ROMEO & JULIET
I'm going to talk about 'Romeo and Juliet', a play written in 1595 - 1596 by William Shakespeare.
play takes place in
day, some Montagues and Capulets are hting in a street of
Lord and Lady Montague, worried about the strange behaviour of their son, Romeo, ask his cousin Benvolio to discover the reason for it. Romeo tells Benvolio that he is sad because his love for Rosaline is not returned. They discover that Rosaline will be at the Capulet's feast that evening, and so they decide to go. Romeo, forgetting his love for Rosaline, is captivated by Juliet's beauty and confesses his love to her. But later he knows that she is a Capulet. Juliet falls in love with Romeo, and she is similarly upset to discover that he is a Montague. Later, that night, Romeo climbs the wall of Juliet's garden and hears her talking to herself and revealing her love for him. He promises to marry her, and at the sunrise visits Friar Lawrence, who is persuaded to agree to marry them that afternoon, in the hope that this link between the two families will stop their quarrel.
Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, has recognised Romeo at the feast, also if he was in disguise. He considers Romeo's presence there uninvited and so he decides to revenge it.
Tybalt meets Romeo just after his secret marriage, but Romeo, who wants to be on friendly terms with the Capulets, doesn't want to ht with him.
friend, Mercutio, thinks that Romeo is a coward, and so he hts Tybalt
himself and is killed. His death angers Romeo, who hts and kills Tybalt.
Romeo is banished from
Lord Capulet tries to force Juliet to marry Count Paris, but she refuses and asks for advice Friar Lawrence, who gives her a drug, which will make her unconscious for forty-two hours.
On the morning fixed for the marriage with Count Paris she is found apparently dead, and her body is laid in the family tomb.
Lawrence sends a message to Romeo, in which he tells him to come and assist
Juliet's escape, but because of a plague in
Romeo's servant Balthasar, believing Juliet to be dead, hurries to
When Juliet discovers Romeo died by her side, she kills herself with a dagger. A crowd from the city reaches the tomb, and Friars Lawrence tells them the whole tragic story of the two lovers. The two families are, in the end, reconciled.