Romeo and Juliet Timeline

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  • The Montagues and Capulets are feuding

    The Montagues and Capulets are feuding
    The Montague family and the Capulet family have been feuding for generations. After a fight breaking out between members of these families for the third time in the streets of Verona, Prince Escalus annouces that anyone caught fighting will be sentanced to death.
  • Rosaline breaks Romoe's heart

    Rosaline breaks Romoe's heart
    Romeo Montague loves Rosaline, but she does not love him back. Romeo is extremely depressed about this. When Romeo's friends hear about the Capulet party being held later that night, they convince him to go so he can meet a girl better than Rosaline. He agrees to go, but not to meet another girl.
  • Juliet is informed that Paris wants to marry her

    Juliet is informed that Paris wants to marry her
    Lady Capulet tells Juliet that Paris wants to marry her. Juliet is not ready to be married, but she agrees to meet Paris at the Capulet party and let him flirt with her because she knows that is what her parents want.
  • Romeo attends the Capulet party

    Romeo attends the Capulet party
    Romeo and his friends hear about the Capulet party. Romeo's friends know he is depressed so they convince him to come to the party with them so he can find a girl better than Rosaline. Romeo agrees to go, but not to look for another girl.
  • Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love

    Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love
    Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulet party and kiss. They fall in love instantly. They later find out that their families are enemies, but it is too late.
  • Romeo and Juliet exchange vows of love

    Romeo and Juliet exchange vows of love
    Romeo sneaks into the Capulet orchard and overhears Juliet talking about him. He makes his presence known and he and Juliet exchange vows of love. Juliet tells him that she will send someone for him the next day, Monday, to arrange their marriage.
  • Romeo and Juliet get married

    Romeo and Juliet get married
    Romeo and Juliet get married secretly in Friar Laurance's cell with the help of Juliet's nurse.
  • Tybalt challenges Romeo to a fight

    Tybalt challenges Romeo to a fight
    Tybalt is still angry at Romeo for showing up at the Capulet party, but Romeo refuses to fight him because they are family now. Mercutio does not understand this, so he steps up to fight Tybalt.
  • Mercutio is killed

    Mercutio is killed
    Romeo tries to stop the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt and Mercutio gets killed in the process.
  • Tybalt is killed

    Tybalt is killed
    Angered by his friends death, Romeo kills Tybalt. He then flees the scene.
  • Romeo is banished

    Romeo is banished
    The Prince banishes Romeo to Mantua.
  • Juliet is informed that Romeo has been banished

    Juliet is informed that Romeo has been banished
    Juliet's nurse informs her that Romeo has been banished to Mantua for killing Tybalt. At first, Juliet is angry at Romeo, but then she realizes he could have been killed by Tybalt. Juliet is so upset by Romeo's banishment that she wants to die.
  • Romeo and Juliet spend the night together

    Romeo and Juliet spend the night together
    The nurse arranges for Romeo and Juliet to spend one last night together before he is banished. Romeo leaves early in the morning.
  • Juliet is told that she has to marry Paris

    Juliet is told that she has to marry Paris
    Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she must marry Paris this Thursday. When Juliet refuses, she gets in an arguement with her father. She turns to her nurse for comfort, but her nurse tells her to forget about Romeo.
  • Juliet visits Friar Laurance

    Juliet visits Friar Laurance
    Distraught, Juliet goes to Friar Laurance for help. He gives her a potion to make her appear dead for 48 hours. He tells her to take it on her wedding night, so she will be taken to Capulet monument. He will send a letter to Romeo informing him of their plan and then when Juliet wakes up, she and and Romeo can escape to Mantua together.
  • Juliet apologizes to her father

    Juliet apologizes to her father
    Juliet apologizes to her father and agrees to marry Paris. Overjoyed, Lord Capulet moves the wedding up to Wednesday.
  • Juliet takes the potion

    Juliet takes the potion
    Juliet goes up to her bedroom for the night and after a moment of debating, takes the potion Friar Laurance gave her.
  • The nurse finds Juliet's body

    The nurse finds Juliet's body
    The nurse tries to wake up Juliet for her wedding, but finds her seemingly dead body. Friar Laurance arrives and tells the Capulets to prepare Juliet for her funeral by taking her to the Capulet monument.
  • Romeo hears of Juliet's death

    Romeo hears of Juliet's death
    Balthasar hears of Juliet's death and travels to Mantua to tell him the news. Romeo decides he does not want to live without Juliet, so he buys poisen from a poor apothicary. He plans to travel to Verona and lie with Juliet.
  • Friar Laurance is informed that Romeo did not recieve the letter

    Friar Laurance is informed that Romeo did not recieve the letter
    Friar John tells Friar Laurance that Romeo did not receive the letter explaining Juliet's plan. Worried about the possible concequences, the Friar writes to Romeo again and then goes directly to the monument of Capulets.
  • Paris goes to visit Juliet's body

    Paris goes to visit Juliet's body
    Paris goes to the monument of Capulets with his page to put flowers on Juliet's grave. Here he encounters Romeo and they fight. The page runs to get the watchmen.
  • Paris is killed

    Paris is killed
    Romeo kills Paris in their fight.
  • Romeo kills himself

    Romeo kills himself
    Romeo then takes the poisen he bought and dies.
  • Juliet awakens and kills herself

    Juliet awakens and kills herself
    Just as Friar Laurance gets to the tomb, Juliet awakens and finds Romeo and Paris dead. The Friar tries to comfort her, but gets scared when he hears a noise outside the tomb and runs away. Juliet stabs herself with Romeo's dagger.
  • The bodies are found

    The bodies are found
    The page and watchmen get back to find all three bodies. Lord and Lady Capulet, Lord Montague and the Prince later arrive. Friar Laurance explains everything - the lovers secret marriage, Juliet's plan and everything that went wrong.
  • The families end their feud

    The families end their feud
    Lord Montague and Capulet realize that their feud was the cause of their children's death and shake hands. The age old feud is over.
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    Sunday - Thursday

    I believe the events in this play take place around May. May 1st represents Sunday, May 2nd represents Monday and all the rest of the days follow suit.