Meanwhile, Juliet is similarly distraught when she finds out that Romeo is a Montague.
Later that night, Romeo climbs the garden wall into Juliet's garden.
Tybalt challenges him, but Romeo passively resists fighting, at which point Mercutio jumps in and draws his sword on Tybalt.
Romeo tries to block the two men, but Tybalt cuts Mercutio and runs away, only to return after he hears that Mercutio has died.
He plans to wear a mask so that he will nobody will recognize him as a Montague.
Romeo arrives at the Capulets' party in costume.
Angry over his friend's death, Romeo fights with Tybalt and kills him. When Prince Escalus arrives at the murder scene, he banishes Romeo from Verona forever.
The Nurse tells Juliet the sad news about what has happened to Tybalt and Romeo.
Juliet then visits Friar Laurence, and together they concoct a plan to reunite her with Romeo.
The Friar gives Juliet a potion that will make her seem dead for at least two days, during which time Romeo will come to meet her in the Capulet vault.