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Romeo & Juliet Act I Scene I 1. Fight breaks out between Capulets and Montagues. 2. Benvolio tries to make peace. 3. Tybalt joins in fight 4. Prince declares anyone fighting will be executed. 5. Romeo tells Benvolio he is in love. Act I Scene II 1. Paris asks Capulet if he can marry Juliet. 2. Capulet sends a servant to invite people in his party. 3. Benvolio and Romeo meet the servant and find out about the party. Act I Scene III 1. Lady Capulet wants to talk to Juliet but the nurse keeps interrupting 2. Lady Capulet asks Juliet if she would like to marry Paris Act I Scene IV 1. Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio and friends decide how to gate crash the party. 2. Mercutio tries to cheer Romeo up with the story of Queen Mab. 3. Romeo feels a sense of doom about the party. Act I Scene V (p.73- Sonnet) 1. Servants prepare for the party 2. Capulet welcomes guests. 3. Romeo and Juliet meet. 4. Tybalt is furious at Romeos presence. 5. Capulet orders Tybalt to restrain himself. Act II Scene I 1. After the party Romeo returns to Juliet. 2. Benvolio and Mercutio look for him. ...read more.


2. Lady Capulet comes to tell Juliet about the wedding to Paris. 3. Juliet refuses to marry Paris and Lord Capulet looses his temper with her. 4. The nurse urges Juliet to marry paris- Juliet's rejects her as a friend. Act 1V Scene I 1. Paris visits Friar Lawrence to orange the wedding. 2. Juliet comes to see Friar and meets Paris. 3. Friar thinks of a plan to help Juliet Act 1V Scene I! 1. The Capulet household prepares for the wedding. 2. Juliet apologises to her father. 3. Lord Capulet brings the date of the wedding forward to Wednesday. Act IV Scene III 1. Juliet asks the nurse and Lady Capulet to leave her alone. 2. She fears what might happen to her after she has taken the potion. 3. She drinks it and falls on the bed. Act IV Scene IV 1. Preparations for the wedding feast continue 2. Music outside signals Paris's arrival. Act IV Scene V 1. The nurse comes to wake Juliet and finds her apparently dead. 2. Lord and Lady Capulet come in and all 3 mourn. 3. The Friar, Paris and musicians arrive. 4. The Musicians joke with each other. Act V Scene I 1. ...read more.


* Friar Lawrence plans Juliet's faked death so she can avoid marrying Paris. * Friar Lawrence leaves Juliet alone after she wakes up and finds Romeo dead. Paragraph Four Friar Lawrence's motives Positive: * He offers sensible advice love to Romeo * He marries Romeo and Juliet to bring the two families together. * He tries to pressure their marriage by helping Juliet avoid having to marry Paris. Negative: * Hypocritical- he speaks of caution but acts hastily. * Na�ve- he doesn't comprehend the seriousness of what will happen if his plans go wrong. * Cowardly- he abandons Juliet when perhaps she is most vulnerable because he is afraid of being found. Paragraph Five Other forces * Fate mentioned through out the play (" star-crossed lovers") * Bad luck - Friar Lawrence's plan to reunite the two lovers. * Feud- Family hatred is why their love is secret. Family feud is why Mercutio killed, why Romeo kills Tybalt and ends up banished. The prince names the feud as a primary cause of tragedy. Paragraph Six Conclusion * Fate and feud clearly plays their parts. * Friar Lawrence is responsible for settling motion many of the events that lead to Romeo and Juliet's death. * His good intentions offer some excuse. 07900 843285 ...read more.

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