By: Chelsea Alane Rape

Teacher: Mrs. Strewart

Class: English

Date: Jan. 2,1999


THE TRADGEDY OF ROMEO
AND JULIET

The story is about two teenagers who presue their love for each other
despite the fact that their family's have been at odds for years.The story
combines swordfighting, misunderstanding, tragedy, and some of the
most romantic languague all in the name of love.

In Verona, Italy in the late 1500's two powerful familes the Capulets
and Montagues have been feuding for years. Juliet's father throws a
party and all of his friends are invited. the Monagues, of course, are
not invited but, Romeo divises a plan to see the fair Rosaline; a young
girl he has been pursing. He disguises himself and slips into the
party. Once inside, his attention is stolen: not by Rosaline, but by
Juliet. Romeo is disappointed when he finds out that Juliet is a Capulet.
Juliet notices Romeo to but, is unaware that he is a memeber of the
hated Montagues.

Juliet not able to belive the one who caught her eye is a member
of the enemy family, Juliet gose out on to her balcony to confess
her forbidden love. At the same time Romeo is lurking in the bushes
bellow. He over hears her confession and no longer able to control his
feelings he revels himself to her and emmits he fells the same. The
very next day with the help of Romeo's friend Frair Lawerence the two are
secertly married.

On the day of the wedding two of romeo's friends Benvoliio and
Mercutio, are walking through the streets when thet are cofronted
by Juliet's cosion, Taybalt. Tybalt is out to get Romeo for crashing the
Capulets party. Romeo shows up but, dose not wish to fight him
for he no longer has holds a grudge with the family. Romeo's
friends can't understand why Romeo won't stand up for himself.
So Mercutio steps in to take up for his friend. There is a sword-
fight between Mercutio and Taybalt and Mercutio is killed. To
avenge the death of his friend Romeo kills Tybalt. This gained him
more hatered form the Capulets. the Prince of Verona banishes
Romeo and romeo is forced to leave Juliet, who is devasted by the
loss of her love. Her father, not knowing of his daughter's secret
marriage, decides to marry her to another young man named Paris.

In despair, Juliet consults with Friar Laurence. He advises her to
agree to the marriage but, on the mourning of the marriage take
a potion the he prepares for her. The potion will make it look like
she is deadand she will be put into the Capulets family vault.
He would send message to Romeo of the plan, and romeo would
come to save her.

Bad news travels fast before Fair could send messsage to Romeo
of the hoax. Romeo hears from someone else that his beloved is
dead. Overcome with grief, Romeo buys a posion and gose to the
tomb to die by his beloved wife. At the door Romeo is forced to fight
Paris, whom he swiftly kills. Insided the vault, Romeo drinks the posion
and takes his last breath next to his sleeping wife.

Moments later, Juliet awakens to see her husband's dead body
lieing beside her. She learns what has happened from Fiar
Laurence who has just arrived. With no reason to live, Juilet kills
herself with Romeo's dagger. The tradegy has a tremendous impact
on both famlies. They are hurt so deeply by the death of thier
children that they both agree never to fight again.


THE END!!

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