Romeo and Juliet - Plot summary

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The play starts with the Montague and Capulet families fighting one another in the streets of Verona. The brawl begins because argue.

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The Prince cannot cope with the constant fighting so he declares that the next person who begins a fight in the streets of Verona will be .

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Romeo and his friends gatecrash the Capulet party and it is here he meets and falls in love with .

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Despite their families' conflict, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married. marries them in secret.

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Friar Laurence hopes Romeo and Juliet's marriage will bring .

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Tybalt demands that Romeo should fight him as he has "dishonoured the Capulet name". Romeo refuses and takes his place.

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Romeo avenges Mercutio's death by killing Tybalt. The Prince declares that Romeo is to be .

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Juliet is heartbroken because of Tybalt's death and Romeo's banishment. In this time of mourning, her father organises .

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Juliet fakes her death and waits for Romeo in the Capulet tomb. Friar Laurence writes of Juliet's fake death in a letter to Romeo, however, the letter doesn't arrive. Romeo leaves for Verona thinking Juliet is dead and on his way, he buys .

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Romeo drinks the poison and dies. Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead and stabs herself with a dagger. As a consequence of their children's deaths, the two families decide to .