Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
Summary

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

6) Why do Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio go to the Capulets’ party?

Benvolio tells Romeo that Rosaline will be at the party. Benvolio wants to help Romeo let go of his obsession with Rosaline, and he explains that, while at the party, Romeo will be able to compare her to other girls and realize she is not the most beautiful. Romeo, on the other hand, says he will go to the party just so he can see Rosaline, the woman he believes he loves.