Romeo and Juliet Scenes

Act 1 Scene 1 A street fight breaks out between the Montagues and the Capulets, which is broken up by the ruler of Verona, Prince Escalus. He threatens the Montagues and Capulets with death if they fight again. A melancholy Romeo enters and is questioned by his cousin Benvolio, who learns that the cause of Romeo’s sadness is his unrequited love of Rosaline
Act 1 Scene 2 In conversation with Capulet, Count Paris declares his wish to marry Juliet. Capulet invites him to a party that night. Capulet gives a servant the guest list for the party, but he cannot read and asks for help from Romeo and Benvolio. They find out Rosaline will be at the party and decide to go.
Act 1 Scene 3 Lady Capulet informs Juliet of Paris’s marriage proposal and praises him. Juliet says that she has not even dreamed of marrying, but that she will consider Paris is her parents really want her to.
Act 1 Scene 4 Romeo and Benvolio approach the Capulets party with their friend Mercurio and others, wearing disguises. Romeo is anxious because of a dream, Mercurio mocks him with a speech about a dream giving queen of fairies
Act 1 Scene 5 Capulet welcomes the disguised Romeo and his friends. Romeo, watching the dance, is caught by the beauty of Juliet. Overhearing Romeo ask about her, Tybalt recognizes him and is enraged. Romeo meets Juliet, and they fall in love. Once they are separated, they discover that they are from enemy houses.
Act 2 Scene 1 Romeo finds himself so in love with Juliet that he cannot leave her. He scales a wall and enters Capulet’s garden. Meanwhile Benvolio and Mercurio look for him.
Act 2 Scene 2 From Capulet’s garden Romeo overhears Juliet express her love for him. When he answers her, they acknowledge their love and their desire to be married.
Act 2 Scene 3 Determined to marry Juliet, Romeo hurries to Friar Lawrence, who agrees to marry them, expressing the hope the hope that the marriage will end the feud
Act 2 Scene 4 Mercutio and Benvolio meet the newly enthusiastic Romeo on the street. Romeo defeats Mercurio in a battle of wits. The nurse finds Romeo, and he gives her a message for Juliet: meet me at Friar Lawrence’s cell this afternoon, and we will there be married
Act 2 Scene 5 Juliet waits impatiently for the Nurse to return. Her impatience grows when the nurse is slow to deliver the message. Finally Juliet learns if she wants to marry Romeo, she need only go to Friar Lawrences cell that afternoon
Act 3 Scene 1 Mercutio and Benvolio encounter Tybalt on the street. As soon as Romeo arrives, Tybalt tries to provoke him to fight. When Romeo refuses, Mercurio answers Tybalt’s challenge. They duel and Mercurio is fatally wounded. Romeo then avenges Mercurio’s death by killing Tybalt in a duel. Benvolio tries to persuade the Prince to excuse Romeo’s slaying of Tybalt; however, the Capulets demand that Romeo pay with his life; The prince instead banishes Romeo from Verona.
Act 3 Scene 2 Juliet longs for Romeo to come to her. The nurse arrives with the news that Romeo has killed Tybalt and has been banished. Juliet at first feels grief for the loss of her cousin Tybalt and verbally attacks Romeo, but then renounces these feelings and devotes herself to grief for Romeo’s banishment. The Nurse promises to bring Romeo to Juliet that night.
Act 3 Scene 3 Friar Lawrence tells Romeo that his punishment for killing tubal its banishment, not death. Romeo responds that death is preferable to banishment from Juliet. When the nurse enters and tells Romeo that Juliet is grief stricken, Romeo attempts suicide. Friar Lawrence then says that Romeo may spend the night with Juliet and leave for exile in Mantua the next morning. The Friar promises that Balthasar will bring Romeo news of Verona and suggests that Romeo can expect in time that the Prince may relent and allow him to return to Verona
Act 3 Scene 4 Paris again approaches Capulet about marrying Juliet. Capulet, saying that Juliet will do as she is told, promises Paris that she will army him in there days.
Act 3 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet separate at the first light of day. Almost immediately her mother comes to announce that Juliet must marry Paris. When Juliet refuses, her father becomes enraged. he nurse tells to Juliet to forget Romeo and regard Paris as a more desirable husband. Juliet is secretly outraged at the Nurse’s advice and decides to seek the help of Friar Lawrence.
Act 4 Scene 1 Paris is talking with Friar Lawrence about the coming wedding when Juliet arrives. After Paris leaves, she threatens suicide if ‘friar Lawrence cannot save her from marrying Paris. Friar Lawrence gives her a potion that will make her appear as if dead the morning of the wedding. He assures her that when she awakes in the vault, Romeo will be there to take her away.
Act 4 Scene 2 Capulet energetically directs preparations for the wedding. When Juliet returns from Friar Lawrence and pretends to have learned obedience, Capulet is so delighted that he moves the wedding day up to the next day and goes off to tell Paris the new date.
Act 4 Scene 3 Juliet sends the Nurse away for the night. After facing her terror at the prospect of awaking in her family’s burial vault, Juliet drinks the potion that Friar Lawrence has given her.
Act 4 Scene 4 The Capulets and the Nurse stay up all night to get ready for the wedding. Capulet, hearing Paris approach with musicians, orders the nurse to wake Juliet.
Act 4 Scene 5 The nurse finds Juliet in her death like trance. Juliet parents and Paris join the nurse in lamentation. Friar Lawrence interrupts them and begins to arrange Juliets funeral. The scene closes with an exchange of wordplay between Capulet’s servant Peter and Paris’s musicians.
Act 5 Scene 1 Romeo’s man, Balthasar, arrives in Mantua with news of Juliet’s death. Romeo sends him to hire horses for their immediate return to Verona. Romeo ten buys poison so that he can join Juliet in death in the Capulets burial vault.
Act 5 Scene 2 Friar John enters, bringing with him the letters that he was to have delivered to Romeo. He tells why he was unable to deliver the letter. Friar Lawrence anxiously goes to the tomb to be there when Juliet comes out of her trance.
Act 5 Scene 3 At Juliet’s tomb, Romeo kills paris. Romeo takes the poison and dies after kissing Juliet. Friar enters the tomb and Juliet awakes, finding Romeo dead. Friar hears a noise and flees. Juliet kills herself with Paris’s dagger. The watch arrives and finds the bodies. Wen the prince, the capulets, and the montages arrive, Friar gives an account of the marriage of Romeo and Juliet. Their deaths lead Montague and Capulet to declare that the families’ hostility is at an end.
Act 2 Scene 6 Juliet meets Romeo at Friar Lawrence’s cell, where they exit to be married

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