Romeo and Juliet Act 5

sc.1 Characters: Romeo, Apothecary, Balthasar, Friar JohnSummary:Romeo’s servant Balthasar, reports to Romeo that Juliet has died. Romeo then plans to return to Verona. On his way he offers a poor apothecary (drug seller) a large amount of money to sell him poison illegally. Romeo thinks the poison will enable him to be reunited with Juliet again. Quotes: “Her body sleeps in the Capulet tomb, and her immortal soul lives with the angels in heaven. I saw her buried in her family’s tomb, and then I came here to tell you the news. -Balthasar
sc.2 Characters: Friar John and Friar Laurence Summary: Friar Laurence learns that Romeo never received the letter explaining that Juliet’s death is fake and it was planned out to get the lovers finally together. Friar John unable to give it to Romeo because he was held up in a house because of the plague. Quotes: “That poor living corpse. She’s shut inside a dead man’s tomb!”
sc.3 Characters: Paris, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Romeo, Paris’ page, Balthasar, Guards, Prince, Capulet, Montague, lady Capulet Summary: Paris confronts Romeo, Romeo is trying to to be respectful but Paris thinks Romeo is going to do something bad to Juliet. They fight and Paris is killed. Romeo kills himself because Juliet is ‘dead’. Juliet wakes up and Friar is trying to get her to leave. She will not leave Romeo’s side so she kills herself with a knife because there is no poison left. In the end the rivalry is over but they had to lose their children because of it. Montague and Capulet decide to make a statue of their children to honor their love and the end of the feud. Quotes: “All are punished” -Prince Escalus; “Poison I see has been his timeless end. Drunk all and left no friendly drop to help me after?” – Juliet
Paris “Open the tomb and lay me with Juliet”
Juliet “Poison I see has been his timeless end. Drunk all and left no friendly drop to help me after?”
Friar Lawerance “Lady, come from the nest of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep.”
Prince Escalus “All are punished”

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