Culture and literature in my life – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Culture and literature in my life
Romeo and Juliet – is about unhappy love and death of Romeo and Juliet, the children of two powerful houses of Verona: the house of Montague and the house of Capulet. These houses hate each other. Romeo, who is Montague, meets Juliet at a hall and falls in love with her although he knows that she is Capulet.
They ask Friar Laurence to marry them. Their marriage is a secret and by an unfortunate chance Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin. Prince of Verona sends Romeo to the exile outside Verona and young Juliet is forced to get married to a young nobleman called Paris. She asks Friar Laurence for help again. He gives her magic drops after which she falls asleep for several hours. She looks as if she was dead. Romeo learns about Juliet’s death and hurries to the Capulet’s Monument in the churchyard. He does not know about the trick and kills himself. Soon after that Juliet wakes up and when she sees Romeo dead, she kills herself too.