Romeo & Juliet

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio Pages: 3 (1150 words) Published: August 18, 2014
Romeo & Juliet

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William Shakespeare was born in Statford-upon-Avon on April 23 1564. He went to free grammar school in Stratford. It was a good school where he learned even Greek and Latin. But he didn’t go to college that’s so people thought he didn’t write his work, because apparently in that time if you didn’t go to college you weren’t smart enough to write such good books and plays. He started getting famous in 1592 when he showed in his talent in writing plays London, suchHamlet, Romeo and Juliet, as you like it and more.

Summary

In the streets of Verona another brawl breaks out between the servants of the feuding noble families of Capulet and Montague. Benvolio, a Montague, tries to stop the fighting, but is himself embroiled when the rash Capulet, Tybalt, arrives on the scene. 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. Romeo, the son of Montague, runs into his cousin Benvolio.. After some prodding by Benvolio, Romeo confides that he is in love with Rosaline, a woman who doesn’t like him back. Benvolio tries to convince him to forget this woman and find another, more beautiful one, but Romeo doesn’t listen. Meanwhile, Paris, a kinsman of the Prince, seeks Juliet’s hand in marriage. Her father Capulet, asks Paris to wait two years, since Juliet is only fourteen. Capulet plan a masquerade and feast he traditionally holds, and invited Paris in hopes that he will win Juliet’s heart. Romeo and Benvolio, still discussing Rosaline, encounter the Capulet servant bearing the list of invitations. Benvolio suggests that they attend, since that will allow Romeo to compare his beloved to other beautiful women of Verona. Romeo agrees to go with Benvolio to the feast, but only because Rosaline, whose name he reads on the list, will be...
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