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    • Romeo and Juliet Laura Väli and Piibe Bianka Sau Haapsalu Wiedemanni Gümnaasium 10M 01.10.2011
    • Contents
      • Introduction
      • Characters
      • Storyline
    • Introduction
      • Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy
      • It's written by Shakespeare, in 1597
      • The entire story is written in verses
      • The play is about two lovers, who are kept apart by their feuding families
      • The story takes part in Verona
    • Characters
      • The Capulet's family
      • Capulet is the patriarch of the house of Capulet
      • Capulet's wife is the matriarch of the house of Capulet
      • Juliet is the daughter of Capulet, and the main female character
      • Tybalt is a cousin of Juliet, and the nephew of Capulet's wife.
      • The Nurse is Juliet's personal attendant and confidante.
    • Characters
      • The Montague's family
      • Montague is the patriarch of the house of Montague
      • Montague's wife is the matriarch of the house of Montague
      • Romeo is the son of Montague, and the play's main male character
      • Benvolio is Romeo's cousin and best friend
    • Characters
      • Others
      • Friar Laurence is a Franciscan friar, and is Romeo's confidant
      • Prince Escalus is the ruling Prince of Verona
      • Count Paris is a relative of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet
      • Mercutio is another kinsman of Escalus and a friend of Romeo
    • Storyline
      • Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulet ball, where they immediately fall in love
      • Juliet's father has promised her daughter to Count Paris for marriage
      • Instead Juliet gets secretly married to Romeo
      • The priest hoped that with the marriage, relationships between two families gets better
      • Unfortunately, the fighting gets worse and Mercutio (a good friend of Romeo's) ends up in a fight with Tybalt( Juliet's cousin)
    • Storyline
      • During the fight Romeo kills Tybalt
      • Romeo is now banished from Verona and wanted by the police
      • At the same time the marriage between Juliet and Paris is about to take place
      • But Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a sleeping potion, so she can pretend to be dead
      • Firar Lawrence writes Romeo a letter to inform him, but unfortunately he doesn't receive the message on time
    • Storyline
      • When Romeo hears about Juliet's “death“, he goes to see her
      • Romeo is so devastated that he decides to drink the poison he bought and dies immeadiately
      • When Juliet's potion wears off, she awaken's to see Romeo's corps
      • She then stabbs herself with a dagger
      • The two families find the bodies and their shared sorrow, finally make peace with each other