Benvolio and Mercutio are trying to convince Romeo to come out of the Capulet household and come back with them. Mercutio and Benvolio still think he’s bewitched by his love for Rosaline and only his love. But what they do not know is that he is bewitched by Juliet’s love. Mercutio uses fancy words to say come back, but it doesn’t work. So Benvolio gives up and retreats to the Montague household.
Location: Capulet House
Time: Sunday Night
Character: First, second, third and fourth serving men, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Juliet, Nurse, Benvolio
Events: Romeo and Benvolio arrive at the party and go inside. Romeo tries to find Rosaline and does not succeed. Romeo finds Juliet and kisses her twice when the party ends and everyone starts leaving Juliet asks the nurse about the unknown man. The nurse explains that the unknown man was Romeo the son of Montague. Juliet says if he is married
Quote: “My Grave is like to be my wedding bed”.
Location: Outside Capulets house
Time: late Sunday night
Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Event: Romeo doesn’t want to leave. Benvolio tells Romeo to come back. Mercutio has an argument with Benvolio about if Romeo went home or not. Benvolio & Mercutio go back to to the Montagues household.
Quote:”Blind is his love, and best befits the dark.
I fear too early, for my mind misgives
some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin this fearful date
with this nights revels, and expire the term
of a depised life clos’d in my breast
by some vile forfeil of unimely death
but he that hath steerage of my couse
Direct my sail ! on, lusty gentlmen !
How does shakespeare use language to convey this ideas about fate in Act 1 Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare uses metaphor to convey his ideas that Romeo is controlled by a higher power, like God.He does this having Romeo refer to himself as a vessel which is being captained by God.
“He that hath steerage of my course, direct my sail.”
This proves that shakespeare is referring to God because the captain is the helmsman of a ship who directs its course. Romeo has decided, in spite of his misgivings, to take the risk of following his fate.
Location: Outside Capulet’s house
Time: Sunday evening
Characters: Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio,
Events: Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio arrive outside Capulet’s house. Romeo talks about how he had a bad dream and that it will seal his fate. Mercutio tells Romeo he should dance. Romeo says he cannot for their is a soul of lead that keeps him in place. Mercutio says that if love fights you should fight back ( To Romeo ). Romeo says his bad dream starts here and will start the passage to his fate. Mercutio talks about dreams. ETC . . .
Quote: Dreams which are the of an idle brain
Characters: Lady Capulet, Juliet, Nurse, Serving man
Location: Capulet house
Time: Sunday afternoon
Lady Capulet calls the nurse to find Juliet. Lady Capulet calls Nurse away and then back again. Lady Capulet tells Juliet to get married, Juliet says no but Lady Capulet keeps trying to convince her. Nurse tells Lady Capulet and Juliet about when Juliet was Brest feed and wont stop talking. Lady Capulet says just look and sit down next to the beautiful man you will learn to love him. They are interrupted by the serving man. The serving man say the gusts are here. Lady Capulet tells Juliet to go and have fun. Juliet heeds into the party.
Quote;” To beautify him, only lacks a cover ”
Location: a street in Verona
Characters: Capulet, Paris, Servant, Benvolio, Romeo
Time: Saturday afternoon
Event: Capulet sends his servant to hand out invitations to his party, His servant cant read so he gets romeo to read it for him. Romeo finds out what Capulet is doing and invites himself to the party.
Quote:”But rejoice in the splendor of mine own”