Romeo agrees with Benvolio's plan to go to the Capulets' because he hopes to....?  

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hstaley eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You could argue that he was bullied into going to the Capulet's party.  At this point, Romeo is extremely upset because Rosaline does not return his love.  Benvolio's solution to the dilemma is that Romeo "examine other beauties." (Act 1, Scene 1, Line 222)  After they find out about the party, Benvolio insists that he will make Romeo "think thee swan a crow."  (A1 S2 L85)  In other words, Benvolio is saying that by flirting/checking out other ladies at the party, Rosaline will pale in comparison and he'll soon forget about her.  Romeo finally agrees to go to the party, not for Benvolio's reasons, but to simply be in Rosaline's presence.

parkerlee eNotes educator| Certified Educator

....see Rosaline, a young girl he is infatuated with. Once at the ball, he meets Juliet and falls in love with her, forgetting his fascination with Rosaline. Does this show the impulsive side of Romeo's nature or does this encounter contrasted with his previous "fixation" on another girl portray the difference between infatuation and true love?

(This is purely a rhetorical open-end question with no "right" or "wrong" answer.)