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Why does Romeo decide to go to the party in Act 1, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet by...

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iamnocturnal | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted April 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM via web

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Why does Romeo decide to go to the party in Act 1, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare?

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graceling | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted April 30, 2012 at 6:25 AM (Answer #1)

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Benvoilo wishes to get romeo out of the bad mood his in(Rosaline isn't in love with romeo and has sworn to a life of chasity which makes romeo gloomy and sad) and so tells romeo to go to the party to meet other women(but romeo goes instead to see rosaline) then when he enters the party romeo sees juliet and instintly falls in love and forgets all about rosealine

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM (Answer #2)

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In Act 1, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Benvolio encounter a servant on the street. The servant was asked to deliver invitations to a list of people, but being illiterate, cannot read the list. Romeo agrees to read the list and in exchange for the favour, the servant invites Romeo to the party. Benvolio, hearing that Rosaline will be at the party, suggests that Romeo accept the invitation. Because Romeo is in love with Rosaline, he agrees to go to the party in order to watch Rosaline.

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