Romeo and Juliet A Tragic Love Story by William Shakespeare
"If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace" (1.1).
"Th' exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine." (2.2)
In summary, Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers from competitive families who do not like each other and the two families only make amends after a lot of death on both sides including the lovebirds who could not live without each other so reunited in death.
"Gentlemen, for shame! Forbear this outrage. Tybalt, Mercutio! The Prince expressly hath/ Forbidden bandying in Verona streets./ Hold, Tybalt! Good Mercutio!" (3.1).
In the streets of Verona, a brawl begins between the enemy families of the Capulet and the Montague, many other members join further into the fight. The prince attempts to put an end to the fighting by threatening to take the life of those who threaten the peace.
Romeo declares his love to Juliet in Lord Capulet's orchard as she is in her balcony. The next morning he goes to Friar Lawrence and requests that he marry them, and the two are married at three o'clock that afternoon.
A fight takes place between Benvolio, Mercutio, and Tybalt. In an attempt to save his friends, Romeo, who at first decided not to fight, kills Tybalt (Juliet's cousin). And as results, he is banished to Mantua.
Juliet goes to Friar Lawrence for a solution to her sorrows. Together they decide to fake Juliet's death through the use of a potion that will allow her to fake her burial and then be rediscovered by Romeo. And the two plan to reunite and live together Mantua.
"Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone. Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. (shows her a vial) Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distillèd liquor drink thou off, When presently through all thy veins shall run A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse" (4.1)
When Romeo discovers Juliet "dead", he decides to kill himself. Friar Lawrence eventually gives a detailed account of the suicides of both Romeo and Juliet, and their deaths end the family feud between the Montagues and Capulets.
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide. Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on The dashing rocks thy seasick, weary bark. Here’s to my love! (drinks the poison) O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.