Summary of Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

Act I Scene I
This scene takes place in Verona, Italy, on a public street. Gregory and Sampson, who are part of the Montague household, are looking for some trouble. Abram and Baltizar, part of the Capulet household are there also. Due to fact that the Capulet's and Montague's are enemies, they start fighting. The prince comes out and interrupts the fight. He warns them if they keep fighting they will be persecuted. Romeo, the son of Montague, cannot be found. Montague ask Benvolio what is wrong with Romeo. Benvolio tells him Romeo is in love; but the woman (Rosaline) he loves does not love him nor has a desire to get married, which is making him depressed. Benvolio advises Romeo to forget about Rosaline and check out other girls. Act I Scene II

It is a Sunday afternoon. In this scene Paris ask Capulet to if he could marry his daughter Juliet. Capulet doesn't think she is ready for marriage, so Capulet says he could date her. Capulet decides to have a feast and gives invitations to a servant to give to the guest, but the servant can't read. The servant stops Romeo and Benvolio if they could read the letters for him. In gratitude of them helping him he tells them they could go to the party. Benvolio convinces Romeo to go to the party to look for girls to cheer him up. Horne 2

Act I Scene III
Lady Capulet is at home talking to Juliet before the party. She is trying to convince Juliet to like Paris, but Juliet is not interested in being married. Lady Capulet makes a agreement with Juliet to go to the party and meet Paris then decide if she likes him or not. Juliet wants to be in in love with her husband, but agrees and goes to get ready for the party. Act I Scene IV

Romeo, Benvolio, and their friend Mercutio are heading to the party. Romeo is still sad about Rosalin who he is in love with. He wonders how they will get because they are Montagues. Mercutio starts talking about his weird dream, but is not making any since. They put on masks and go to the party but have agreed to stay for only one dance. The scene ends with Romeo talking about something bad happening. Act I Scene V

Later on at the party Romeo and Juliet see each other and immediately fall in love. Tybalt, Juliet's cousin and opponent to Romeo, recognizes Romeo's voice and is very upset that he is there. He asks Capulet if he could kill Romeo, but Capulet says no. Meanwhile Romeo and Juliet kiss and figure out their families are rivals. Juliet has the idea that they should get married and Romeo agrees. Act II Scene I

After the party Romeo decides he does not want to leave his beloved Juliet. To avoid being found he hides in the orchard. Benvolio and Mercutio are looking for Romeo

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but cannot find him. They give up looking for him because they are tired, so they leave and go home without Romeo. Act II Scene II
Romeo goes to Juliet's balcony to see her. She is upset that he is a Montague and she is a Capulet. Romeo tells her he would change his name so they would be together. Juliet ask Romeo if they could get married. He thinks that it is a good idea. He tells her he would send her word about the wedding arrangements at nine o' clock. Act II Scene III

Romeo goes to see Friar Lawrence’ cell to make arrangements for the wedding. Friar is working on his herbs he is growing. Romeo tells the Friar of his plans to marry Juliet. The Friar is confused because just yesterday he loved another girl. Romeo convinces Friar he loves Juliet, and he agrees to marry them. He hopes marrying them will help their family's to get along better. Act II Scene IV

Tybalt sends a letter to Romeo telling him he wants to fight him. Romeo is talking with Benvolio and Mercutio when Juliet’s nurse comes up and ask to speak to Romeo in private. The nurse warns him not to play with Juliet’s heart, and she has others who love her and want to be her husband. Romeo tell the nurse to tell Juliet to go to the Friar’s cell so they could get...
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