Peter, the servant, is illiterate, and can neither read nor write. Capulet gives him a written list containing the names of those he would wish to see at the feast he is giving in honour of his daughter, Juliet, at which Paris, kinsman to Escalus, Prince of Verona, can press his suit of marriage. Peter can make neither head nor tail of the list, and asks two passing gentlemen to read it for him. Romeo, and Benvolio. Reading the list, Romeo sees the name of Rosaline, the woman who has just given him short shrift! So he determines to meet her again, with the encouragement of Benvolio.