The Capulets then arranged a party for Paris and Juliet to meet. While on the street, Romeo and Benvolio are approached by a Capulet servant who invites them to the Capulet party. Romeo agrees to go because he knows that Rosaline will be there. Before Romeo goes to the party he has a dream that something bad will happen if he goes; Benvolio tells him that dreams are meaningless and they leave. When Romeo and his friends arrive they are discovered by Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, Who wants to kill them but is stopped by Juliet’s father.
The Friar also tell Romeo that he rushing into things. “young men's love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (2.3.67-68) Friar is trying to get Romeo to realize that he is being naive and to wait, but Romeo is too stubborn. Romeo views love as the same as liking someone. He lacks the ability to comprehend and know that there is a difference. Romeo’s prospect is that love is a form of madness.
“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” -George Eliot Romeo and Juliet is a play about young love, loss, and the bond between friends and family. Throughout the course of the tragedy, each of the characters influence both Romeo and Juliet in one way or another. Although many of those characters have some kind of hold on the naive Juliet, they have a stronger hold on the somewhat credulous Romeo. This sway that they have over Romeo causes him to make several decisions that are rash and impulsive. However, it can also cause him to stop and think depending on the character that is influencing him.
The Prince exiles Romeo from Verona for the killing. He also adds that if Romeo returns, "that hour is his last". Lord Capulet, misinterpreting Juliet's grief, agrees to marry her to Count Paris and threatens to disown her when she refuses to become Paris's "joyful bride". When she then pleads for the marriage to be delayed, her mother rejects her. Romeo secretly spends the night in Juliet's chamber, where they consummate their marriage.
Romeo was so depressed about his unrequited love for Rosaline when it just so happens, he goes to a masquerade party. There, he falls for Juliet, the daughter of Lord Capulet, and forgot about Rosaline. When they're finally torn apart, that's when both Romeo and Juliet realize they are from enemy families. Their love, of course, brings down their immediate marriage and Friar Lawrence agrees in hope to stop the feuding families. Unfortunately, Tybalt and Mercutio are killed and Romeo gets banished leaving Juliet without a husband or a cousin.
Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous and acclaimed plays of William Shakespeare, recounts the romance of a couple whose lives destiny would at the end head towards tragedy. This play takes place in Verona in the late 1500’s. The play deals mostly with the fact that Romeo couldn’t be with Juliet since their families were such big rivals. However, though all of their family hated each other so much, Romeo and Juliet had never met before. It happened that in every certain time of the year the Capulets (Juliet’s family) made this great feast in which they invited all the townsfolk for except the Montagues, so as usual they sent their servants to invite the town’s people.
Romeo, happy to oblige, sees Rosaline, his "love," is on the list and, after the servant kindly invites him to attend the party, Romeo debates whether or not he should go to the Capulet's house. Finally, after Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, insists Romeo goes to the party to at least compare Rosaline to the other women of Verona, Romeo declares, "I'll go along, no such sight to be shown, / But to rejoice in splendor of mine own" (1.2.107-8). Romeo has decided to attend the party in hopes that he may be able to win over his "love" Rosaline. But, without chance (i.e. fate) meddling in the affairs of both the Capulets and the Montagues, Romeo would have never been invited to the party.
Shakespeare is loved for his story lines, but he is respected for the characters he has created. It is ironic how in Romeo and Juliet characters such as Capulet, Romeo, and Friar Laurence are made out to be wise but in actuality make bad judgment. It is also ironic that Mercutio is depicted as a childish youth when really he is the character with the most insight. Shakespeare uses Mercutio’s insight as a contrast to every other character to show how ridiculous the other characters actually are. If you pay attention to the plots and story lines, this play is a love story.
He runs into Romeo and Benvolio on the street. They read the list for him and decide to go to the party that the Capulets are throwing. This is fate because if the servant had run into any other person on the streets of Verona, Romeo would never even know about the Capulet party. Benvolio told Romeo to "Go thither and with untainned eye compare her (Rosaline's) face with some that I shall show". He wants Romeo to go look for someone at the party to get over his first love Rosaline.
In the beginning of the play Romeo is presented with a plethora of choices. The audience is introduced to Romeo as he sulks over his lover Rosaline. Mercutio, Romeos kingsmen invites Romeo to crash a Capulet party. Romeo at first passes on the offer but then decides to go. The choice to attend the party made way for so many negative things to happen.