Romeo and Juliet short summary & analysis

Romeo and Juliet


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Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet Analysis

The love of two young people belonging to each other in hostile families has found their place in the folk literature of many countries in the world. This style of Shakespeare, written more than four centuries ago, distinguishes its style from the others. Although Shakespeare is inspired by Arthur Broke's Romeus and Juliet poetry, Shakespeare made some of the changes that are still very popular read and watched has made a work.

Romeo and Juliet Short Summary

In the street of Verona, Sampson and Gregory, servents of Capulets, and Abraham and Balthasar, servents of Montagues attack each other with swords. Nephew of Montague and friend of Romeo's Benvolio trying to separate them with his sword, Lady Capulet’s niece Tybalt sees this and thinks that Benvolio is attacking the servents. When Tybalt draws a sword to Benvolio, the people gather, cursing Capuletas and Montagues. Capulet and Lady Capulet hear the noise while Montague and Lady Montague come to the field. Prince Escalus intervenes and once again a fight between the two families, and if the streets of Verona break down, they declare that they will pay the price for their lives. Just when Lady Montague was going to be happy that her son Romeo is not in this fight, then she sees him. Romeo is in deep sorrow because of his love for Rosaline. Benvolio is trying to make Romeo fall out of love from Rosaline. In that moment, they found out from a servent that Capulet’s are going to throw a masquerade ball. According to Benvolio, this ball is a great opportunity for Romeo to forget Rosaline because the most beautiful girls of the city will be there. Even though Romeo objected, he agrees to go to Benvolio to prove that there is no one more beautiful than Rosaline. Count Paris who is a relative of Prince Escalus will be at the ball who want to marry Juliet, the only daughter of Capulet’s.

In the Capulets' house Romeo sees Juliet and he is charmed by her, and asks a servent who that person is. Tybalt, who recognizes Romeo's voice, tells his uncle that one of the Montagues is at the ball. When Capulet chooses to ignore, Tybalt leaves with fury. Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other from the moment they meet. Juliet asks Romeo to tell his nanny the next day if he intends to marry her. The next morning, Romeo tells priest Lawrence. The next aftoornoon, the priest marries Romeo and Juliet with the excuse of confession.

Benvolio and Mercutio walk down the street to meet Tybalt and enter into an argument. Tybalt throws a fit to Romeo from the time he sees Romeo at the ball. Mercutio, who can't take it any longer, pulls Tybalt’a sword and they spar. While Romeo is trying to separate them, Mercutio gets hurt and dies. Romeo then kills Tybalt. Upon this incident, Prince Escalus decided to expel Romeo from Verona. After spending the night with Juliet, Romeo goes to Mantua in disguise in the first light of the morning upon the advice of the priest.

Capulets tend to think that Tybalt's death had a bad effect on Juliet, and they decided to marry Juliet with Count Paris in three days. Although Juliet strongly opposes to this decision, his father, who does not know the situation, becomes very strict about it. On this reaction, Juliet consults to the priest. Priest Lawrence gives Juliet a syrup that makes him look like a dead person for a full fortnight. Everyone will think that Juliet is dead and bury her, Romeo will take Juliet out of the grave and take her to Mantua. Juliet does what he asks for, but the priest who will tell Romeo about the event cannot go to Mantua.

Romeo is unaware of the plan, and he thinks that Juliet is really dead. After taking a poison from a poor pharmacist to kill himself, he goes to the Capulets' family graveyard to see Juliet for the last time. In the graveyard, he meets Count Paris and kills him. The priest comes to the cemetery because of Juliet's awakening time and sees the dead. When Juliet wakes up and he sees Romeo's dead body next to him, he kisses Romeo’s lips and kills herself. After this unfortunate event, Capulets and Montagues reconcile.


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