Romeo and Juliet

By: Renee Moreman


Throughout the play, Romeo is very dramatic. From the beginning of the play, until the end, Romeo proves himself to be emotional.

"Out of her favor where I am in love."(I.i.173) Romeo was talking about how this girl didn't love him and he was depressed because of it.

"Can I go forward when my heart is here?"(II.i.15) Romeo has already fallen in love with Juliet within one night of "being in love" with another girl.

"There is no world without Verona walls"(III.iii.18) Romeo was just given news that he was banished from Verona and he was freaking out about not being with Juliet and not knowing a world outside of Verona.


Throughout the play, Juliet is pushed around by different people. From the beginning of the play until the end, Juliet proves herself to be controlled.

"Well, think of marriage now." (I.iii.75) Juliet's mother was talking to her about marriage and told her that she needs to go ahead and starting thinking of who she would like to marry.

"This night you shall behold him at our feast." (I.iii.86) Juliet's mother told Juliet that she must talk to Paris and fall in love with him.

"But fettle your fine joints ’gainst Thursday next

To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church,
Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither." (III.v.158-160) Juliet's father is yelling at her to marry Paris and that she will be a disgrace if she does not.

Friar Laurence

Friar Laurence helped move the plot along because he helped both Romeo and Juliet. He married them, told Romeo he was banished, made a plan for Juliet, and many other things.

"giving Juliet the vial

Hold, get you gone. Be strong and prosperous
In this resolve. I’ll send a friar with speed To Mantua with my letters to thy lord."(IV.i.124-126) Friar helped Juliet come up with a plan to bring Romeo back.

Lord Capulet

Lord Capulet helped to advance the plot. He forced Juliet to marry Paris and treated she would not be apart of the family if she did not.

"I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday, Or never after look me in the face."(III.v.167-168) Juliet's father threatens that if she does not marry Paris that she is not to come home.


Tybalt is Juliet's cousin who kills Romeo's best friend. This helps to move the plot along because Romeo gets upset that Tybalt killed his best friend so Romeo stabs him. Romeo is then banished from Verona.

"Tybalt, here slain, whom Romeo’s hand did slay-"(III.i.160) Benvolio states that Romeo has killed Tybalt.

Major Conflicts

In the beginning of the play, the major conflict was the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. They always fought and disrupted the streets of Verona. That conflict was resolved after Romeo and Juliet died and their parents realized there was no need of the feud since their only children died.

"From ancient grudge break to new mutiny," (I.i.3) The beginning of the play explains how the family has a had past of feuds and it is still continuing to go on.

"And the continuance of their parents’ rage," (I.i.10) The continuance of the feud goes down through the generations of Capulets and Montagues.

"O brother Montague, give me thy hand." (V.iii. 306) The Capulet and Montague feud finally ended due to the death of their daughter and son.

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