Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Romeo arrives at the tomb and fights Pairs, Paris dies, Romeo finds Juliet and he thinks she is dead so he kills himself, Juliet wakes up finds Friar Lawrence and he tells her to come with him. Juliet refuses and kills herself with Romeo’s dagger. The prince tells the Capulets and Montagues that it’s their fault. both families makeup and say they will build a statue of the opposite families child.
Time: Monday Late Evening
Location: Capulets House
Characters: Capulet, Paris, Lady Capulet
Event: Capulet and Lady Capulet make plans for Juliet to marry Paris. Lady Capulet decides that the marriage will be on Thursday and that they will not have a grand marriage but a small one with few friends and family because their relatives may think that they do not care about Tybalt’s death if they have a big party “Tybalt being slain so late, It may be thought we held him carelessly”.
Time: Monday Evening
Location: Friar Lawernce’s Cell
Characters: Romeo, Nurse, Friar Lawernce
Events: Romeo and Friar Lawernce discuss Romeos banishment and try to find a way to help him. They hear someone knocking on the door so Romeo hides and Friar Lawernce opens the door but finds out that it was just the Nurse looking for Romeo. Romeo says that he would rather commit suicide than be banished because he thinks death is compared the same as banishment and also he thinks that there is no world outside Verona walls “but purgatory torture, hell itself”. Which means he only loves Verona as he only loves Juliet.
Location: Capulets house
Time: Monday night
Characters: Juliet & Nurse
Event: Nurse comes in and tells Juliet that someone has died but doesn’t say who. Juliet thinks Romeos dead, then Nurse says that her favorite cousin has been killed by Romeo and that Romeo has been banished. Juliet says she will die a virgin, Then Nurse tells her she will find him and bring him back to her.
Location: Capulets House
Time: Monday Midday
Characters: Juliet, Nurse, Peter
Events: Juliet starts to wonder where the nurse is after she left to ask Romeo about the marriage arrangements. The nurse returns and Juliet ask the nurse about what Romeo said. The nurse goes on about how she is tired and weary. Then the nurse tells Juliet that Romeo may have a beautiful body but he is not a nice person. Juliet ignores her and asks again what Romeo said. Finally, the nurse asks Juliet if she is free to go to confession today Juliet replied yes. The nurse tells Juliet ” There stays a husband to make you a wife” which means that they are getting married.
Benvolio and Mercutio are trying to convince Romeo to come out of the Capulet household and come back with them. Mercutio and Benvolio still think he’s bewitched by his love for Rosaline and only his love. But what they do not know is that he is bewitched by Juliet’s love. Mercutio uses fancy words to say come back, but it doesn’t work. So Benvolio gives up and retreats to the Montague household.
Location: Capulet House
Time: Sunday Night
Character: First, second, third and fourth serving men, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Juliet, Nurse, Benvolio
Events: Romeo and Benvolio arrive at the party and go inside. Romeo tries to find Rosaline and does not succeed. Romeo finds Juliet and kisses her twice when the party ends and everyone starts leaving Juliet asks the nurse about the unknown man. The nurse explains that the unknown man was Romeo the son of Montague. Juliet says if he is married
Quote: “My Grave is like to be my wedding bed”.