Prince Escalus is the ruling Prince of Verona. Count Paris is a kinsman of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet. Mercutio is another kinsman of Escalus, a friend of Romeo.
A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. The grieving family agree to end their feud. On a hot summer's day, the young men of each faction fight until the Prince of Verona intercedes and threatens to banish them.
Soon after, the head of the Capulet family plans a feast. His goal is to introduce his daughter Juliet to a Count named Paris who seeks to marry Juliet. Montague's son Romeo and his friends Benvolio and Mercutio hear of the party and resolve to go in disguise.
Romeo hopes to see his beloved Rosaline at the party. Instead, while there, he meets Juliet and falls instantly in love with her. Juliet's cousin Tybalt recognises the Montague boys and forces them to leave just as Romeo and Juliet discover one another.
The pair declare their love for one another and intend to marry the next day. With the help of Juliet's Nurse, the lovers arrange to marry when Juliet goes for confession at the cell of Friar Laurence. There, they are secretly married talk about a short engagement.
Romeo refuses to fight, which angers his friend Mercutio who then fights with Tybalt.
Mercutio is accidentally killed as Romeo intervenes to stop the fight. In anger, Romeo pursues Tybalt, kills him, and is banished by the Prince. Juliet is anxious when Romeo is late to meet her and learns of the brawl, Tybalt's death, and Romeo's banishment.
Friar Laurence arranges for Romeo to spend the night with Juliet before he leaves for Mantua. When the wedding party arrives to greet Juliet the next day, they believe she is dead.
The Friar sends a messenger to warn Romeo of Juliet's plan and bids him to come to the Capulet family monument to rescue his sleeping wife.
Act V The vital message to Romeo doesn't arrive in time because the plague is in town so the messenger cannot leave Verona. Hearing from his servant that Juliet is dead, Romeo buys poison from an Apothecary in Mantua. He returns to Verona and goes to the tomb where he surprises and kills the mourning Paris.
Romeo takes his poison and dies, while Juliet awakens from her drugged coma.
She learns what has happened from Friar Laurence, but she refuses to leave the tomb and stabs herself. The Friar returns with the Prince, the Capulets, and Romeo's lately widowed father.Shakespeare’s play about the doomed romance of two teenagers from feuding families is the most famous love story ever written.
First performed around , Romeo and Juliet has been adapted as a ballet, an opera, the musical West Side Story, and a dozen films. Read a character analysis of Juliet, plot summary, and important quotes.
Movie Versions: Romeo and Juliet (); Romeo + Juliet () The three most important aspects of Romeo and Juliet: The first half of Romeo and Juliet, with its bawdy jokes, masked ball, and love poetry, is more like a . Romeo’s love for Juliet softens him towards all Capulets. In fact, when Tybalt insults him, Romeo keeps his cool and does not respond.
Instead, Mercutio is provoked to fight Tybalt and is killed. Romeo feels he has no choice; his friend must be avenged. Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's most famous tragedy and one of the world's most enduring love stories, derives its plot from several sixteenth century sources. Shakespeare's primary inspiration for the play was Arthur Brooke's Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet (), a long and dense poem.
THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET By William Shakespeare Dramatis Personae CHORUS PRINCE ESCALUS, Prince of Verona. PARIS, a young Count, kinsman to the Prince.
Romeo and Juliet: Analysis by Act and Scene. From Romeo and heartoftexashop.com Henry Norman Hudson. New York: Ginn and Co., INTRODUCTION. Tragedy as well as comedy deals with a conflict between an individual force (which may be centered either in one character or in a group of characters acting as one) and environing circumstances.