Lighten up Romeo! We shall go to the Capulet party this night.
Act I: Scene II
Tut man, one fire burns out another’s burning. One pain is lessened by another’s anguish.
We begin by seeing the tensions of the two families, the Montagues and Capulets, as our story begins with them starting a street brawl that has to be broken up by the Prince. He then proclaims that all who fight in the streets will be executed.
Act I: Scene III & IV
Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.
Meanwhile, Romeo pouts about being rejected by Rosaline who decided to be a maiden forever than to be with Romeo. Romeo's friend Benevolio tries to cheer Romeo up by telling him he will take Romeo to a Capulet party to help him see there are girls far more beautiful than Rosaline.
Act I: Scene V
Who is that lovely lady over there?
Benevolio is finally able to convince Romeo to go but Romeo only goes to see Rosalina who will be there. Inside, Paris talks with Lord Capulet about marrying the Capulet's daughter, Juliet. As they talk Romeo and Benevolio are able to sneak in undiscovered.
Act I: Scene V
I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine.
As all the guest's await Juliet's arrival, and Romeo and his gang have some fun as they wait, Juliet, her mother and the Nurse talk up in Lady Capulet's room. There, Juliet is informed that the time is coming for her to be married and she needs to prepare for and find a worth young man, that the Capulets approve of, for her to marry. They then send Juliet down to the party in hopes that she will fall in love with Paris.
At long last, the party commences. Lord Capulet welcomes all present and tells the musicians to strike up the music and most begin to dance except Romeo. Then, from a difference, Romeo sees Juliet and believes she is the most beautiful girl he has have ever seen. He asks the serving boy but he does not know who she is so Romeo decides to talk to her.
Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
I know not, sir.
Romeo then goes up to Juliet and confesses how beautiful she is and his love for her. Juliet also returns this flirting and the two talk into the night and exchange kisses. Meanwhile, Tybalt is able to realize who Romeo truly is but Lord Capulet allows the young Monatague to stay. In the end of this act , after the two departed and later find out the other is of the enemy house.
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this, For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,