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Title: Tragic Love: An Introduction to Romeo and Juliet

Tragic Love An Introduction to Romeo and Juliet
  • Mrs. DeWitt
  • MUHS, English 1-2

Part IRomeo and Juliet - Summary
Act III Climax
Act II Rising Action
Act IV Falling Action
Act I Exposition
Act V Resolution
A Family Feud
Setting Verona, Italy Late 1500s
The Capulets and the Montagues have been fighting
for several years.
  • Montagues
  • Romeo Montague
  • Lord and Lady Montague
  • Benvolio Montague
  • Mercutio
  • Friar Lawrence
  • Capulets
  • Juliet Capulet
  • Lord and Lady Capulet
  • Count Paris
  • Tybalt
  • Nurse

Capulets throw a party.
  • Romeo wants to go to the party to see Rosalind, a
    girl he likes, but his family is not invited.
  • He dresses in costume and sneaks in!

Falling in Love lt3
  • At the party Romeo sees a girl, Juliet, and falls
    instantly in love.
  • He finds out she is a Capulet.
  • Juliet sees Romeo and falls in love with him too,
    but she does not know he is part of the Montague
    family. She finds out later that he is.
  • Juliet goes out onto her balcony to tell the
    stars about her love for Romeo.
  • Romeo hears her and tells her he feels the same

A Secret Marriage
  • The next day, Romeo and Juliet are married
    secretly by Romeos friend, Friar Lawrence.

A Fight
  • The same day Romeo and Juliet are married, there
    is a fight between Juliets cousin Tybalt and
    Romeos cousin Benvolio and best friend Mercutio.
  • Tybalt is angry that Romeo came to the Capulet
  • Romeo shows up to the fight. He doesnt want to
    fight Tybalt, because he is married to Juliet,
    but he cannot tell anyone.
  • Romeos cousin and friend do not understand why
    Romeo will not fight. Mercutio fights Tybalt
    instead. Tybalt kills Mercutio.
  • Romeo is furious and kills Tybalt.

A Banishment
  • The Prince of Verona tells Romeo that he must
    leave the city and never come back.
  • Juliet is very sad that Romeo is gone.

A Match-Making Father
  • Juliets father, who doesnt know that Juliet is
    already married to Romeo, decides to marry her to
    a man named Count Paris.

A Desparate Plan
  • Juliet goes to Friar Lawrence for help.
  • He gives her a potion to drink that will make her
    look dead, even though she will really be just
  • The Friar says he will tell Romeo to come get her
    from the family tomb.

Some Deadly Gossip
  • Before the Friar can tell Romeo that Juliet is
    not really dead, Romeo gets a message from a
    friend that Juliet is dead in Verona.
  • Romeo wants to die beside his wife, so he buys
    poison and goes to Juliets tomb.
  • At the door of the tomb, Romeo fights and kills
    Count Paris.

The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
  • Inside the tomb, Romeo drinks the poison and dies
    next to Juliet.
  • One minute later, Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo
    dead next to her.
  • Friar Lawrence comes into the tomb and tells
    Juliet what has happened.
  • Juliet takes Romeos dagger and kills herself.

A Lesson Learned
  • The Montagues and the Capulets learn a lesson
    from the deaths of their children.
  • They agree to never fight again.

Romeo and Juliet Today,Over 400 Years Later
  • Why do we read Romeo and Juliet today?
  • How does the story connect to the lives of
    teenagers today?

Quick Write
  • What do you think it would be like if your family
    did not approve of the person you were in love
    with? What would you do to resolve this conflict?

Part II Tragedy
  • Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story.
  • Tragedy Definition a dramatic work that has a
    serious or sad theme. It has a character that
    has many problems or weaknesses. A tragedy
    usually ends with the deaths of one or more of
    the main characters.

Examples of Tragedy
Tragic Love
  • What is tragic love?
  • How does tragic love affect teenagers today? Can
    think of an example of tragic teenage love?
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