Meet the montagues

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meet the montagues

The Montagues and the Capulets are the two feuding families of Verona, Italy, It's this meeting that sparks the idea for Benvolio, Mercutio, and. Romeo - The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. . Capulet servant who invites guests to Capulet's feast and escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo. On one side, you have the Montagues—whom we meet first, and who look like total beach bums. Their favorite style staple? Bright colors.

However, Romeo doesn't feel very close to her as he is unable to seek advice from her. As with Capulet's wife, calling her "Lady Montague" is a later invention not supported by the earliest texts. Romeo An oil painting by Ford Madox Brown depicting Romeo and Juliet's famous balcony scene In the beginning of the play, Romeo pines for an unrequited loveRosaline.

To cheer him up, his cousin and friend Benvolio and Mercutio take him to the Capulets' celebration in disguise, where he meets and falls in love with the Capulets' only daughter, Juliet. Later that night, he and Juliet meet secretly and pledge to marry, despite their families' long-standing feud.

They marry the following day, but their union is soon thrown into chaos by their families; Juliet's cousin Tybalt duels and kills Romeo's friend Mercutio, throwing Romeo into such a rage that he kills Tybalt, and the Prince of Verona subsequently banishes him.

Meanwhile, Juliet's father plans to marry her off to Paris, a local aristocratwithin the next few days, threatening to turn her out on the streets if she doesn't follow through. Desperate, Juliet begs Romeo's confidant, Friar Laurence, to help her to escape the forced marriage.

Laurence does so by giving her a potion that puts her in a deathlike coma. The plan works, but too soon for Romeo to learn of it; he genuinely believes Juliet to be dead, and so resolves to commit suicide, by drinking the bottle of poison illegally bought from the Apothecary upon hearing the news of Juliet's "death". Romeo's final words were "Thus with a kiss I die". Benvolio He is Montague's nephew and Romeo 's cousin. Benvolio and Romeo are both friends of Mercutioa kinsman to Prince Escalus.

Benvolio seems to have little sympathy with the feud, trying unsuccessfully to back down from a fight with Tybalt, and the duels that end in Mercutio and Tybalt's death. Benvolio spends most of Act I attempting to distract his cousin from his infatuation with Rosalinebut following the first appearance of Mercutio in I.

In that scene, he drags the fatally wounded Mercutio offstage, before returning to inform Romeo of Mercutio's death and the Prince of the course of Mercutio's and Tybalt's deaths. Benvolio then disappears from the play though, as a Montague, he may implicitly be included in the stage direction in the final scene "Enter Lord Montague and others", and he is sometimes doubled with Balthasar.

Though he ultimately disappears from the play without much notice, he is a crucial character if only in that he is the only child of the new generation from either family to survive the play as Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Mercutio, and Tybalt are dead. Balthasar[ edit ] Balthasar is Romeo's manservant and trusted friend. They have a brotherly relationship, which is identified when Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is "dead.

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The Nurse tells Juliet that her mother is calling for her so Romeo and Juliet say their farewells. Lady Capulet tells Juliet she has good news about her intended marriage to Paris but Juliet refuses to accept him.

Capulet is enraged that Juliet is disobeying him and threatens to disown her if she will not marry. Juliet begs her mother to delay the marriage but Lady Capulet wishes to have no involvement.

meet the montagues

Juliet seeks advice from her Nurse, but she agrees that Juliet should marry Paris because Romeo is as good as dead. Angry and upset, Juliet goes to seek guidance from Friar Lawrence.

meet the montagues

Juliet enters and lies that she has come for confession. Paris leaves them and Juliet weeps to the Friar and threatens to take her own life. Friar Lawrence proposes a solution to Juliet.

meet the montagues

He offers her a drug which will put her into a deep sleep and so make her appear dead. On the morning of the wedding they will believe her dead and she will be buried in the family tomb. Friar Lawrence will send a letter with a fellow friar to Romeo telling him of this plan. Wedding Preparations Juliet returns to the house and, playing along, she tells her father that she agrees to marry Paris. Juliet asks her Nurse to come to her bedroom and help her find an outfit for the wedding.

Meanwhile, Capulet goes to Paris to tell him the good news. Taking the Potion Juliet dismisses her Nurse and mother, telling them she needs rest before her big day. When she is alone Juliet contemplates what she is about to do.

She fears that the potion might really kill her or, if she does live, she worries what it will be like to wake up in the tomb. She finally drinks the potion and falls into a deep sleep.

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The Wedding Morning Preparations take place for the wedding ceremony and Capulet asks the Nurse to go and wake his daughter. Finding Juliet The Nurse tries to wake Juliet but discovers she is dead. Friar Lawrence orders that they all assemble at church for the funeral in place of the wedding ceremony. Romeo is distraught and vows to travel to Verona to be with her again. On route, Romeo visits an apothecary and buys a deadly poison. Friar Lawrence is concerned that Romeo will not know to collect Juliet from the tomb.

He therefore plans to get her himself and writes a second letter to Romeo telling him of this new plan. Romeo and Balthasar approach and so Paris and his Page hide.

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Romeo gives Balthasar a letter and asks him to deliver it to his father the next morning. Paris recognises Romeo as a Montague and the killer of Tybalt. Juliet is the daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. She was thirteen years old. Her father wanted her to marry Paris, a noble gentleman of Verona and friend of the Prince of the city.

Her Family was one of the most prominent families of the city. They had hated each other for many years and it was forbidden to have any relationship between the two Families. Where did Juliet see Romeo for the first time? He wanted to fight with Romeo but fortunately Lord Capulet stopped him. While his friends were enjoying themselves, Romeo met Juliet and forgot Rosaline.

Juliet was surprised by that mysterious guy and her nurse later told her that he was Romeo, a Montague. What happened when Romeo saw Juliet for the first time? Romeo saw Juliet for the first time during the party. He went to her and told her that his lips wanted to kiss hers. Romeo was very charming and they kissed each other twice. Where did Romeo and Juliet meet after the party? They met in the garden of the Capulets: Juliet was there thinking of her first love.

She was conscious that their love would meet many difficulties owing to their parents. Romeo listened to her monologue and then told her that he would always love her. So they decided to get married in a secret way.