I found there was a small contrast, but not much. My parents and I both said similar things, and though partially inaccurate, what we expected the other to say was not too far from par of the actual thing the other said. For example, most of the things I said, my parents said, with the exception of “Musical”. My parents said curious, something I didn’t think about when writing mine, as I didn’t think it was “always” required. In general, I find that whatever I want will still fill out part of the request of my parents, so we don’t have any major disagreements
Act 1: Scene One
A pair of Montague were walking along the market and see some members of the Capulet family, so they go across the market to them to fight. One of the Montague “bites their thumb” at the Capulets and they start to argue. Then a man with a sword came to try and end their battle with force, and “maintain peace”. However, one of the Montague tells him “How can there be peace when you hold a sword?” so everyone brings their swords out and start fighting. Many get injured, and after a while, the Bell Rung, and Prince Escalus rides his horse to the market, with many Knights surrounding him. He quickly ends the fight and call for the Montague come with him. Romeo comes up a slope to see his family going in, and then sees many injured, of the Capulets family.
Act 1: Scene Two
Paris asks Juliets father if he can marry her. His father explains a lot about a wife, and says that he should go to the party “tonight” so Paris can meet Juliet and “woo” her. He was given permission to marry her.
Act 1: Scene Three
Juliet is called by a maid to go to her mother. Her mother talks about the subject of Juliet being older than many who have already become mothers, and talks about how Paris wants to marry her. Juliet says that she will need to see him first before she can decide if she likes him or not.
Act 1: Scene Four
Romeo and his friends go to the Capulets party, and Romeo doesn’t want to go, because of a “dream” he had where he would meet his end. However, his friend Mercuto says that it’s just a dream, and starts talking about the story of a fantasised “Queen Mab” and then is eventually stopped by Romeo, who told him “Thou Speaks of nothing” Meaning he is speaking something that isn’t real.
Act 1: Scene Five
Romeo and Juliet see each other (from a distance) and fall in love for the other. Tybalt recognises Romeo and tells the father of the Capulet, however, he is told to ignore him. He is insulted, from both Juliets father and mother, and then is kept quiet .As the party progresses, Romeo and Juliet finally meet, alone, and “Let lips do what palms do”, twice. As the party ends, Paris finally meets Juliet, but Juliet gives no affectionate response. As people start to leave, they find out that the other is of a family that is their enemy.
Act 2: Scene One
After the party, Romeos friends, now drunk, scream his name to try and find him. However, Romeo has jumped up a ledge on the wall of the Capulets home and hides in a tree. He then goes up the tree, and up onto the home of the Capulets.
Act 2: Scene Two
Romeo “stalks” Juliet for a bit from his tree before they Juliet finds out he is there. Then Romeo comes up, and they talk for a bit, and they kiss, many, many, many, many, many, many, many times. Romeo asks for Juliet to marry him, and Juliet accepts. Juliet is then called away, but she stays for a very, very long time before she leaves. She promises to send a messenger so they know where to marry, tomorrow.
Act 2: Scene Three
After the night, Romeo returns home to find Friar Lawrence farming. They greet each other happily, and Romeo tells of him finding his love. He asks if it is Rosaline, and Romeo replies with a “Rosaline, I have forgotten that name”, which mean’t a “No”. He goes a long time explaining about how it is the daughter of their enemy, Juliet. Lawrence originally declines, but then after a bit of consideration, he finally says yes to the 2 of them marrying, which gives Romeo joy unmatched with.
Act 2: Scene Four
Romeos friends finally find Romeo, and then they start joking about “love”. Then, Juliets Maid comes and Romeo, along with his friends, call her a “Sail” as the back of her “hat” was flying in the wind. The gets joked on, and then all of Romeos friends run away. Romeo then, with Juliets maid, go into the Church and the maid tells Romeo that she says “yes” to Romeo being married to Juliet. Then they walk away, out of the church.
