What are examples of headlines that could be written for Act 1, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet?

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kmj23 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To write some headlines for this scene of Romeo and Juliet, you need to consider its main events. In the opening of the scene, for example, Count Paris asks for Juliet's hand in marriage and, though her father is initially reluctant, he agrees. You could use this event as a headline to describe the decision ("Count Paris To Marry Juliet Capulet") or to convey her father's initial reluctance ("Is Juliet Too Young To Marry?").

In the next part of the scene, Capulet's servant, Peter, is given a guest list for a feast to be held that night. Being illiterate, Peter asks Romeo and Benvolio for some help in reading the names. Romeo is delighted to see Rosaline's name on the guest list, and this may provide some inspiration for a headline: "Romeo Head Over Heels For Rosaline." In contrast, Benvolio wants to persuade Romeo that Rosaline is not the girl for him, so you could describe this argument in a headline: "Benvolio Tells Romeo To Forget Rosaline." Romeo, however, decides to sneak into the feast so that he can see Rosaline, providing another opportunity for a headline: "Romeo Gatecrashes Capulet Feast."

mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Scene 2--Capulets plan fete for daughter Juliet rumored to be betrothed to Count Paris.

Scene 3--Lady Capulet plans engagement party for daughter Juliet as long-time employee, Nurse, is given counseling.

Scene 4--Masked revelers cause mischief as they run through streets of Verona

Scene 5--Capulet gala "crashed" by masked revelers identified as member of feuding Montague family

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