How do Romeo and Juliet react to each other when they meet at the party in Romeo and Juliet?

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When Romeo and Juliet first meet in act 1, scene 5, their reaction is a positive one. In fact, they flirt with each other and kiss, which suggests that they are quickly falling in love.

Moments before their meeting, Romeo saw Juliet across the room and admired her beauty. In fact, he claims he has never seen "true beauty" until this point, suggesting Romeo's feelings for Juliet far outweigh those he had for Rosaline.

When they come face to face, Romeo takes Juliet's hand and compares it to a shrine (holy place). He also compares his lips to two pilgrims. This holy metaphor suggests that Romeo has indeed fallen in love. For him, meeting Juliet is like undergoing a spiritual experience. He feels that he is not worthy to touch her because she is so beautiful and special.

Juliet is flattered by Romeo and reciprocates his feelings. The pair kiss, but are interrupted by the arrival of the Nurse.

This meeting is significant because it lays the foundation for their love. They become so consumed by love...

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