Romeo and Juliet Days of the Week Chart

Sunday Montagues and Capulets fight in the streets. (1.1)
Sunday Prince Escalus threatens both lords with death if there is more violence. (1.1)
Sunday Romeos is heartbroken–Rosaline. (1.1)
Sunday Paris wants to marry Juliet–she has free well. (1.2)
Sunday Romeo and Benvolio read the guest list for the party–“I will show thy swan a crow”. (1.2)
Sunday Lady Capulet, the Nurse, and Juliet talk about marriage–Juliet has free will–“Go girl, seek happy nights for happy days”. (1.3)
Sunday Romeo’s dream (Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech)–Fate will guide Romeo. (1.4)
Sunday Capulet Party–love at first sight–Romeo sees Juliet–“She doth teach the torches to burn bright” (Tybalt sees Romeo-foreshadows a conflict). (1.5)
Sunday Balcony scene–Romeo and Juliet plan to marry. (2.2) (This scene technically goes into Monday morning)
Monday Friar Laurence’s speech–plants and people parallel one another. (2.3)
Monday Romeo asks Friar Laurence to marry him and Juliet. (2.3)
Monday Friar Laurence agrees–wants to achieve peace. (2.3)
Monday Romeo and Mercutio–battle of wits; Romeo’s back to his old self. (2.4)
Monday Romeo meets with the Nurse–she warns him about “a fool’s paradise”. (2.4)
Monday The Nurse delays in telling Juliet–maternal (2.5)
Monday Friar Laurence warns Romeo: “The violent delights have violent ends”. (2.6)
Monday Mercutio is killed by Tybalt when Romeo intervenes. (3.1)
Monday Romeo kills Tybalt–“O, I am Fortune’s Fool!”. (3.1)
Monday Romeo is banished–Romeo’s and Juliet’s reactions to his banishment parallel each other. (3.2-3.3)
Monday Lord Capulet decides to change the wedding to Thursday. (3.4)
Monday Romeo sneaks into Juliet’s room (even though we don’t see it)
Tuesday Romeo leaves Juliet in the morning–Juliet’s foreboding-says Romeo looks dead in a tomb. (3.5)
Tuesday Juliet is told she must marry Paris (in order to end her supposed grief over Tybalt). (3.5)
Tuesday Juliet seeks help from Friar Laurence–the plan (4.1)
Tuesday Juliet agrees to marry Paris–Lord Capulet changes the wedding to Wednesday. (4.2)
Tuesday Juliet drinks the potion. (4.3)
Wednesday Juliet is discovered dead and is buried in the Capulet tomb. (4.5)
Wednesday Juliet’s funeral (even though we don’t see it)
Thursday into Friday Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. (5.1)
Thursday into Friday Romeo buys poison from the apothecary. (5.1)
Thursday into Friday Friar Laurence discovers that Friar John could not deliver the letter–a outbreak of the plague kept him quarantined at a hospital. (5.2)
Thursday into Friday Romeo kills Paris. (5.3)
Thursday into Friday Romeo kills himself. (5.3)
Thursday into Friday Juliet wakes up and kills herself. (5.3)
Thursday into Friday Friar Laurence explains everything. (5.3)
Thursday into Friday The feud ends–“glooming peace”–denouement (the winding down of the action; resolution). (5.3)

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