Capulet, Paris, Peter, Benvolio, Romeo
Paris is in love with Juliet and wants to marry her. Capulet says she is too young but Paris insists. As a compromise, Capulet allows Paris to speak to Juliet – if she is keen then Paris and Capulet will talk again. There is to be a feast in the evening which Juliet will attend. Rosaline will also be at the feast, and Romeo is in love with her.
“My child is yet a stranger in the world,// She hath not seen the change of fourteen years.” – Juliet is not even fourteen – she is too young to marry!