Act 2: Scene Five
Juliets nurse returns to Juliets home, with Peter. They tell peter to wait at the gate. Juliets nurse starts talking about her “aching” bones, and takes a very, very, very long time to tell Juliet what Romeo says. But finally, she tells that they will be married, by a guy named “Friar Lawrence”.
Act 2: Scene Six
Both Romeo and Juliet arrive to the church, and start kissing. Friar Lawrence tells them to not love so much, only moderately. Then, they both walk up to the front of the church, and in their “private wedding”, the “ceremony” begins.
Act 3: Scene 1
It starts with Tybalt finding Mercuto and asks for Romeo to battle. Then, Romeo comes and denies the battle, as he does not want more grudges against a family where he has just married to. Mercuto fits Tybalt, and after a very, long battle which started as a Joke, Mercuto was injured. Tybalt runs away, in fear. Mercuto talks about how he is fine, and he is not injured, but he dies before a doctor can come. His death enraged Romeo, so Romeo chases after Tybalt, and they fight. This time, Romeo kills Tybalt, and then they run.
Act 3: Scene 2
The prince comes to the scene, and lady capulet wants Romeo dead. However, the prince decides instead to just banish him from Verona. Later, Romeo starts crying on the floor, and even tries to kill himself. However, Friar Lawrence said that he will try to convince the prince to let him back, one day. Romeo gets one more night, and spends it with Juliet. After, like before, they have a hard time saying good bye, then like the monkey Romeo is, he climbs down the wall and leaves.
Act 3: Scene 3
Juliet weeps, for Romeo has been banished. Her mother,, however, thinks she is weeping because of Tybalts death. She tells her that she shouldn’t weep so much, as she has good news. She tells Juliet that she is going to marry Paris. Juliet rejects, and then her mother tells Juliets father. Her father comes in, and tells her that either she mary Paris, or she get kicked from the home of the capulets, and to live in the streets. After, she asks her maid/nurse what to do, and she says to marry Paris, as Romeo will not come back. So Juliet then decides to go to Friar Lawrence to ask for advice.
Act 4: Scene 1
She meets Paris, who gives a “Holy Kiss” on her forehead, which Paris thinks that Juliet will treasure, and remember. Juliet, doesn’t however, and goes into Friar Lawrences “lab”, and asks for what she can do. Since he likes to work in a garden, he knows many plants/drugs and their effects on people. He tells her that he has something that can make her sleep for 42 hours, to make her appear that she is dead. Then Romeo can come and taker her away, so they can be together. Juliet leaps with joy, and asks to give her now. Friar says that he will give the drug later, and that he will write a letter to Romeo first.
Act 4: Scene 2
She tells her father that she will marry Paris. His father says that he will move the marriage to wednesday, instead of being on thursday. In her room, Juliet thinks about what could go wrong, but then says “Love give me strength” and drinks the poison.
Act 4: Scene 3
Her maid/nurse finds her “dead” in the morning of the wedding. Everyone weeps, and then instead of the wedding, a funeral commences. Romeos servant, Balthasar, sees, and thinks she is actually dead. After, he rides his horse to Manchua, where Romeo is, to tell him that Juliet is dead, unaware of what was supposed to be told to Romeo.
Act 5: Scene 1
Romeo says that he will join Juliet in death, and they both charge back to Verona. The mailman sees them pass, and is unable to give the letter. Romeo gets a drug which he intends to use to join Juliet, and says farewell to Balthasar, and the horse.
Act 5: Scene 2
Romeo enters the cemetery, and after a bit of searching, finds Juliets “dead” body, unaware of the poison she drank. With him, Romeo brought some poison, and intended to drink it to join Juliet in the afterlife. After a hard time in saying goodbye, he drinks it, unaware that Juliet is still alive. Frair Lawrence comes into the cemetery to see Romeos dead body, and at that moment, Juliet wakes up, questioning why she isn’t with Romeo, in another city. Frair tries to bring Juliet out of the cemetery, but Juliet stays. Friar runs in fear of being seen, and Juliet sees Romeos dead body. She now wants to join him, and drinks the poison. But she can hear people, so she takes Romeos dagger, and stabs herself, to join Romeo.
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