TL;DR: The classic story of young meets girl; girl\"s family members hates boy\"s family; boy\"s household hates girl\"s family; young kills girl\"s cousin; boy and girl kill themselves.

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Romeo and also Juliet Summary

An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts right into bloodshed. A team of masking Montagues risk further dispute by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague drops instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is because of marry her father’s choice, the county Paris. Through the aid of Juliet’s nurse, the females arrange for the couple to marry the following day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s very own cousin, Tybalt, because that which Romeo is banished. In a desperate effort to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet adheres to the Friar’s plot and fakes her very own death. The message stops working to reach Romeo, and also believing Juliet dead, that takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to uncover Romeo’s corpse alongside her and kills herself. The grieving household agree to end their feud.

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Act I

Romeo and Julietbegins as the Chorus introduces 2 feuding family members of Verona: the Capuletsand the Montagues. On a warm summer\"s day, the young men of each faction fightuntil the Prince of Verona intercedes and also threatens to banish them. Quickly after,the head of the Capulet household plans a feast. His score is to introduce hisdaughter Juliet to a Count named Paris who seeks to marry Juliet. 

Montague\"sson Romeo and his friend (Benvolio and Mercutio) hear of the party and resolveto walk in disguise. Romeo hopes to watch his beloved Rosaline at the party.Instead, when there, the meets Juliet and falls instantly in love with her.Juliet\"s cousin Tybalt recognises the Montague boys and forces them to leavejust together Romeo and Juliet find one another. 

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Act II

Romeo lingers close to the Capulet home to talk with Julietwhen she appears in her window. The pair declare their love for one one more andintend to marry the following day. With the aid of Juliet\"s Nurse, the loversarrange come marry as soon as Juliet goes because that confession at the cabinet of Friar Laurence.There, castle are covertly married (talk about a short engagement). 

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— Romeo and also Juliet, action 2 step 2


Following the mystery marriage, Juliet\"s cousin Tybalt sendsa an obstacle to Romeo. Romeo refuses come fight, which angers his girlfriend Mercutiowho climate fights v Tybalt. Mercutio is accidentally eliminated as Romeointervenes to stop the fight. In anger, Romeo pursues Tybalt, death him, and also isbanished through the Prince. 

Juliet is anxious when Romeo is so late to satisfy her andlearns that the brawl, Tybalt\"s death, and also Romeo\"s banishment. Friar Laurencearranges because that Romeo to invest the night with Juliet before he leaves for Mantua.Meanwhile, the Capulet household grieves because that Tybalt, so lord Capulet movesJuliet\"s marriage to Paris come the next day. Juliet’s parents are angry whenJuliet doesn\"t want to get married Paris, yet they don\"t know about her secretmarriage to Romeo.

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Romeo and also Juliet v Friar Laurence, Bunbury, 1984

A pair that star-crossed lovers

— Romeo and also Juliet, Prologue

Act IV

Friar Laurence help Juliet by providing a resting draughtthat will make her seem dead. Once the wedding party arrives to greet Julietthe next day, they think she is dead. The Friar sends a messenger come warnRomeo of Juliet\"s plan and bids that to concerned the Capulet family members monument torescue his resting wife. 

Act V

The an important message come Romeo doesn\"t arrive in time since the plague isin city (so the messenger cannot leave Verona). Hearing from his maid thatJuliet is dead, Romeo buys toxicity from one Apothecary in Mantua. He returns toVerona and goes come the tomb where he surprises and also kills the mourning Paris.Romeo takes his poison and dies, when Juliet awakens from she drugged coma.She to learn what has happened native Friar Laurence, however she refuses to leaving thetomb and also stabs herself. The Friar returns through the Prince, the Capulets, andRomeo\"s lately widowed father. The deaths that their youngsters lead the familiesto do peace, and they promise to erect a monument in Romeo and Juliet\"smemory.

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