if you be men. Gregory, remember thy slashing blow" (1.1.55).
"Give me my long sword, ho! My sword I say! Old Montague is come and flourishes his blade in spite of me" (1.1.70-73).
"Tell me in sadness, who is it that you love?"(1.1.193).
In this scene Benvolio is talking to Romeo and trying to understand what is making him so sad. Benvolio is very sad for her cousin and tries to make it better . This scene is important because Romeo says that no one is as perfect as Rosaline and that he will never love again.
"Tut! I have lost myself; I am not here; This is not Romeo, he's some other where" (1.1.192).
"God, gi' go-den. I pray, sir, can you read?" (1.2.57).
" Now I'll tell you without asking . My master is the great rich Capulet; and if you be not of Montagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine. "1.2.80-83).
In this scene a servant for the Capulet house stops Romeo on the street and asks if he can read because the servant is supposed to deliver invitations. Romeo helps him and gets invited to the party. This is important because it is how Romeo will eventually meet Juliet.
"Stay, fellow; I can read." (1.2.63).
"Tut! You saw her fair, none else being by, Herself poised with herself in either eye" (1.2.96-97).
In this scene Benvolio is trying to convince Romeo that they should crash the Capulet party. He is trying to help Romeo move on and meet other women. Romeo does not want to talk to any other girls and thinks that Rosaline is his one true love. This is important because Benvolio is going to take Romeo to the party and he will meet his actual one true love.
" One fairer than my love? The all - seeing sun. Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun" (1.2.94-95).
In this scene Juliet is talking with her nurse and her mother about marriage. Her mom is basically telling her to marry Paris. Juliet expresses her dislike towards the idea of marriage. this is important because once she meets Romeo her whole idea of marriage changes.
"I'll look to like, if looking liking move; But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives strength to make it fly" (1.3.97-99).
"A man, young lady! Lady, such a man As all the world - Why, he's a man of wax!" (1.3.75-76).
"Well, think of marriage now.... The valiant Paris seeks you for his love" (1.3.69-74).
"My lips, two blushing pilgrims ready stand, to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss" (1.5.95-96).
In this scene Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. It is love at first sight. This is important because this meeting starts the beginning of their relationship. This is when Juliet and Romeo express their instant love for each other.
"For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss" (1.5.98-99).