The story starts with a brawl in the streets of Verona between the servents of the Capulets and Montagues. The Prince then decides that the person to cause the next conflict shall die. At this time Romeo is in love with Rosaline and Juliet is supposed to marry Paris.
Later in the day Lord Capulet sends a servent, that can't read, to deliver invitations to the party. The servent ends up inviting Romeo and his friends. They show up at the party and Romeo sees Juliet and the two fall in love at first sight, or so they think.
As Romeo and his friends leave the party, he decides to see Juliet once again, so Romeo finds her and they speak of how much they love one another. They then decide to get married the next morning, so the following day Friar Lawrence marries them.
Next in the story Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel, in which Romeo declines, so Mercutio decides to duel. Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio, so Romeo becomes enraged and kills Tybalt in return. Romeo then flees the scene and the Prince banishes him.
Romeo then spends the night with his new wife and in the morning leaves. On this day Lord Capulet decides Juliet will marry Paris in two days. Juliet refuses to do this, so in turn she fakes her own death, but Romeo believes she is really dead. He returns to Verona at her side and drinks the poison to his death. Juliet wakes up and finds Romeo dead at her side, and kills herself with a sword to the chest.
When everything is found then the Friar must explain everything to the two families and the Prince. The two families decide to beat fact that they're enemies and get along.