Romeo and Juliet

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  • 1. Romeo and Juliet Laura Väli and Piibe Bianka Sau Haapsalu Wiedemanni Gümnaasium 10M 01.10.2011
  • 2. Contents
    • Introduction
    • Characters
    • Storyline
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7.  
  • 8. 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)
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11.