Romeo and Juliet Plot

exposition Act 1 reveals the feud, the lovers’ feeling for each other, the tendency of the characters to act impulsively based on their passions, and the theme of fate
inciting incident Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love
central conflict Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other goes against the feud between their families
complication/rising action Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet in secret and Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel
crisis Romeo kills Tybalt
climax Juliet drinks Friar Lawrence’s potion and appears to die
falling action Romeo and Paris fight; Romeo kills himself, and Juliet awakens to kill herself
resolution Montague and Capulet end their feud because of the deaths of their children
dénouement Capulet and Montague vow to raise monuments to honor each other’s child