Romeo and Juliet is about the unhappy love and death of Romeo and Juliet, the only children of two powerful houses in Verona - the House of Montague and the House of Capulet. These two houses hate each other and Romeo Montague meets Juliet at a ball. He falls in love with her although he knows that she is a Capulet. They love each other very much and ask Friar Laurence to marry them. Their love and marriage are secret and by an unfortunate coincidence Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. The Prince of Verona sends Romeo into exile outside Verona and young Juliet is forced to get married to a young nobleman, Paris. She asks Friar Laurence for help again and he gives her magic drops. After swallowing them she falls asleep for several hours and looks as if she is dead. Romeo learns about Juliet’s death and hurries to the Capulet’s Monument. He does not know about the trick and kills himself. Then Juliet wakes up and when she sees Romeo dead, she kills herself too. Both the Montague and Capulet Houses reconcile only after the death of their beloved children.