William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In act 1 scene 5 Capulet has thrown a party at his house. Romeo and
Mercutio arrive at the Capulet house. Tybalt sees Romeo and takes
Romeos presence as disrespect. Tybalt is then told by Lord Capulet to
let Romeo be. Romeo also meets Juliet for the first time. This is
important to the rest of the play because the two main characters are
first introduced to each other.
Romeo has gone to the Capulet's feast because he was given an
invitation by the Capulet's messenger and was convinced by Mercutio to
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This shows that in Shakespeare's day
sworn enemies also had respect for each other.
After this the audience will feel surprised because it seems that the
rivalry between the two families is no more. The audience will think
that Tybalt is angry with Romeo and he feels that Romeos presence is a
sign of disrespect. My personal thoughts at this point are that
Capulet is showing a different side of him which is not concerned with
defending his families honor in the presence of an enemy.
Juliet is at the feast because it is being held at her house and she
is also the daughter of Lord Capulet. Before the feast Lady Capulet
had asked Juliet to introduce herself to her future husband Paris
because in Shakespeare's day parents had the power to arrange
marriages. This makes the audience wonder if Juliet is going to listen
to her mother and fall in love with Paris.
When Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time its love at first sight
and they share their first kiss. But they both do not know that they
are sworn enemies. This is important...