On a street in Verona,Sampson and Gregory, started a fight against the two servants from the Montagues , Abram and Balthasar. Benvolio, arrives and tries to stop the fight”Part fools! Put up your swords; you know not what you do”. He tries to keep the peace, Tybalt, nephew to Lord Capulet, arrives.
Benvolio draws his sword and they fight. The people of Verona joined in the fight. Capulet and Montague arrive, and join the battle straight away, while their wives look on in fear. Prince Escalus enters and he is shocked and outraged there behaviour. His guards break up the fight. He says that if the battle continues they will be executed.
The crowd separates with Lord Capulet and his family, leaving behind Montague, Lady Montague, and Benvolio. Their attention turns to their son Romeo, who has been depressed. Benvolio asks Lord Montague if he knows what is troubling Romeo, but he didnt know. All he knows is that Romeo has been seen walking the streets in the early mornings, Benvolio sees Romeo coming and asked that Montague and his Lady Montagues could step aside so he can talk to Romeo alone. Benvolio found out that Romeo is sad because he is in love with a Rosaline, who has taken a vow to refuses to return his affection. Benvolio suggests to Romeo that he should forget the women and look for romance elsewhere. Romeo insists that no woman could ever compare to Rosaline. He said that to forgetting Rosaline would be impossible.