In conversation with Capulet, Count Paris declares his wish to marry Juliet. Capulet invites him to a party that night.
Capulet gives a servant the guest list for the party and orders him off to issue invitations. The servant cannot read the list and asks for help from Romeo and Benvolio. When they find out that Rosaline, on whom Romeo dotes, is invited to the party, they decide to go too.