Romeo and Juliet Act 5

Act 5, scene I is set in Mantua
What is the dream that Romeo recounts in the first scene? Juliet finds Romeo dead and wakes him with a simple kiss.
This dream from the first scene is an example of: Foreshadowing
Who is Balthasar? A servant for Romeo
What is the message that Balthasar gives to Romeo? That Juliet has died and has been buried in the Capulet tomb
What does Romeo mean when he says: “Then I defy you stars”? That he will go against fate, and will intercede in the events Balthasar has reported.
The description that Romeo gives of the apothecary likens him to: Death itself
What is the penalty for selling poison in Mantua? death
Why does the apothecary decide to accept the money from Romeo? He is poor
What does Romeo mean when he states: “There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls, / Doing more murder in this loathsome world / Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell” ? The money I give to you is more poisonous than the drugs that you give me; it is the money that brings true misery
What is Romeo’s plan at the end of the first scene? To go to Verona and die next to Juliet.
What is the unfortunate news that Friar Lawrence finds from Friar John? That the letter was not delivered, thus the message was not received.
Why was Friar John unable to fulfill his duty? He was not allowed in Mantua for the fear that he was carrying the plague.
At the end of scene 2, how long will it be until Juliet wakes from her sleep? 3 hours.
At the end of scene 2, what is the Friar’s plan concerning Juliet? He will get Juliet from the tomb and hold her in his chambers until Romeo arrives.
Why has Paris come to Juliet’s grave? To lay flowers at her grave.
What excuse does Romeo give to Balthasar for why he needs to visit Juliet’s gravesite? He has to come to retrieve a ring from Juliet.
When Paris first sees Romeo in the Capulet tomb, why does he think Romeo is there? He is there to destroy the tomb and everything inside of it.
The fight between Romeo and Paris once again shows Romeo’s: Immaturity
What does Romeo do with Paris’ body after he is killed? None of the above.
As Romeo looks down at the “corpse” of Juliet and says the following lines, they are an example of what literary term?”…beauty’s ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks,And death’s pale flag is not advanced there.” Dramatic Irony
Right after Romeo has taken his poison and dies, what happens? Friar Lawrence enters with his servant and discovers Romeo dead.
What is the Friar referencing in the following passage?”A greater power than we can contradictHath thwarted our intents.” Fate
How does Juliet kill herself? A dagger to the stomach
What happened to Lady Montague? She is dead. She died from the depression over her son being banished.
What does the Friar mean when he says:”And here I stand, both to impeach and purgeMyself condemned and myself excused.” I know what has happened here tonight, and it is mostly my fault.
What do Montague and Capulet decide to do at the end of the play? They end the feud and decide to build statues for their dead children.
What is IRONIC about the ending of the play and the reaction of both families? It shows that, if given the chance, they could have accepted the marriage between Romeo and Juliet and prevented all of this.
What is the tragic flaw of Romeo? He reacts too quickly to a situation, without ever really thinking about the consequences.
The fact that Juliet asked for Romeo to refuse his name; that she refused to do what her family asked; and broke off her relationship with nurse are all examples of: Her tragic flaw which was acting selfish and only thinking about what she wanted.
What does Romeo leave for his father, which is found after his death? A letter, explaining everything that happened between him and Juliet.
When first arriving at the tomb and seeing the carnage inside, what does Capulet and his wife assume has happened? That Romeo has killed Paris and Juliet.
In what setting does Act V begin? Mantua
What is an apothecary called in modern day? A pharmacist.
What does Romeo want from the apothecary? A poison that will work quickly.
What was Friar John’s task? To deliver a letter to Romeo.
Who are the two men who come to visit Juliet’s body in the last scene of the play? Paris and Romeo
What is the last wish of Paris, before he dies To be laid next to Juliet
Who discovers the bodies of Romeo and Paris? Friar Laurence
What does Montague promise to do for Capulet? Build a statue of Juliet, made of gold.
Fate has been an ongoing antagonist in the play. Find the quotes from this scene that show how fate has once again confused the events of the play. “one writ with me in sour misfortunes book” pg. 86 Romeo”Will I set up my every lasting rest? And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars””that heavens finds means to kill your joys with love” 92 “a greater power hath thwarted our intents” 88
In your opinion, there are two major characters missing from the final act of the play. Why is it important that we, as an audience, are missing these two characters? Nurse- Juliet’s voice of concern and wisdom and if she had known about the plan and she probably camped out at Juliet’s grave waiting her to wake she cares about her more than anyone else in the playBenvolio- Romeos best supporter and protector. So if he had been involved Romeo maybe would have not killed himself or at least Benvolio would have delayed him.
Who were the two characters to disappear from the play without having been killed off. The nurse and Benvolio.
The end of the play does not give much hope for the ending of the feud. Why? Because they ended it in a monetary way. They used money to honor each other’s children and the money and power of each family was probably what started the feud.
Since the letter was not delivered to Romeo, what two things must the friar do now?? He has to resend the letter and he must get to Juliet before she wakes up.
How does the following quote contradict what Romeo has said about money and his lifestyle previously in the play?”There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls,Doing more murder in this loathsome world,Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.” He has grown up very wealthy but claims he hates money. He says money destroys people and that it is the fruit of all evil. He says it does more harm than actual poison.
Romeo describes the apothecary in a very distinct way. What is the apothecary symbolic of? (Give a quote from the play to support your answer) “I pay thy poverty and not thy will.”Ramshackle- his shop is run down and he is poor. This basically discussed the differences of class, he gets the apothecary to break the law and sell illegal poison because he is so poor and Romeo offers a significant amount of money.
In what way do the two following quotes show the same understanding of the consequences of action?Prince:”…Capulet, Montague,See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.” Capulet:”Poor sacrifices of our enmity.” Both the prince and Capulet are pointing out that R+J were sacrifices of the feud. They both acknowledge that the feud was not worth the lives of their children.