This is a school project months ago, where we have to make a summary of several Shakespeare’s plays( okay there are 11 of them) . So, we are told to perform the play. Each group one play. My group’s play is Othello. We actually make puppets to tell the story to the audience. While other groups have their own way of storytelling, including make presentations or animations or even making it looks like a game. Like the one in the NDS screen. Today I’ll post a summary about Romeo and Juliet. I don’t really remember the story so I also take some reference from the web, it’s from sparknotes.com. It’s been a great website to help me finish the summaries. Just see the plot overview and you will be enlightened 😀
Long long ago in the city of Verona, there are 2 families which always been feuding, the Capulet and the Montague. The ruler of Verona, Prince Escalus, decided to put an end to the fight by proclaim death to any individual who disturbs the peace.
Romeo, the son of Montague, said to Benvolio, his cousin that he’s in love with Rosaline. But Rosaline doesn’t love him back. Benvolio suggest to Romeo to find another girl who is more beautiful than her.
Meanwhile, Paris, a kinsman of the Prince, wants to marry Juliet, the daughter of Capulet. Lord Capulet agrees but tell Paris to wait for 2 years, since Juliet is still 13 years old. Lord Capulet invite people to attend his masquerade and feast including Paris, hoping that he will win Juliet’s heart.
Romeo and Benvolio encounter Capulet’s invitation. Benvolio suggest that they both go to the feast, hoping that Romeo will forget Rosaline and find another woman. Romeo agrees but that’s because Rosaline’s name was on the list.
On the other hand, Juliet are discussing with her mother and the nurse about the possibility for her to marry Paris. She wants to meet him in the masquerade and see whether he made her in love.
The feast begin, and Romeo immediately falls in love when he sees Juliet. He forget about Rosaline. Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, recognizes Romeo as a Montague and wants to get rid of him. But, the Capulet holds him back. Romeo soon talks to Juliet and they both fall in love. They kiss 2 times after a few talks. After the feast, they learn that they are both from a feuding families, and they both are distraught.
When Mercutio and Benvolio leaves the Capulet’s estate, Romeo leaps over the orchard walls to Juliet’s garden. There, they exchanges poetrical languages expressing their love to each other.
After that, Romeo meet the confessor, Friar Lawrence and he agrees to bless Romeo’s wedding in secret As he sees that the wedding might end the quarrel between 2 families. The next day, Romeo and Juliet meets at Friar Lawrence cell and are officially married.
One day, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight as he’s now Tybalt’s kinsman, and told him to listen to his reason. Mercutio doesn’t accept Romeo offer of peace and fight Tybalt himself. Tybalt wins the fight, Mercutio dies. Seeing this, Romeo kills Tybalt. Prince declares him to be banished from Verona. Friar Lawrence arranges Romeo to have this wedding night before leaving Verona.
Juliet heard that Romeo kills Tybalt, but she resettle herself and realize that now she’s Romeo’s. That night the lover spend their night together, and the next day they bid farewell unsure if they will ever meet each other again.
Juliet’s father now intend to make Juliet marry Paris in 3 days. Juliet doesn’t want to because she’s already married with Romeo. Then she goes to Friar Lawrence and he plan to make Juliet appears dead by drinking a potion. And he and Romeo will secretly retrieve her, so that the two of them can live away from their families feud.
The plan is halfway to success. Juliets appear dead and is now on a grave. But Friar Lawrence message to Romeo never reach him. So Romeo only heard that Juliet’s dead and he doesn’t know about the plan. He visits Juliet’s grave. He meet Paris at the place. They fight, Romeo kills Paris. Then he drink a potion to kill himself. Juliet is awake and she sees Romeo is dead. Friar Lawrence told her to leave with him, but she refuses. She choose to be with Romeo. She kiss Romeo’s poisoned lips, but it doesn’t work. So she stabs herself and fall upon his dead body. Seeing they’re dead, The Capulets and Montague decided to end their feud and raise Romeo and Juliet’s gold statue side by side in Verona.
Thanks for reading 😀 Hope you guys forgive my grammatical errors 😀