Scene 1 Summary

Act 1, Scene i
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 let alone is living in chaste. Benvolio advises him to seek other women, saying “Be ruled by me, forget to think of her” but Romeo is so attached to this woman he can’t forget her.

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