Romeo & Juliet Act 5
by Ashley Meaton
- Romeo's servant, Balthasar, witnesses Juliet's funeral and comes back to Mantua to tell Romeo that Juliet is dead.
- After being to told that his wife is dead, Romeo decides to go to Juliet's grave and kill himself next to her.
- Romeo finds an apothecary and buys a deadly potion.
- After Romeo buys the potion, he goes off to Juliet's tomb to die.
"'Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let's see for means'" (5.1 34-35).
"'I do remember an apothecary. And hereabouts 'a dwells, which late I noted'" (5.1 37-38)
- Friar Laurence finds out that the letter he mailed to Romeo was never delivered.
- He sent the letter along with Friar John, but he didn't get to deliver the letter because he had an infection.
- Friar Laurence figures out that Romeo thinks Juliet is really dead so he goes to Juliet's grave to wake her.
"'Where the infectious pestilence did reign, Sealed up the doors, and would not let us forth, So that my speed to Mantua there was stayed'" (5.2 10-12).
'"Now must I to the monument alone. Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake'" (5.2 23-24).
- When Romeo arrives at Juliet's tomb, he runs into Paris and he assumes Romeo is there to dishonor the Capulet's.
- Romeo and Paris end up in a fight and Romeo kills Paris.
- After Romeo breaks into Juliet's grave, he drinks all of the potion and dies next to her.
- A little after Romeo takes the potion, Friar Laurence walks in to find Juliet waking up and Romeo dead next to her.
- Since Romeo is dead, Juliet tries to drink the potion Romeo had, but there's none left so Juliet takes Romeo's dagger and stabs herself.
- The Prince, the Capulet's, and the Montague's walk in and find Romeo and Juliet dead next to each other so Friar Laurence explains what happened.
- In the end, the Prince blames the Capulet's and the Montague's for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and also says, " For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
"'I do defy thy conjurations and do apprehend thee for a felon here'" (5.3 78-79).
"'O Lord, they fight! I will go call the watch'" (5.3 71).
"'Death, lie thou there, by a dead man interred'" (5.3 87).
"'Here's to my love! (Drinks) O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die'" (5.3 119-120).
"'Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end. O chur! Drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after'" (5.3 162-164)?
"'Capulet, Montague, see what a scourge is laid upon your hate'" (5.3 291-292)
"'For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo'" (5.3 309-310)