- 14 line summary of the entire plot
- creates dramatic irony and foreshadowing
- Opening fight scene
- Prince’s warning
- Establishes setting and plot information
- Romeo loves Rosaline
- Paris wants to marry Juliet.
- Juliet’s age
- Romeo and Benvolio get invited to Capulet party (illiterate servingman)
- Lady Capulet asks Juliet if she’s interested in marriage—Juliet says no.
- Nurse loves Juliet
- Benvolio, Romeo, Mercutio and other maskers on way to party
- Mercutio tries to cheer up Romeo
- Mercutio’s Queen Mab story
- Weird foreshadowing on page 49
- Capulet’s party—Romeo and Juliet meet
- Tybalt overhears Romeo and wants to kill him.
- Lord Capulet lets Romeo stay
- R&J touch hands, kiss, and vow that each is the other’s life (Wow…pretty impulsive)