Just as the Capulet, the House of Montague was a politically influential faction.
After a severe street brawl between the two houses gets out of hand, Prince Escalus, from another significant entity known as the House of Escalus, decides to intervene and restore the peaceful agreements amended by the two houses.
The house of Escalus was a similarly influential faction that was ruled by Prince Escalus, Mercutio, who was a close friend to Romeo of the Montague house, and Count Paris, who planned on marrying Juliet.
Despite Count Paris’ bold attempt in asking for the hand of Juliet in marriage, Lord Capulet felt reluctant and always insisted that he should wait a little longer until the feud between Montague and Capulet had dissolved.
However, since Count Paris was the Kinsman of Prince Escalus and thus wealthy, Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, and her nurse tried to persuade her to marry him.
However, the conflict between Capulet and Montague enraged later in the Capulet ball after Tybalt challenged Romeo for a duel since he still felt that he had intruded and was getting closer to his cousin Juliet.
Seemingly, Romeo refused to engage in the duel knowing that Tybalt was secretly his kinsman.
The first mistake that Friar Laurence made was to agree to marry the two in secret and without the permission of their parents.
The next piece of bad advice the Friar gave, was when he instructed Juliet to fake her own death to avoid her dilemma.
Eventually, the two vow unconditional love for each other despite the prevalent conflict between their families.
With the help of a peaceful enthusiast known as Friar Lawrence, the two got secretly married.