This unrequited love is the cause of Romeo's depression. Friar Laurence explains the whole story, and Romeo's letter confirms it. But Romeo refuses the fight and this makes Mercutio, a close friend of Romeo to accept the fight on behalf of him. As a result, Romeo is depressed. Benvolio after a bit of teasing reads the list. The Friar, who apparently shows up at some point, tries to convince Juliet to run away, but she refuses and kills herself with a dagger. Contrast and conflict are running themes throughout Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet — one of the Bard's most popular romantic tragedies.
The next morning, he is forced to leave when Juliet's mother arrives. He wrote about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. That night, Juliet drinks the potion, and the Nurse discovers her, apparently dead, the next morning. Her father Capulet, though happy at the match, asks Paris to wait two years, since Juliet is not yet even fourteen. He is performing the marriage ceremony in hopes of bringing an end to the feuding of the two families; but he seems to have a presentiment.
This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. She displays both attractive and repulsive qualities at the same time. She continues to tease her charge until Juliet loses her temper. Capulet enters the scene and calls for his sword. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive. The Prince, on hearing of the trouble, banishes Romeo.
He concocts a plan to reunite Juliet with Romeo in Mantua. Stars were thought to control the fates of humanity, and as time passed, stars would move along their course in the sky, also charting the course of human lives below. Throughout the play, Shakespeare associates daytime with disorder — not only does the Act I street fight occur in the daytime, but Romeo also kills Tybalt during the day — while order appears within the secrecy afforded by nighttime. There he sees Paris who has come to mourn privately. The Nurse, instead of answering questions, starts complaining about her aches and pains. Meanwhile, the Capulet family grieves for Tybalt, so Lord Capulet moves Juliet's marriage to Paris to the next day. Capulet addresses the guests and tells them to have a good time.
The Nurse tells Juliet the sad news about what has happened to Tybalt and Romeo. They fall in love immediately. These two young people did nothing wrong except fall in love. The Nurse finds Romeo hiding at Friar Laurence's, and the Friar hatches a plan. Summary of Romeo and Juliet This is a short summary of Romeo and Juliet by. However, the love between Romeo and Juliet is not frivolous. Servants start the quarrel, but soon draw the noblemen into it.
Romeo arrives at the Capulets' party in costume. In Romeo and Juliet, the opening sonnet presents dire enough circumstances to support that convention. Juliet stabs herself and dies. Scene 4— Lord Capulet agrees to a marriage between Juliet and Paris. Romeo, on the other hand, exhibits qualities that could be considered feminine by Shakespearean standards — he is melancholy and introverted, choosing to remain distant from both the feud and the violence in Verona.
When Juliet finally wakes up, she discovers that Romeo is dead and then kills herself. As Romeo tries to break up the fight, Mercutio is slain. Juliet hears from the Nurse that her new husband has murdered her cousin, which is a major bummer—but not enough of a bummer to keep her from being super stoked about her wedding night. In her room, Juliet awaits the arrival of her new husband. The Capulets and Montague decide to reconcile as a result of the deaths of their children. This phrase seems to hint that the stars have predetermined the lovers' future Duality of light and dark Shakespeare's widespread use of light and dark imagery throughout the play has long been noted. It is a list full of names to be invited to Capulet's party including Rosaline.
Romeo feels sparks of desire for Juliet before they even speak, reinforcing the young man's quick passions. When the Montague servants — and — arrive, Sampson bites his thumb at them which is rude but not illegal. As Juliet does not want to get married to Paris, she visits Friar Lawrence and he offers her a drug that would put her in a deathlike coma for two and forty hours and promises to send a messenger for Romeo informing the plan, so that they could reunite when she wakes up. Friar Lawrence appears to be deeply troubled. Just then, Friar Lawrence enters and realizes that Romeo has killed Paris and himself.