Romeo and Juliet - Plot summary


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


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 .


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 .


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 .