The tragedy of romeo and juliet summary

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the tragedy of romeo and juliet prologue summary

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  • The play "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" takes place in Verona, Itlay with two star crossed lovers. The prologue reads, "In fair Verona where we lay our scene", (Skakespeare 2).
  • The two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, have a long history of being rivals. The story says, "From ancient grudge break new mutiny", (Shakespeare 3).
  • The text reads, "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives", (Shakespeare 5-6).
  • Our families hate each other.
  • Maybe we are destined to take our own lives to show them we love each other.
  • The play states, "Whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife" (Shakespeare 7-8).
  • Our families may have conflict but we don't!
  • Perhaps we can mend our families relationship.
  • But the Montague and the Capulet families were still fighting and Romeo and Juliet took their own lives still. The play writes, "The fearful passage of death-marked love and the continuance of the parents' rage, which but their children's end, nought could remove" (Shakespeare 9-11)
  • And so the play begins. The prologue continues, "Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; the which, if you with patient ears attend, what here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend" (Shakespeare 12-14).
  • And now be patient with us as the next two hours of the play shall begin.
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