Benvolio encourages his cousin to find another woman to love. Meanwhile, the wealthy Count Paris asks Lord Capulet for his daughter’s hand in marriage. A statue to the tragic couple is promised. Nurse returns home to tell the impatient Juliet of the plans for the marriage. She soon learns of the deaths and the banishment. On a sun-baked street in Verona, servants of two rival families stir up an argument. Both Friar Lawrence and Balthasar are arrested. Act 1, Scene 1 On a street in Verona, two servants from the house of Capulet, Sampson and Gregory, deliberately initiate a fight with two servants from the Montague house, Abram and Balthasar. While they are talking, Romeo heads in the group's direction. With a moments warning from Nurse, Lady Capulet enters to tell Juliet she is to marry Paris. Realising Mercutio is dead, Romeo fights and kills Tybalt, and then flees. Benvolio tells his aunt that he saw Romeo walking before dawn, but did not speak to him because Romeo looked upset about something and seemed to want to be left alone. Did you know… We have over 220 college just create an account.