Romeo + Juliet Plot Summary & Character Summary

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Lee Lambert, 10Kn
Romeo & Juliet Homework:
Plot Summary;
Romeo (Montague), who is in love with Rosaline, goes to a party in an effort
to forget her or to ease his broken heart. At this party he met Juliet, and
immediately fell in love with her. He later finds out that she is a Capulet, the
rival family of the Montagues. He decides that he loves her anyway and
they confess their love for each other during the very famous "balcony
scene" in which they agree to secretly marry the next day. Friar Lawrence
agrees to marry them in an effort to end the feuding between the families.
Unfortunately, the fighting gets worse and Mercutio (Montague) , a good
friend of Romeo's, ends up in a fight with Tybalt (Capulet), Juliet's cousin.
Tybalt kills Mercutio, which causes Romeo to kill Tybalt in an angry rage. For
this, Romeo is banished from Verona.
At the same time, the Capulet's are planning Juliet's marriage to Paris.
Juliet does not want to marry this man so she arranges with Friar Lawrence
to fake her own death with a sleeping potion that will make everyone think
that she is dead. Friar Lawrence promises to send word to Romeo to meet
her when the potion wears off and to rescue her to Mantua, where Romeo
is currently staying. There they would live happily ever after. Unfortunately,
Romeo does not receive this message on time and upon hearing of her
"death" goes to Juliet's tomb where he drinks poison and dies. When Juliet's
potion wears off, she awaken's to find her lover's corpse. She then
proceeds to stab herself with Romeo's dagger. The two families find the
bodies and their shared sorrow, finally make peace with each other.
Character summary;
Romeo is a Montague. He falls in love with Juliet and proceeds to
marry her. He is a tragic character. He is characterized as hasty and
emotional. He is young.
Juliet- She is a Capulet. She falls in love with Romeo. She believes
marriage should be for love. She is also characterized as hasty. She is
Lord Capulet- He is Juliet's father. He is strict, harsh, not
understanding. He wants her to marry Paris.
Lady Montague-She is Romeo's mother. She is very busy and strict.
Lord Montague-He is Romeo' father. He is stubborn and not willing to

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County Paris- He is kinsman of Prince. He cares about Juliet and
wishes to marry her.
Prince Escalus- He is Prince of Verona. He wants to call a truce and
end the family feud.
Friar Lawrence- He is the Priest in Verona. He weds Romeo and Juliet
hoping it will unite both families. Instead it causes fighting. He later
gives Juliet sleeping potion. He helps Romeo out.…read more


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