17th May 2017

Romeo and Juliet

SCENE SUMMARY

Act 5, Scene 3

CHARACTERS:  paris, Page, Romeo, Balthasar, Friar Lawrence, Juliet, Captain of the Watch, Second watchman, Third watchman, Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Montague

SETTING: at night at a churchyard at the tomb of the Capulets.

Paris and his Page are at the cemetery with flowers for the Capulets tomb. his page is watching to let Paris know if someone is coming, he gives a whistle to warn Paris and they hide. Romeo and Balthasar arrive and romeo says goodbye to him, Romeo starts to open the tomb when Paris stops him, accusing Romeo of murdering Tybalt which then killed Juliet with grief. they fight, Romeo wins and places Paris inside the tomb, meanwhile his page has run to call the Captain of the Watch. Romeo lies with Juliet then takes the poison. Friar arrives at the scene and realises he is too late to save Romeo, as soon as he comes Juliet starts to wake. When Juliet finds him dead beside her she decides to kill herself. she uses a dagger and stabs herself. Paris’s page and people from the watch arrive and access the scene, the Prince comes along with Montague, Capulet and Lady Capulet. Friar Lawrence explains the whole situation and what had happened between the two star-crossed lovers.

QUOTE: “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

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