Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Study Guide

What news does Balthasar bring Romeo? Juliet has died
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Then I defy you, stars!”? He wants to go against what fate has planned for him
What actions does Balthasar’s news prompt Romeo to do? Buys a poison from apothecary; writes a letter
What does Friar John tell Friar Laurence? He was detained; did not deliver letter to Romeo
After hearing this news from Friar John, what does Friar Laurence intend to do? Meet Juliet at the tomb; send another letter to Romeo
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? To honer her memory with flowers, perfume, and tears
Romeo gives Balthasar two reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are those 2 reasons? To see her face one more time; to remove the ring from her finger
Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? To desecrate/steal Tybalt’s body
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead? rosy cheeks, lips – looked of life
Why doesn’t Friar Laurence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens? Afraid of being caught
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead? She hopes there is still poison on his lips
When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered? Lady Montague died that night
Relate the events that lead to Romeo and Juliet’s death as they are told by Friar Laurence near the play’s end. He married Romeo and Juliet; Romeo went to Mantua; the wedding was planned for Juliet and Paris; Juliet took potion; the funeral for Juliet; Romeo went to the tomb; Romeo killed Paris; Romeo killed himself; Juliet awakens; Juliet kills hersrelf
What information does Romeo’s letter give? He married Juliet; bought poison; went to tomb to kill himself next to Juliet; also confirmed that what Friar Laurence said was true
How do Montague and Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children? Build a statues of gold for each of them
How many people died in the whole play? 6
List the deaths in the play in order Mercutio, Tybalt, Lady Montague, Paris, Romeo, Juliet
Why does Lady Montague die? Grief over Romeo’s banishment
What is the time span in which all of the characters die? 4 days
motivation reasons for characters behaviors
theme or central idea, is an underlying message about life or humans