What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward.’
If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this. My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand, To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls. For stony limits cannot hold love out, And what love can do, that dares love attempt. Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me.’
The first main event in the play is that Montague and Capulet servants clash in the street, the Prince threatens punishment if another such brawl should take place.
Romeo attend a masked party at the Capulet household even though he is not invited . Not knowing who she is, he falls in love with Juliet the moment he sees her, and she, does not care that he is a Montague, falls just as instantly for him.
When everyone has left the party, Romeo goes into the Capulet garden and sees Juliet on her balcony. They reveal their love and Romeo leaves, promising to make a secret marriage and let know Juliet's messenger, her old Nurse,will have details in the morning.
The friar cannot persuade her to leave her dead husband, and runs away in fear. Juliet realises what has happened, takes Romeo's knife and stabs herself to death with it.
Juliet tells her parents she is going to make her confession to Friar Laurence but she meets Romeo there and despite everything, the friar marries them immediately.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, Brags of his substance, not of ornament. They are but beggars than can count their worth> But my true love is grown to such excess I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth
Juliet's father tries to cheer Juliet by arranging her immediate marriage to Paris. He threatens to disown her when she asks for the marriage to be at least postponed, and she runs to the Friar for advice and help.
Every more weeping for your cousin's death,"Delay this marriage for a month, a week, or if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies.
Trying to break into the Capulet crypt, Romeo is disturbed by Paris and they fight. Romeo kills Paris and reaches Juliet's body. He drinks the poison, kisses his wife for the last time, and dies. Having learned that Romeo never received his message, the Friar comes to the crypt to be with Juliet when she wakes. The friar cannot persuade her to leave her dead husband, and runs away in fear. Juliet realises what has happened, takes Romeo's knife and stabs herself to death with it.