Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scenes 1, 2, and 3

What news does Balthasar bring Romeo He brings the news of Juliet’s death
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Then I defy you, stars!” That he is going to take his life into his own hands, instead of letting fate control him
What actions does Balthasar’s news prompt Romeo to do To go to Verona immediately
What does Friar John tell Friar Laurence That he couldn’t deliver the letter to Mantua
After hearing this news from Friar John, what does Friar Laurence intend to do He intends to get Juliet when she awakes and keep her with him until he can talk to Romeo
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb He wants to pay his respects to his almost wife
Romeo gives Balthasar two reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are those two reasons To get a family ring back, and to get a last look at her
Why does Paris think Romeo has come to the tomb To defile her grave
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead She still had rosy cheeks and smelt good
Why doesn’t Friar Laurence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakes The authorities are coming and he does’t want to get in trouble
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after she awakens To see if any poison is left on his lips
When Montague arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered That his wife has died
Relate the events that lead to Romeo and Juliet’s death as they are told by Friar Laurence near the play’s end The two fell in love at the Capulet’s ball and were married within days. But when the fight killed Tybalt, Romeo was banished from Verona and Juliet was left there. She was being forced to Paris, but she was already married. They devised this plan, but it went wrong because word didn’t get to Romeo so he killed himself. Seeing Romeo dead, Juliet killed herself also
What information does Romeo’s letter give The truth/backup to Friar Laurence’s story
How do the Montagues and Capulets plan to honor the memories of their children By building statues of gold for the other’s child