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Romeo and Juliet Timeline

  • The fight in the beginning scene.

    The fight in the beginning scene.
    Sampson bites his thumb at Mercutio which starts a brawl between the men.
  • The prince threatens to kill.

    The prince threatens to kill.
    The prince threatens to kill both of the families if he ever catches them fighting in public again.
  • Romeo in love with Rosaline, but she hates him.

    Romeo in love with Rosaline, but she hates him.
    Romeo is in love with Rosaline, but is soon depressed after he learns she does not love him back.
  • Paris wants to marry Juliet.

    Paris wants to marry Juliet.
    Paris wants to marry Lord Capulet's daughter, Juliet, but Lord Capulet is not very sure about the marriage.
  • Juliet does not want to marry Paris.

    Juliet does not want to marry Paris.
    Juliet does not want to marry Paris. She feels like she does not know him very well.
  • Tybalt wants to fight Romeo.

    Tybalt wants to fight Romeo.
    Tybalt is very angry at Romeo for crashing their party so he plans to fight Romeo.
  • Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time.

    Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time.
    Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time at the Capulet party. They do not know who they are yet. "O, she doth teaches the torches to burn bright. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear-- beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear."
  • Romeo and Juliet learn what families they are from.

    Romeo and Juliet learn what families they are from.
    The nurse tells Romeo what family Juliet is from. She later tells Juliet what family Romeo is from.
  • Romeo and Juliet plan the wedding for the next morning.

    Romeo and Juliet plan the wedding for the next morning.
    Romeo and Juliet discuss having a wedding the next morning.
  • Friar Lawrence agrees to marry the couple.

    Friar Lawrence agrees to marry the couple.
    Friar Lawrence agrees to marry the couple only because he feels it will end the feud between the families.
  • Mercutio and Benvolio find the letter, but Romeo never recieves it.

    Mercutio and Benvolio find the letter, but Romeo never recieves it.
    Mercutio and Benvolio do not give Romeo the letter because he has not been home yet.
  • Friar Lawrence warns Romeo about moving too quickly.

    Friar Lawrence warns Romeo about moving too quickly.
    Friar Lawrence warns Romeo that if he moves too quickly, something bad will happen.
  • Mercutio gets stabbed by Tybalt

    Mercutio gets stabbed by Tybalt
    Mercutio and Tybalt get into a heated argument and Mercutio is stabbed under Romeo's arm as he was trying to stop the fight.
  • Romeo grows very angry and stabs Tybalt.

    Romeo grows very angry and stabs Tybalt.
    Romeo is so overwhelmed with Mercutio's death, he stabs Tybalt. "O, I am fortune's fool!"
  • Prince announces Romeo will be exiled.

    Prince announces Romeo will be exiled.
    The Prince announces that Romeo will be exiled for killing Tybalt and starting another fight.
  • Lord Capulet schedules marriage of Paris and Juliet for thursday.

    Lord Capulet schedules marriage of Paris and Juliet for thursday.
    Lord Capulet thinks that to make Juliet happier after Tybalt's death, she would marry Paris.
  • Friar Lawrence gives Juliet the potion.

    Friar Lawrence gives Juliet the potion.
    Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a potion to fake her death so she will not have to marry Paris on thursday.
  • Lord Capulet so thrilled that Juliet will marry Paris. he moves the wedding to Wednesday.

    Lord Capulet so thrilled that Juliet will marry Paris. he moves the wedding to Wednesday.
    Lord Capulet moves the wedding to Wednesday because Juliet says she will marry Paris.
  • Juliet takes the potion a day early.

    Juliet takes the potion a day early.
    Juliet takes the potion early so she will not have to marry Paris. But Friar Lawrence nor Romeo know about it.
  • Romeo buys poison to kill himself

    Romeo buys poison to kill himself
    Romeo is given the news that Juliet is dead so he buys posion to kill himself and die next to her. "Then I defy you stars!"