Short Summary of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet, the most distinguished romantic play written by William Shakespeare about 2 star-crossed fans whose deaths, eventually joins their households. This play comes from a tradition of tragic love. This is one of the plays that has actually been widely used numerous stages and even used for operas.

The play starts at Verona, with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet fans, who are sworn as opponents to each other. The Prince of Verona then declares that if there is any more breach of peace, the punishment shall be serious.

Now, Count Paris who is a kinsman to Capulet asks him to wed his child (Juliet), but he is asked to await about two years for the marital relationship. Later on, he orders his child to marry Paris and Paris is welcomed to a Capulet ball.

Meanwhile, Romeo is in depression of his infatuated love for Rosaline. Romeo is being persuaded by his cousin Benvolio to go to the ball so that he may find Rosaline.

However, instead of finding Rosaline, he instantly falls in love with Juliet, and right after the ball he tries to meets Juliet (notoriously known as the Terrace Scene of the play), where he overhears he stating to her nurse that she has actually succumbed to him, in spite of the household rivalries.

Romeo reveals who he is and they decide to get married. With the help of Friar Laurence, they get privately marries and Friar Lawrence hope that the enmity of both the households overcomes through the unison of their kids.

The visit of Romeo at the ball was incensed by Tybalt, who is a cousin of Juliet and difficulties Romeo to a duel. However Romeo declines the battle and this makes Mercutio, a close friend of Romeo to accept the battle on behalf of him.

The fight ends when Mercutio is being fatally injured and making Romeo slaying Tybalt. This leads to more rivalry among the family and leads Romeo to exile from Verona with a hazard of being performed on return. Nevertheless, Romeo invests the night with Juliet. Capulet misinterprets his child’s grief and agrees to wed her to Paris although Juliet pleads to lengthen the marriage.

As Juliet does not wish to get married to Paris, she goes to Friar Lawrence and he uses her a drug that would put her in a deathlike coma for 2 and forty hours and guarantees to send out a messenger for Romeo informing the plan, so that they could reunite when she wakes up.

On the day prior to the marital relationship, Juliet consumes this medicine and is misinterpreted as being dead and laid in the family tomb. But regretfully, the messenger does not reach Romeo and he comes to know about Juliet’s apparent death.

Unable to withstand the pain, Romeo buys poison and goes to the Capulet’s burial place. There he sees Paris who has actually concerned grieve independently. Thinking that Romeo should be behind his love’s death, he deals with Romeo resulting in his killing by Romeo.

Romeo drinks the poison thinking Juliet to be dead. On awakening, Juliet sees Romeo dead and she stabs herself to death. When the families satisfy at the tomb, Friar Lawrence the entire event and both the families reunite leaving back their enmity at the loss of their children.

A magnificently said love story of all ages is what Romeo and Juliet is.