Romeo and Juliet Act 1, 2, and 3 – Scene Setting, plot, and Characters

Act 1 Scene 1 Setting Strolling through the streets of Verona
Act 1 scene 1 Plot They start arguing with the montague family but the prince, lady montague, and montague comes and stops the fight but if it happens again, death! Romeo is depressed bc Rosaline doesn’t want him.
Act 1 Scene 1 Characters Romeo, Prince, Benvolio, Tybalt, Montague, Lady Montague, Sampson and Gregory, and Abram and Balthasar
Act 1 Scene 2 Setting At Capulet’s House
Act 1 Scene 2 Plot Paris wants to marry Juliet but can’t because she is not yet 14 and the capulets are preparing for a party that night and sends a servant with an invite list to Romeo and Benvolio. Romeo finds out that Rosaline is going to be at the party so he tries to sneak in because he wants to see her.
Act 1 Scene 2 Characters Romeo, Capulet, Paris, Benvolio
Act 1 Scene 3 Setting In the capulets house, in Juliet’s room
ACt 1 Scene 3 Plot Lady montague and Nurse is talking to her about getting married to Paris but Juliet doesn’t want to. But juliet has no word in it.
Act 1 Scene 3 Characters Juliet, Lady Capulet, Nurse
Act 1 Scene 4 Setting They are at the party that is happening at Capulets house
Act 1 Scene 4 Plot Romeo is at the party with Benvolio and Mercutio, doesn’t want to dance and he has a weird dream that he was going to die at the party but couldn’t explain this to his friends because he wasn’t sure if this was real or not. He can’t get over it.
Act 1 Scene 4 Characters Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Act 1 Scene 5 Setting In the great hall of the capulets
Act 1 scene 5 plot Romeo is looking for Rosaline, and he sees Juliet, and falls in love with her. Then Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice, realizes he is there and wants to kill him.He is stopped by Lord Capulet. Before Romeo leaves he wants to kiss Juliet then Juliet is called by Lady Capulet the Nurse reviles that they are from opposing families.
Act 1 Scene 5 Characters Lord CapuletRomeoJulietTybaltNurse
Act 2 Scene 1 Setting They are at the feast/party at Capulet’s house
Act 2 Scene 1 Plot Romeo climbs wall to look for juliet, Mercutio makes fun of him, they think he is running back to Rosaline. Romeo tells juliet he would refuse his montague name for her and professes his love.
Act 2 Scene 1 Characters Romeo, Mercutio, Juliet
Act 2 Scene 2 Setting At capulet’s house, juliet is on balcony
Act 2 Scene 2 plot Romeo compares juliet to the sun Juliet questions what is a Montague, just a name? They worry he might get killed for being there but he said no and continue to profess love to each other
Act 2 Scene 2 Characters Romeo and Juliet
Act 2 Scene 3 Setting The cell of Friar Lawrence
Act 2 Scene 3 Plot Romeo tells Friar about his love for Juliet and plans for marriage. Friar agrees to help romeo hoping that it will stop the fighting between the families.
ACt 2 Scene 3 Characters Friar and Romeo
ACt 2 Scene 4 Setting On the streets of verona
Act 2 Scene 4 Plot Mercutio and Benvolio are talking about Tybalt who has left a note to challenge Romeo to Dual. They think he will kill Romeo. Romeo asked the nurse to give juliet info about the marriage. Romeo will arrange for a ladder to be placed at her window for her to escape.
Act 2 Scene 4 Characters Mercutio, Benvolio, Romeo, Nurse,
Act 2 Scene 5 Setting Capulet’s house
Act 2 Scene 5 Plot Juliet is waiting for news from Romeo, The nurse avoids telling her bc she doesn’t like Romeo but finally does. Juliet leaves for Friar’s cell
Act 2 Scene 5 Characters Juliet, Nurse
Act 2 Scene 6 Setting Friar Lawrence Church
Act 2 Scene 6 Plot Friar gives Romeo Advice before the wedding, Juliet appears and starts the marriage ceremony and they get married. Only Romeo, Juliet, Nurse, Friar, and the Butler know about the marriage.
Act 2 Scene 6 Characters Friar, Romeo, Juliet
Act 3 Scene 1 Setting Walking around town
Act 3 Scene 1 PLot Benvolio and Mercutio are walking around town. Tyblat shows up and demands to see Romeo to fight. Romeo shows up and refuses to fight him because they are family now but tybalt doesn’t know this. Mercutio can’t stand to see Romeo not fight and Mercutio steps in. Tybalt kills Mercutio. Romeo gets so mad at this that he kills Tybalt. The prince shows up and banishes Romeo. He is exiled.
ACt 3 Scene 1 Characters Romeo, Bevolio, Mercutio, Tybalt, Prince
Act 3 Scene 2 Setting Juliet’s House
Act 3 Scene 2 Plot Juliet is waiting for news from Romeo. Nurse tells Juliet that Tyblat has dies at the hands of Romeo. and Juliet threatens to kill herself after finding out that Romeo has been banished.
Act 3 Scene 2 Characters Juliet, Nurse
Act 3 Scene 3 Setting Friar Lawrence Cell
ACt 3 Scene 3 Plot Juliet is crying about Tyblat dying and Romeo. The Nurse goes to Friar’s cell to tell Romeo about Juliet wanting to kill herself. He decides to go and see her once more.
Act 3 Scene 3 Characters Romeo, Nurse, Friar
Act 3 Scene 4 Setting Capulet’s house
Act 3 Scene 4 Plot Capulet, his lady, and Paris discuss grief over tybalt’s death and decide the best remedy is to marry Juliet to Paris on Thursday
Act 3 Scene 4 Characters Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Paris
ACt 3 Scene 5 Setting Juliet’s House
ACt 3 Scene 5 Plot They say their goodbyes, Capulet and Nurse comes in later and gets mad at Juliet because she doesn’t want to marry prince. They argue. No one knows that she is married to Romeo at this time.
ACt 3 Scene 5 Characters Romeo, Juliet, Capulet, Nurse

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