Romeo and Juliet is about two families that have been in a long and bitter feud for many years now. The play is set in Verona in Italy and involves two main characters, Romeo, or the Montagues, and Juliet, of the Capulets.
The play starts with a fight between the Montagues and the capulets, it ends with Prince Escalus threatening that if it happens again, the people involved, will be banned from Verona. Romeo is obsessed with Rosaline at this point, and gets word of a party at the Capulets mansion. He and Mercutio decide to go to this party, partially the fact that Romeo has never seen Rosaline and hopes she will be there.
When at the ball, Romeo sets his eyes upon Juliet, where they both fall instantly in love with each other. Tybalt see’s Romeo at the party and thinks of going over to him to “sort him out” but Lord Capulet stops him and tells him to leave it and not spoil the ball. Later on Juliet leaves to go to bed where Romeo goes outside to talk to her, which is the world famous balcony scene.
The next day Romeo goes to see Friar Lawrence where he talks to him about “the vision of beauty”, also known as Juliet. He gives some advice to Romeo and sets him off, after Romeo telling him he wants to marry her. Later on that day Romeo is with his cousins at the beach where an angry Tybalt approaches them, Tybalt thinks Romeo has challenged him to a duel and draws his weapon and threatens Romeo, Romeo refuses to fight and walks away, where Tybalt follows him and starts to attack him. Mercutio does not like what he see’s and stops Tybalt, where soon after, Tybalt stabs Mercutio leaving him mortally wounded. Mercutio has a reputation for being a joker, and starts to explain how it is a “mere scratch”, and at that remark, he falls down dead.
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Romeo swears he will have revenge and goes after Tybalt, when he finds him, he kills him and then flee’s the scene back to Juliet where he spends what he knows as his last night with her. In the morning Romeo realizes he must leave but Juliet convinces him that it is still night and he must stay, Romeo agrees and says he would die for her rather than be banned for life; Juliet decides she does not want him dead and tells him to leave. He leaves Verona and goes away to live in Mantua, a place not too far away from Verona.
Friar Lawrence decides to create a plan that will get Romeo and Juliet together again, if only for a short while, he gives Juliet a potion that will make her act dead for 18 hours, and then a telegram is sent to Romeo telling him that she has died, so he is bound to go to see her lifeless corpse. When Romeo arrives to the tomb Juliet was placed in, she is meant to awake, and they can be reunited, but he arrives early after going to and apothecary to get a poison to kill himself, he takes the poison next to Juliet to meet her in heaven. After he has taken the poison, Juliet awakes and see’s Romeo is dead and stabs herself. With the death of the two of them, the feud is ended and the families get along in harmony.