Romeo And Juliet Journal Essay Research Paper

Romeo And Juliet Journal Essay, Research Paper

Romeo and Juliet Journal

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Act I:

Hi. I am Roberto Montague, Romeo’s cousin. This is the first of five

entries to this journal.

Many things happened today. Some of these things are that Sampson and

Gregory were talking, and then Abram and Balthasar entered the room. After

Abram started to quarrel, they started to sword fight, but then Benvolio came in

and broke up the fight. After Benvolio broke up the fight, Tybalt entered and

started to fight with Benvolio. Soon later, an Officer entered the room with

three or four citizens all armed with clubs, bills, and partisans, or spears.

Lord Capulet and Montague with their Ladies entered the room and started to

quarrel aswell, but the Prince set them straight.

Everyone, but the Montague’s and Benvolio left the room, after the

Prince said what he had to say. Montague started to ask what happened, and who

started it, Benvolio replied that the servents of his adversary did. After they

had a bit of a discussion, Romeo entered. Lord and Lady Montague left the room

to leave Romeo and Benvolio to talk. They soon talked about love, and where

they would dine. They talked some more about love then soon left the room and

the day was over.

Act II:

This is the second of five entries to this journal.

At the beginning of this day, Romeo and Benvolio began to speak to each

other, and then Romeo retires while Mercutio and Benvolio spoke about Romeo’s

love with Juliet. A bit more into the day, Romeo went to the Capulet house to

visit the fare Juliet. They met outside of Juliet’s room on the balcony and

they start to talk each other. Soon later, the nurse starts to call from within

the house for Juliet, she started to leave many times but Romeo kept

interrupting. Juliet exited and entered the balcony two or three times, but

they gave each other farewells and Juliet went into the house, and Romeo walked


Friar Laurence, a Franciscan priest, was admiring the day, when Romeo

entered his cell. They begin to speak of Roseline and Romeo’s new love, Juliet.

He soon dashes off as soon as he got what he wanted. A little later, Mercutio

and Benvolio were asking each other where Romeo had gone. Coincidently, Romeo

entered minutes later. They began to talk about Romeo’s going to the Capulet

house, and what he went there for. A minute later, the nurse and her man Peter

came about. Mercutio begins to sing a song, and then he and Benvolio soon

exuent. Romeo soon rushes off, and then the Nurse pushed Peter to see if she

still has authority over him.

Juliet starts to think why the Nurse hasn’t showed up after she sent her

to meet Romeo. It had been three long hours before she returned with Peter, but

she soon sent Peter back to the gate. The Nurse’s bones are so weary from her

long journey, and she was out of breath, but Juliet needed to know what she and

Romeo talked of. The Nurse finally told Juliet the plans for her and Romeo’s


Act III:

This is the third of five entries to this journal.

Benvolio, Mercutio and some men walk up to a public place talking about

the weather. A second later, Tybalt and others come to the public place and

begin to quarrel a bit with Mercutio and Benvolio. Another second or two later,

Romeo enters the public place. Tybalt calls Romeo a boor, a clumsy stupid

fellow and Mercutio draws his sword and calls Tybalt a ratcatcher. Tybalt draws,

they begin to fight! Romeo standing aside yells for Benvolio to beat down their

weapons, and then says for them to stop, not to have this outrage in the public

streets of Verona. Tybalt under Romeo’s arm thrusts Mercutio in, just wounding

him. Tybalt leaves and Mercutio sends for a surgeon to heal his cut. Benvolio

helps Mercutio to a house so he wouldn’t faint. Benvolio then entered telling

Romeo that Mercutio was now dead! Tybalt, the killer, then comes back to the

public place. Romeo is furious with him, so he slashes him and Tybalt dies, and

runs off. The citizens, Prince, Montague, Capulet and their Ladies come to the

brawling site and find Tybalt and Mercutio dead, the Prince is furious with this

and is determined to find the killer.

At Friar Laurence’s cell, Romeo appears. Romeo and Friar start talking

about Tybalt killing Mercutio, and Romeo killing Tybalt. They also speak of the

banishment sentence the prince gave him. Then there’s a knock from Friar’s door.

Friar gets nervous and tells Romeo to hide in his study. Friar opens the door

and it’s the Capulet Nurse, and as soon as Romeo realized this, he rose and

started to ask about his Juliet and how she is dealing with this predicament.

Romeo is so sad and angry he tries to stab himself but the Nurse quickly grasps

the daggar he was using.

During the end of the day, at a room in the Capulet house, Paris, Lady

Capulet and Lord Capulet are all talking about the wedding of Juliet and Paris.

Menwhile, in the Capulet orchard, Juliet and Romeo meet. Romeo begins to talk

about leaving and forgetting that this ever happened. The Nurse then comes in

and tells Juliet that her mother, Lady Capulet is coming, then she leaves.

Romeo then leaves wiasking for a kiss, but doesn’t get it. Lady Capulet then

enters, asking if she is awake and if she is morning her cousin’s death. Lord

Capulet and the Nurse then enter and join in on their discussion. There’s a big

disagreement with Capulet and Juliet about whom she is marrying and then Capulet

storms out telling her she will marry Paris. Juliet then decides to get a

remedy from Friar that makes her sleep for forty hours, so everyone will think

she is dead, and Romeo and Juliet would finally meet.

Act IV:

This is the fourth of five entries to this journal.

During the beginning of this day, Capulet sends his servants off to

invite guests to Juliet’s wedding. The wedding had been changed to take place

on Wednesday. Lady Capulet tries to change her husband’s mind, perhaps in

consideration for Juliet, but she is not successful. Awhile after this, Juliet

fakes her death by stabbing herself, and then drinking the remedy Friar gave her.

Wednesday morning: the Nurse comes to wake Juliet and finds her lying

motionless on the bed. She is unable to wake her and realizes she is died. She

calls for help. Lady Capulet, Capulet, Paris, and the Friar come in. Capulet

orders that the wedding preparations be converted to funeral preparations.

Act V:

This is the fifth of five entries to this journal.

I got a message today from what Romeo was doing in Mantua. Romeo has

just had a dream. His servant Balthasar arrives from Verona with the news of

Juliet’s death. Romeo decides to return to Verona. He sends Balthasar to hire

some horses, and he goes and buys poison so he can kill himself beside Juliet.

At first the apothcary refuses but then Romeo offers the large sum of forty

ducats, and then apothecary gives him the poison.

Friar John, whom Friar Laurence sent to Mantua with a letter to Romeo

explaining that Juliet is not really dead, returns to Friar Laurence with the

news that he was quarantined in Verona because of the suspicion of plague, and

he couldn’t deliver the letter. The Friar then walks to the burial vault since

Juliet is due to awaken shortly.

At the Capulets’ tomb, Paris stews flowers as a memorial to Juliet. His

Page then warned him someone is coming so Paris. Romeo and Balthasar arrive with

tools to open the tomb. Paris, seeing Romeo opening the tomb, challenges Romeo.

Paris is killed and as he dies he asks Romeo to lay his body by Juliet’s. Then

Romeo sees Juliet’s body and kisses her, drinks the poison, and falls by her


A moment too late the Friar comes in. He approaches the tomb and finds

the bodies of Paris and Romeo. Juliet awakens, and asks where is her Romeo. The

Friar tries to get her to come with him, but she refuses to leave. After the

Friar leaves she picks up Romeo’s dagger and stabs herself. The Prince, Lord

Montague, and Lord Capulet enter. They have numerous of questions. The Friar

answers them and tells his story.


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