Romeo and Juliet - Stuff That Happens in the Play

And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.

Members of two feuding families (the Capulets and the Montagues) brawl in the city streets of Verona.

The Prince promises death to those who "disturb our streets again."

Romeo, the only son of Montague, shows up after the brawl professing, to his cousin Benvolio, unrequited love for Rosaline.

Paris, kinsman to the Prince, wants to marry Juliet, the only child of Capulet; Juliet's father tells Paris that Juliet is too young to marry but invites Paris to a Capulet party and encourages him to woo his daughter and win her love.

Benvolio persuades Romeo to crash the Capulet party so that Romeo will see women other than Rosaline.

Mercutio, another kinsman to the Prince and Romeo's good friend, leads Romeo and Benvolio in masks to the party.

Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, recognizes Romeo at the party and wants to throw him out; Capulet orders Tybalt to leave Romeo alone; Tybalt vows revenge.

Romeo meets Juliet at the party; they share a sonnet and a kiss, and quickly fall in love.

After the party, Romeo escapes from Mercutio and Benvolio; he overhears Juliet at her balcony declaring her passion for him.

From the balcony, Juliet tells Romeo, "If thy love be honorable, thy purpose marriage..."

Romeo tells Friar Lawrence of his new love and asks the Friar to marry them today.

Secret nuptials, fatal swordplay, banishment, potions, poisons, and tragedy ensue.


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