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Romeo and Juliet Timeline of Events

  • Sunday - Afternoon

    Sunday - Afternoon
    Lord Capulet and Paris talk about arranging a marriage to Juliet .Lord Capulet says "This is the night i hold an old accustom'd feast" to Paris about hosting the party for him to ask for Juliet's hand.
    Meanwhile, Romeo and Benvolio learn that Rosaline has been invited to a party at the Capulet house. Benvolio suggests crashing the party so that Romeo can see that the other women are more beautiful than Rosaline is.
  • Sunday - Morning

    Sunday - Morning
    The Capulets and Montaguges fight in the streets of Verona. Benvolio starts the sword fight by saying "Put up your swords; you know not what you do."
    They are then broken up by Prince Escalus.
    Bewhile, Romeo is pining for Rosaline who rejected him.
  • Sunday - Evening

    Sunday - Evening
    Lady Capulet tells Juliet that Paris wants to marry her.
    Romeo and friends arrive at the Capulets Party and Tybalt spots Romeo and says "this, by his voice, should be a Montague. To stirke him dead I hold it not a sin", as he was very angry to see him there.
    Romeo and Juliet also meet for the first time and fall instantly in love.
  • Sunday - Late Evening

    Sunday - Late Evening
    Juliet waits at her balcony and states her true love for Romeo by saying: "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name: or, if thou wilt not be but sworn my love, and I'll no longer be a Capulet." Romeo then appears and they meet at her balcony and plan to marry the next morning.
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    Romeo and Juliet Timeline

    The five great, yet horrific days that changed the Capulets and the Montauges families and lives forever.
  • Monday - Early Morning

    Monday - Early Morning
    Romeo goes to Friar Laurence and explains his love for Juliet saying "Painly know, my heart's dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet" and insists on him arranging the weddings. Friar Laurence then agrees.
  • Monday - Noon

    Monday - Noon
    Benvolio and Mercutio are still looking for Romeo. Mercutio says "where the devil should this Romeo be? Came he not home to-night?". They wanted to find him because Tybalt is planning to challenge Romeo in duel. Romeo soon finds them but then Juliet's nurse arrives warning Romeo that he better not be playing with Juliet, as Paris genuinely wants to marry her. After this Benvolio and Mercutio leave.
  • Monday -Afternoon

    Monday -Afternoon
    Juliet is waiting for the nurse to return from talking to Romeo. The nurse then comes home and delivers Romeo's message and Romeo and Juliet then meet at Friar Laurence's church and marry each other. Friar Laurence states their marriage by saying "By your leaves, you shall not be alone, till Holy Church incorpatrate two in one."
  • Monday - Late afternoon

    Monday - Late afternoon
    Benvolio and Mercutio encounter Tybalt then Romeo arrives from his wedding, and Tybalt challenges him. Romeo refuses, so Mercutio fights Tybalt and then Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio. Romeo is angry, so he then fights Tybalt and kills him. The Prince then finds Tybalt dead because of Romeo and orders Romeo to be banished.
    Meanwhile, Juliet yearns Romeo to come and says "come night, come Romeo!" However, the nurse then informs her that Romeo killed Tybalt and that he is banished.
  • Monday - Evening

    Monday - Evening
    Friar Laurence tells Romeo that he is banished, he reponses by saying "banished?! O Friar the damned use that word in hell, howling attends it." Then Juliet's nurse comes to bring Romeo to Juliet.
    Romeo then meets with Juliet .
    Meahwhile, Lord Capulet decides that Juliet shall marry Paris on Thursday. Lord Capulet, however did not know about Romeo at this point.
  • Tuesday - Early Morning

    Tuesday - Early Morning
    Romeo leaves Verona for Mantua after spending the night at the Capulet's with Juliet.
    Juliet is also told that she must marry Paris on Thursday morning - or else. Her mother said to her "marry my child, early next thirsday morn, the gallent, young, and noble gentlemen the county Paris." She is quite angry about this and disappoints her father and this was where Capulet's Fury started, where Lord Capulet yelled at Juliet and told her she was a "disobedient wretch". He was very upset.
  • Tuesday - Late Morning

    Tuesday - Late Morning
    Paris talks to Friar Laurence about the upcoming wedding and
    Juliet also goes to Friar Laurence for advice. Friar Laurence suggests her to take a drink (potion) that will make her appear as being dead for awhile so then she can sneak away with Romeo. Juliet farewells Friar by saying "Love, give me strength. Farewell father"
    Friar Laurence also sends Friar John to Mantua with a letter so he will be informed about this fake "death", however Romeo does not recieve this letter, so he is unaware.
  • Tuesday - Evening

    Tuesday - Evening
    Juliet drinks the drug that will make her appear to be dead for 42 hours. She say 'this I do drink to thee", meaning she is drinking it for Romeo.
  • Tuesday - Early Evening

    Tuesday - Early Evening
    Lord Capulet is arranging the huge wedding for Paris and Juliet and when Juliet returns from visiting Friar Laurence , she pretends to go along with his plans to make him happy. Juliet says "henceforward I am ever rul'd by you".
  • Wednesday - Early Morning

    Wednesday - Early Morning
    Lord Capulet undertakes the wedding preparations throughout the night and Paris also arrives very early in the morning,
    The nurse is then sent upstairs to wake Juliet however discovers her "death" instead. The nurse screams "help! My lady's dead! O, well-a-day, that ever I was born! My Lord, My Lady!" As you can see, she was very shocked.
  • Wednesday - Morning - Afternoon

    Wednesday - Morning - Afternoon
    In Mantua, Romeo's servant Balthasar arrives and tells Romeo about Juliet death. Romeo wants to see Juliet in her tomb and poison himself there, so he buys a poison from a poor Apothecary who illegally sells it to Romeo only because he needs the money badly. Romeo is very upset about hearing Juliet is dead. He says "Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee to-night."
  • Wednesday - Evening

    Wednesday - Evening
    Friar Laurence discovers that his letter to Romeo was not delivered to him, so he wrties another letter to be sent to him when she awakes. Friar Laurence says to the messanger " by brotherhood, the letter was not nice, but full of charge of dear import; and the neglecting it may do danger."
  • Wednesday - Late evening

    Wednesday - Late evening
    Romeo is on his way to see Juliet in her tomb, when Paris was stopping him from seeing her. He wants to see Juliet so badly, so he kills Paris because Romeo was going to kill himself anyway.
    Romeo ends up seeing Juliet and is distort to see her dead, so he drinks the poision and dies. Romeo's last words were "thus with a kiss I die."
  • Thursday - Morning

    Thursday - Morning
    Friar Laurence arrives at the tomb to find the dead bodies.
    Juliet then wakes up from her potion to find Romeo lying beside her dead. Friar Laurence tries to get her to leave, however she refuses, and he soon flees when he hears the watchmen coming. Juliet then kills herself with his sword in her heart. Juliet's last words were "this is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die."
  • Thursday - Late Morning

    Thursday - Late Morning
    The watchmen arrive and find the dead bodies, and send for the Prince, the Capulets, and the Montagues. Balthasar and Friar Laurence also come along.
    When they arrive they are shocked and the news spreads quickly around the town.
    Everything is then explained and the two families finally ended their feud and were united with the lose of their children. Lord Capulet says "As rich shall Romeo's by his lady's lie; poor sacrifices our enmity!"