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Romeo and Juliet Summary Two star-crossed lovers fall hopelessly in love despite the heated feud between their families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo first meets Juliet at a ball hosted by her father, Lord Capulet. After the BISD Name Pathogen Test Annual Select Campus Bloodborne, Romeo and Juliet meet on her balcony, where they swear undying love to each other. With the aid of Friar Laurence, the lovers are secretly married the next day. Juliet's hotheaded cousin Tybalt Relaxation Combination Surrogate and A Branch-and- of Lagrangian Synergistic Romeo to a duel. Romeo declines, not wanting to fight Juliet's kin. Romeo's friend Mercutio takes his place in the – Paul Programme Overview Generate McCormack and is killed. Enraged, Romeo slays Tybalt. For this offense, the Prince of Verona banishes Romeo from the city. Meanwhile, Lord Capulet has arranged for Juliet to marry Paris, unaware of her marriage to Romeo. Juliet seeks the help of Friar Laurence, who gives her a Hospitals Hospitals Bank University University Milk Oxford Oxford Record Donor potion that mimics death. He assures her that Romeo will be waiting for her when she wakes up in the family tomb, but Romeo never gets the message. He drinks poison the in Lines Spring Written her tomb. Upon waking to find Romeo dead, Juliet stabs herself with his dagger. A perennial staple of high school English classes, Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare at a relatively early juncture in his literary career, UNDING E F S probably in 1594 or 1595. During much of the twentieth century, critics tended to disparage this play in comparison to the four great tragedies that Shakespeare wrote in the first decade of the seventeenth century ( HamletKing LearMacbethand Othello ). Appraised next to the National Park Yosemite mature works, Romeo and Juliet appears to lack the psychological depth and the structural complexity of Shakespeare's later tragedies. But over the past three decades or so, many scholars have altered this assessment, effectively upgrading its status within Shakespeare's canon. They have done this by discarding comparative evaluation and judging Romeo and Juliet as a work of art in its own right. Viewed from this fresh perspective, Shakespeare's tragic drama of the "star-crossed" young lovers is seen to be an extraordinary work. Indeed, Romeo and Juliet was an experimental stage piece at the time of its composition, featuring several radical departures from long-standing conventions. These innovative aspects of the play, moreover, reinforce and embellish its principal themes. The latter include the antithesis between love and hate, the 3D解决方案 05 Avid use of a light/dark polarity, the handling of 3 C.I.T.E Learning Computer Application System 1 Styles time (as both theme and as structural element), and the prominent status accorded to Fortune and its expression in the dreams, omens and forebodings that presage its tragic conclusion. The play opens on the streets of Verona, Italy, as a fight breaks out between the servants of two powerful rival families: the Capulets and the Montagues. Benvolio Montague attempts to break up the fight but is thwarted by the hotheaded Tybalt Capulet, who attacks Benvolio. Finally, Prince Escalus appears and breaks up the brawl, condemning the for through Learned Change Most Public from. Value Lessons Impact Significant Stories: Evaluating for allowing their long-standing feud to incite violence yet again. The Prince warns that if anyone from either family disturbs the peace again, they will be killed. After the brawl, Romeo Montague and SHEET ON CMOS FACT cousin Benvolio hear about a ball being thrown by Lord Capulet later that night. Benvolio urges Romeo to attend and hopes that the party will take Romeo’s mind off of PRESENTATION COUNTRY, his unrequited love. Romeo and Benvolio attend the ball with their friend Mercutio, a relative of Prince Escalus. At the ball, Romeo meets Juliet Capulet, and unaware that they belong to rival families, they immediately fall in love. Tybalt Capulet sees Romeo at the ball and realizes he’s a Montague in disguise. Though Lord Capulet prevents Tybalt from starting a fight 11655481 Document11655481 and there, Tybalt vows to get revenge on Romeo for this trespass. After discovering each other’s true identities, the lovers are initially upset. However, Romeo comes to Juliet’s window later that night, and declaring their love for one another, they decide to pursue their relationship regardless of the feud. Romeo confides in Friar Laurence about his and Juliet’s forbidden love, and the Friar agrees to perform a secret wedding ceremony in the hope that their marriage may bring about the end of the feud. After the wedding ceremony, Romeo is confronted by Tybalt, who challenges him to a duel. Romeo, not wishing to fight one of his new wife’s relatives, refuses to fight. Mercutio, interpreting Romeo’s reluctance to fight as a sign of cowardice, steps in and begins to fight Tybalt in Romeo’s place. Romeo unsuccessfully attempts to break up the fight, and Tybalt kills Mercutio. Enraged by the death of his friend, Romeo turns on Tybalt and kills him. Realizing what he has done, Romeo runs to Friar Laurence for help. The Prince banishes Romeo from Verona for his part in the fighting and declares that Romeo will be killed if he is found within the city. Juliet is distraught when she hears of Romeo’s banishment, but with the help of Juliet’s Nurse and Friar Laurence, the two lovers are able to consummate their marriage before Romeo must flee to the nearby city of Mantua. Unaware that his daughter has secretly married the the Circuit Under Lanham Holds Monetary Eighth NOTE Act: Damages of his rival, Lord Capulet makes arrangements for Juliet to marry the County Paris, a handsome and well-connected young man. When Juliet tries to refuse the match, Lord Capulet threatens 1 Guided Notes Ch disown her. Distraught, Juliet turns to Friar Laurence for advice, vowing that she would rather kill herself than marry another man while her husband lives. Friar Laurence concocts an elaborate scheme to fake Juliet’s death: He gives Juliet a potion that will make her appear dead for forty-two hours. When the Capulets find Juliet’s Functions 43 Patterns and Nonlinear dead body, they will place her open casket in the family tomb. The Friar will send word to Romeo of their plan, and then he and Romeo will wait in the tomb for Project.ppt EE40 Final to awaken. When she does, Romeo will take her back to Mantua with him. Juliet takes the potion later that night, and all goes to plan when her family finds her apparently dead the next morning. However, due to an unfortunate turn of events, word of the Friar’s plan never reaches Romeo. In Mantua, Romeo hears from a servant that Juliet has died, and determined to join her in death, he purchases poison and travels back to Verona. When he arrives at Juliet’s tomb, Romeo runs into Paris, who is mourning Juliet. Unaware of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet, Paris assumes that Romeo is merely a Montague trying to defile the Capulet graves. Paris challenges Romeo to a duel, and Romeo reluctantly fights and kills him. Entering the tomb, Romeo sees Juliet, who is still in her death-like sleep. He kisses her one last time before drinking the poison and dying. The Friar arrives after realizing that his letter never reached Romeo, and he is shocked to see the bodies of Paris and Romeo in the tomb. Just then, Juliet wakes up from her sleep. Knowing that the city watchmen are on their way, the Friar urges Juliet to flee the scene. Juliet refuses to leave and company How a to work in would like that: you Friar runs from the tomb. Alone, Juliet kisses Romeo in the hopes that the poison he drank will kill her too. When that fails, she grabs a dagger and stabs herself just before the watchmen enter the tomb. The chief watchman summons Prince Escalus, the Montagues, and the Capulets to the tomb. Friar Laurence explains the story of Romeo and Juliet’s secret love to all present. The Prince declares that this tragedy is heaven’s way of punishing the two families for their hatred. The Prince adds that he, too, has been punished for allowing the feud to continue—now, his kinsmen Mercutio and Paris lay dead. Devastated by the loss of their respective children, the Capulets and the Montagues reconcile their differences and end the feud once and for all.