The Montagues are one of Verona's two major families, the others being the Capulets. The Montagues are locked in a chaotic war with the Capulets, although this displeases Verona's citizens, especially their Lord.
- Lord Montague
- Lady Montague
Story of Romeo and Juliet
According to Lanier, the Lord of Verona had punished both families. To make up for this event, the Capulets decide to host a ball, excluding all Montagues.
As the masquerade plays, the Montagues, wearing masks to hide their identities, come and play and dance. Lord Capulet welcomes them, unknown that they are his enemies.
At some point, Romeo gets to dance with Juliet, and the two kiss in private.
After the ball, Romeo infiltrates the Capulet walls and speaks to his lover, Juliet.
At the church, Friar Laurence weds the two star-crossed lovers in privacy.
Tybalt, still angry from yesterday, confronts Mercutio of Romeo's whereabouts. Mercutio soon brings up a spar, but Romeo shows up. Mercutio then tries to protect Romeo by fighting Tybalt, but the star-crossed lover stops them. However, Tybalt fatally wounds Mercutio and leaves. Mercutio yells "A plague on both your houses!" before dying.
In Friar Laurence's abbey, Juliet's Nurse encounters a weeping Romeo and in forms him that Juliet had also wept learning that her cousin is dead, but mostly that her husband has been banished. Laurence assures them that he will find a way to reunite them. Romeo, feeling slightly better, goes to the Capulet House to see Juliet once more before he leaves Verona.
Later, Lady Capulet mentions that she will send someone to assassinate Romeo.
Because Laurence's messenger took too long to deliver the letter, Romeo received word from another source that his wife died.
In an act of rage, he heads to a poor apothecary (a pharmacist) and purchases poison from him. The apothecary informs Romeo that Mantua has a law that would put a person who sold poison to death, but the poverty of the apothecary creates the deal. However, since he has no poison, Romeo gathers Mantua Poison Herbs to receive the drug. Romeo then plans to use the poison so he can lie with Juliet in her grave.