Even though nobody likes it, bad luck exists. There is no way to get rid of it, it is just a part of life. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are victims of bad luck and fate. Romeo and Juliet is about two families that have been in a long and bitter feud for many years. The play is set in the city of Verona and involves two main characters, Romeo, or the Montagues, and Juliet, of the Capulets.
A brawl breaks out between the servants of the feuding noble families of Capulet and Montague in the streets of Verona. It ends with Prince Escalus forbidding any further brawls and issuing an edict that will impose a death sentence on anyone caught dueling. Meanwhile, young Romeo of the house of Montague has been infatuated with Rosaline, a niece of Capulet. Romeo confides to his friend, Benvolio, that he is in love with Rosaline but she does not return his affections. Meanwhile, Paris, a kinsman of the prince, seeks Juliet 's hand in marriage. Her father Capulet, initially objects to this proposal, saying that Juliet is too young, but he then says that he will consent to the marriage if Paris can win his daughter's love. Capulet invites Paris to a feast to be held that night. He sends off the guest list with a servant that could not read, so as he walked along he asks Romeo to help read the list for him. Romeo does, and realizes that the girl he loves, Rosaline, will be attending this party. Upon hearing of the party, Benvolio convinces Romeo to attend and compare his unattainable love Rosaline to more beautiful women to get his mind off Rosaline. Meanwhile, at Capulet's house, Lady Capulet speaks to Juliet about her feelings for marrying Paris. Juliet does not promise anything, but agrees to at least look at the man that night at dinner. .
Masked, Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio made their way to the party. At Capulet's house, the Montagues attend the party (in masks), Romeo spies Juliet, and he falls in love with her; he forgets about Rosaline completely.