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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a popular play that continues to capture the imagination and emotions of people around the world. The drama portrays the passionate, violent and often desperate lives of the youth of Verona. The story is about two families who have been fighting for years, the Capulets Juliet's family and the Montugues Romeo's family. The play opens with a fight scene between the servants of both families. This fight is broken up when the Prince Escalus who is the ruler of Verona tells them if there is any more fighting between the families, the culprits will be put to death. ...read more.


Romeo then goes off to talk to Friar Lawrence to arrange the wedding. Juliet's cousin Tybalt is very angry when he hears about Romeo gate crashing the party and vows to take revenge. When Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel he refuses, but Mercutio fights instead and as he dies he curses both families. Romeo is extremely upset about Tybalt killing Mercutio and in a fit of rage fights and kills Tybalt. When Price Escalus hears about this he is furious and banishes Romeo from Verona and tells him if he returns he will be sentenced to death. Juliet is very upset by this and also by the death of her cousin, she forgives Romeo for killing Tybalt and they spend the night together. ...read more.


Her family will put her into the tomb, the friar will send a letter to Romeo telling him to get Juliet so they can run away. Juliet takes the potion, goes into a deep sleep and her family think she has died. Romeo doesn't receive the letter sent to him by the Friar, he is distraught and goes and buys a poison, goes to the tomb to find Paris there. He kills Paris, swallows the poison and dies there. Juliet then awakens and the friar arrives, she cannot believe what has happened and the Friar tells her to run away, he then goes outside to see who has arrived then Juliet lifts Romeos dagger and stabs herself. Prince Escalus, the Capulets and the Montagues decide to make peace after the loss of their children. ...read more.

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