Romeo and Juliet


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Romeo and Juliet

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