Romeo and Juliet scene 4
By: Robert Salisbury and Austin Robbins
act 1 of scene 4
Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio are all wearing masks going to the Capulet's feast. They don't want to go because Romeo knows his family will be there. So he decides that he wont dance at the feast so he doesn't try to attract attention to himself. Mercutio is mocking Romeo and Romeo refuses to join in. Romeo had a dream thinking it was a bad idea to go to the feast. Mercutio starts a speech about Queen Mab of the fairies. The Queen Mab of fairies enters peoples dreams. Romeo tries to calm Mercutio down from his speech as he gets more into it. Benvolio catches their attention reminds them that they need to get to the feast. Romeo still doesn't want to go and has a bad feeling but while he is with friends it passes.
Act 2 of scene 4
Act 3-5of scene 4
In her bedchamber, Juliet asks the Nurse to let her spend the night by herself, and repeats the request to Lady Capulet when she arrives. Alone, clutching the vial given to her by Friar Lawrence, she wonders what will happen when she drinks it. If the friar is untrustworthy and seeks merely to hide his role in her marriage to Romeo, she might die; or, if Romeo is late for some reason, she might awaken in the tomb and go mad with fear. She has a vision in which she sees Tybalt’s ghost searching for Romeo. She begs Tybalt’s ghost to quit its search for Romeo, and toasting to Romeo, drinks the contents of the vial. Early the next morning, the Capulet house is aflutter with preparations for the wedding. Capulet sends the Nurse to go wake Juliet. She finds Juliet dead and begins to wail, soon joined by both Lady Capulet and Capulet. Paris arrives with Friar Lawrence and a group of musicians for the wedding. When he learns what has happened, Paris joins in the lamentations. The friar reminds them all that Juliet has gone to a better place, and urges them to make ready for her funeral. Sorrowfully, they comply, and exit.