Act I, Scenes 1 and 2: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:

Sampson: a servant in the Capulet household

Gregory: a servant in the Capulet household

Benvolio: a peace-loving friend to Romeo and the Montague family

Tybalt: a fiery-tempered member of the Capulet family

Lord Capulet: the head of the Capulet household

Lady Capulet: the wife of Lord Capulet and mother of Juliet

Lord Montague: the head of the Montague household

Lady Montague: the wife of Lord Montague and the mother of Romeo

Prince Escalus: the Prince of Verona whose job is to keep the peace

Romeo: the tragic hero of the play who falls in love with the enemy’s daughter,...

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