Two households named The Capulets and The Montagues had been fighting for years. They had been fighting for so long that they did not even know why they started.
Romeo-son of Montague-snuck into a Capulet ball and fell inlove with the daughter of the Capulet house- Juliet. When she saw Romeo she as well had love at first sight. Juliet's cousin Tybalt didn't like this and told Lord Capulet but he forbid him to do anything.
That night Romeo went to Juliet's balcony without anyone watching and climbed a tall vine beside to see Juliet. They decided to get married in secret.
The next day they went to the church on there own with a priest who could keep their secret and got married.
Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt but his friend, Mercutio does so Tybalt and Mercutio fight but Tybalt wins, killing Mercutio.