In act 1 scene 1, a fight between Sampson, Gregory, Benvolio, Tybalt, and another Montague servant occurs. This fight had no specific reason behind it other than the fact that there is a feud happening between the two families. Prince Escalus disrupts the fight and delivers a speech, at the end of it he says "on pain of death, all men depart." This is the prince threatening to kill them if they dont stop fighting.
"Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace.. on pain of death, all men depart."
"Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?"
act 1 scene 5
act 4 scene 4/5
In act 1 scene 5 the Capulet ball is taking place. Romeo sees Juliet from across the room and immediately forgets about Rosaline, the girl he can't stop thinking about. Romeo and Juliet realize they are in love but very quickly become devestated when finding out that their on opposite sides of the family fued.
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."
act 2 scene 2
Romeo stands below Juliet’s balcony, admiring her beauty. Juliet doesn't realize Romeo is there and starts speaking about why she and Romeo have to be enemies. She thinks Romeo should change his name so he will not be forbidden to her. Romeo shows himself and agrees to change his name in exchange for her love. Juliet warns him that it could be dangerous if they are seen together. After much consideration, they swear their love for each other and agree to be married.
"But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."
Tybalt is still angered at Romeo showing up at the capulet ball and when he runs into them he provokes Mercutio into a duel, while Benvolio tries to stop the fighting. Tybalt kills Mercutio, and as a result, Romeo kills Tybalt. Understanding that he’ll face death if he stays in Verona, Romeo flees. The Prince, the Capulets, and the Montagues arrive. Benvolio describes what happened to the prince. The Montagues and capulets argue and The Prince reveals a compromise that Romeo can live but is banished from Verona.
""And for that offenceImmediately we do exile him hence.."
Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, and The Nurse have been up all night trying to finish the wedding arrangements. When Paris arrives, Lord capulet sends The Nurse to get Juliet. The Nurse finds Juliet in her room, presumably dead. Lord and Lady Capulet are horrified to see their daughter in such a state. Friar Laurence and Paris arrive as the wedding arrangements now give way to funeral arrangements, as Friar Lawrence takes charge of the situation.
"She’s dead, deceased, she’s dead. Alack the day!"
"Death lies on her like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field."
Paris arrives at Juliet's tomb, mourning her loss. Romeo also arrives and a duel happens resulting in Paris's death. Romeo enters the tomb, and he sees Juliet and believes she is dead. He begins a lengthy, bitter speech, kisses her, and drinks the poison. Friar Lawrence enters and sees Romeo’s corpse lying beside not-dead Juliet. Friar tried to convince her to leave the scene but instead, she stabs herself to die by Romeo's side. The Prince, the Montagues, the Capulets, and several others arrive. Friar tells them everything. The Prince points out to the Montagues and the Capulets that this tragedy arose from their feud, and the two families agree to end their aged grudge.