But they come from families which hate each other. Juliet is devastated when she learns that Romeo killed her cousin, but she decides that her loyalty must be with her husband. The whole house decries her suicide, and Friar Laurence insists they quickly place her into the family vault. Upon seeing his rival, Benvolio, Tybalt also draws his sword, reigniting the altercation. Lord Capulet's attitude towards Juliet will later force the final, tragic turn of events. Juliet is heart-broken, but she realizes that Romeo would have been killed if he had not fought Tybalt. Capulet then hands his servant a list of names and orders the man to invite everyone on the list to the party.
Before he leaves, he and Juliet spend their first—and last—night together. For Romeo, reality takes the form of his banishment to Mantua. Romeo is a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet. We start off with a little action: a duel between the servants of two enemy families of Verona: the Montagues and the Capulets. Paris dies, Romeo placing him beside Juliet.
Juliet's messenger, the Nurse, arrives and the wedding is set for later that day. Juliet returns home to discover the wedding has been moved ahead one day, and she is to be married tomorrow. The two begin to duel. The Capulets grieve, and Juliet is entombed according to plan. Unnoticed in Juliet's orchard, Romeo learns of Juliet's love for him. At first glance, the speech and the preceding scene paint Mercutio as a colorful, sexually-minded fellow, who prefers transient lust over committed love. Juliet hears from the Nurse that her new husband has murdered her cousin, which is a major bummer—but not enough of a bummer to keep her from being super stoked about her wedding night.
Tybalt demands to know where Romeo is so that he can challenge him to a duel, in order to punish him for sneaking into the party. Romeo's emotional turmoil also reflects the chaos of Verona, a city divided by the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. In Romeo and Juliet, love is a force which can—and does—move too fast. Most important is the idea that an individual or individuals is or are defeated by forces beyond his or her control; tragedies most often celebrate human willpower in the face of bad luck or divine antagonism. When Juliet arrives, the Nurse tells a rambling, embarrassing story about how her late husband had once made an inappropriate sexual joke about Juliet when she was an infant.
In a rage, Romeo kills Tybalt. Mercutio fights Tybalt and is killed. Juliet is anxious when Romeo is late to meet her and learns of the brawl, Tybalt's death, and Romeo's banishment. They're going to check each other out that night at a masquerade ball at the Capulets' house. By my holy order, I thought thy disposition better tempered.
When Prince Escalus arrives at the murder scene, he banishes Romeo from Verona forever. After citizens outraged by the constant violence beat back the warring factions, Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona, attempts to prevent any further conflicts between the families by decreeing death for any individual who disturbs the peace in the future. Then, , Juliet's cousin, walks onto the street. Its bearer, Friar John, gets confined to a quarantined house. Her parents do not know she is already married. Romeo and Juliet begins with a Chorus, which establishes the plot and tone of the play.
He says that he will speak to Capulet and Montague more directly on this matter; Capulet exits with him, the brawlers disperse, and Benvolio is left alone with his uncle and aunt, Montague and Lady Montague. Hearing this good news, Capulet, who is keen to have Juliet marry Paris decides to move the wedding forward. Nevertheless, helped by Friar Laurence, they marry in secret instead. After the swords are sheathed, Verona's Prince shows up to say that the next person who fights is going to get killed, and he means it this time. Banishment is just a different name for death. Romeo and Juliet Summary An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. Romeo catches up with his friends Mercutio and Benvolio.
Act V The vital message to Romeo doesn't arrive in time because the plague is in town so the messenger cannot leave Verona. However, , Romeo's quick-tempered friend, intervenes and accepts the challenge. Tybalt challenged him to fight. Thy Juliet is alive, For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead— There art thou happy. Juliet returns home and agrees to marry Paris. Benvolio counsels Romeo to forget her by gazing on other beauties, but Romeo contends that the woman he loves is the most beautiful of all.
Romeo jumps out from his hiding place. Benvolio has advised him to get over Rosaline by checking out other women. He has challenged Romeo to a duel. The play which is set in Verona is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. Disgusted with this plea for peace, Mercutio says that he will fight Tybalt himself. GradeSaver, 26 June 2013 Web. Paris challenges Romeo to a duel, and Romeo kills him quickly.