Romeo and Juliet Plot Diagram for act 5-amelia

Exposition Act I The feud between the Montagues and Capulets, setting and scene set, Romeo in lovewith Rosaline
Rising Action Act 2 – Romeo talks to Juliet in the moonlit garden- Balcony scene one of the most romantic and poetic scenes in the play- Romeo and Juliet secretly marry
Climax Act 3 – Capulet tells Juliet that she must marry Paris- Tybalt kills Mercutio; Romeo kills Tybalt
Falling Action Act 4 – Capulet moves the wedding day up- Juliet stages her death to avoid marriage*Tragic complications Juliet having to marry Paris and moving up the wedding
Resolution Act 5 – Romeo kills Paris (also falling action)- Romeo and Juliet kill themselves- Reconciliation between Montague and Capulet families
Theme – Love can transcend hate and bitter feuds- People’s lives are determined by fate- Things are not always what they seem (motives, feelings, and identities are “masked”in various ways)- Love initiates one into adulthood (adult decisions have to be made).

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