William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Act One Scene Five is such an important scene because it's the first
time that the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet meet. When they see each
other for the first time, they fall in love straight away and is the
start of the main point of the play. When Romeo sees Juliet for the
first time he makes two comments about how pretty she is 'O, she doth
teach the torches to burn bright!' and 'I ne'er saw true beauty till
this night,' and he realises that Rosaline, his previous love, is
nothing compared to Juliet.
It is also the first opportunity for conflict since the mass brawl.
Romeo has gate crashed the party and is spotted by Tybalt. Tybalt
confronts his Uncle, older Capulet, and tells him that he wants to
physically remove him from the party 'It fits when such a villain is a
guest, I'll not endure him' but his Uncle will not let Tybalt ruin his
party for there is the County Paris there, who is going to marry
Juliet and he doesn't want his family thought of as a bunch of ill
mannered rogues 'Content thee gentle coz, let him alone' 'More light,
more light! - For shame! I'll make you quiet. What, cheerly, my
Another reason for Capulet's concern, is that, the Prince Escalus, had
warned him of the consequences of any further disturbance in Verona
'If ever you disturb our streets again,
Your lives shall pay forfeit of the peace.'
Some of Romeo's ominous remarks on the way to the party, about the
party, make's this interesting to read. Romeo does not really want to
go to the party and he is forced into going, it's like he is
suspecting that something bad will happen 'I fear too early; for my
mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly
begin his fearful date.'
The idea of hate plays a big part in the opening part of the play,
there is the mass brawl between the two families's, which is
eventually broken up by Prince Escalus. Benvolio asks Tybalt to help
him stop the brawl, but he takes no notice and ends up fighting him,
which shows that there is a lot of hate between these two families.
'I do but keep the peace put up thy sword, or manage it to part these
men with me' and Tybalt replies
'What! Drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all
Montague's, and thee!' Tybalts use of words show real hate towards
Benvolio and the Montague's.
At the party Tybalt spots Romeo and he isn't happy about him being
there so he goes over and speaks to his Uncle, older Capulet, and
tells him that Romeo is at the party. Tybalt says to him that he will
get somebody to physically remove him from the party because he can't
stand having a Montague there 'To strike him dead I hold it not a
sin.' 'Tis he, that villain Romeo' Tybalt describes Romeo in a
vigorous manner, he says about...