Romeo and Juliet summary



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In Verona a feud has broken out between the families of the Montegues and the Capulets. Romeo, the Montegues’ heir, is in love with Rosaline, who has vowed to remain chaste for the rest of her life. He and his friend Benvolio stumble across a servant of the Capulet's in the street. The servant, Peter, is trying to read a list of names of people invited to a masked party at the Capulet house that evening. Romeo helps him read the list and receives an invitation to the party. Romeo arrives at the party in costume and falls in love with Juliet at first sight. However, he is recognized by Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, who wants to kill him on the spot. Capulet intervenes and tells Tybalt that he will not disturb the party for any amount of money. Romeo approaches Juliet and tells her that he loves her. Then, they kiss. Juliet's Nurse tells Romeo who Juliet really is, and he is upset when he finds out he loves the daughter of Capulet. Juliet too finds out who Romeo is, and laments the fact that she is in love with her enemy. Soon thereafter Romeo climbs the garden wall leading to Juliet's garden. Juliet emerges on her balcony and speaks her private thoughts out loud, imagining herself alone. She wishes Romeo could shed his name and marry her. At this, Romeo appears and tells her that he loves her. She warns him to be true in his love to her, and he swears he truly loves her. Juliet then is called inside, but manages to return twice to call Romeo back to her. They agree that Juliet will send her Nurse to meet him at nine o'clock the next day, because Romeo will set a place for them to be married. The Nurse tells Juliet to meet Romeo at the chapel where Friar Laurence lives and works. Juliet goes to find Romeo, and together they are married by the Friar. Benvolio and Mercutio, good friends of the Montegues, are waiting on the street when Tybalt, who wants to challenge Romeo to duel, arrives. When Romeo arrives, Tybalt challenges him, but Romeo refuses, so Mercutio draws his sword on Tybalt. Romeo tries to block the two men, but Tybalt cuts Mercutio and runs away. Mercutio has died. Romeo fights with Tybalt and kills him. The Nurse goes to tell Juliet the sad news about what has happened to Tybalt and Romeo. She sends the Nurse to find Romeo and give him her ring. Romeo comes that night and sleeps with Juliet. The next morning he is forced to leave at dusk when Juliet's mother arrives. Romeo goes to Mantua where he waits for someone to send news about Juliet. During the night Capulet decides that Juliet should marry a young man named Paris. He and Lady Capulet go to tell Juliet that she should marry Paris, but when she refuses to obey Capulet becomes infuriated and orders her to comply with his orders. When they leave, Juliet throws out of the room, saying, "ancient damnation".Juliet then goes to Friar Laurence, who gives her a potion that will make her seem dead for at least two days. She takes the potion and drinks it that night. The next morning her Nurse finds her "dead" in bed. The whole house decries her suicide, and Friar Laurence makes them hurry to put her into the family vault. Romeo's servant arrives in Mantua and tells his master that Juliet is dead. Romeo hurries back to Verona. Friar Laurence discovers too late from Friar John that his message to Romeo has failed to be delivered. He rushes to get to Juliet's grave before Romeo does. Romeo arrives at the Capulet vault and finds it guarded by Paris. Paris challenges Romeo to a duel, and is killed. When he sees Juliet dead within the tomb, Romeo drinks some poison and dies kissing her. Friar Laurence arrives just as Juliet wakes up. He tries to get her to come out, but when she sees Romeo dead, she takes his dagger and kills herself with it. The rest of the town starts to arrive, including Capulet and Montegue. Friar Laurence tells them the whole story. The two family agree to become friends by erecting golden statues of the other's child.