Romeo and Juliet Act 5, Scene 3

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  • Romeo's agony seeing Juliet dead motivates him to die in the tomb with Juliet so they can live together in the afterlife. Romeo drinks his poison. He dies.
  • Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Mrs. Masters, Shuait Nair
  • "The obsequies that I fare thee will keep nightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep." (5.3.221)
  • Wednesday: Paris and Romeo (along with his servant, Balthasar) come to mourn Juliet's death at the Capulet graveyard simultaneously.
  • Romeo dismisses Balthasar. Paris sees Romeo, and recognizes him as the Montague who was banished. Romeo threatens to attack Paris if he does not leave (unaware of who he is confronting). The two men fight. Paris dies.
  • Juliet awakens to see Friar Lawrence and a dead Romeo. Friar Lawrence tells Juliet that Romeo is dead. He then hastily leaves the tomb. Romeo's death is a shock to Juliet. Juliet's will to continue living, without Romeo in her life, is diminished. Juliet bravely kills herself with Romeo's dagger.
  • "O, I am slain!" (5.3.225)
  • Romeo carries Paris to the Capulet tomb. He sees beautiful Juliet in the tomb, and believes that she is really dead.
  • Friar Lawrence, Montague, Lady Capulet, Capulet, and the Prince arrive, and see their loved ones dead. The tragic, yet romantic relationship between Romeo and Juliet brings the Montagues and Capulets together.
  • "Oh my love, my wife. Death that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath no power yet upon thy beauty." (5.3.227)
  • "Eyes look your last. Arms take your last embrace." (5.3.227)
  • "O here will I set my everlasting rest..." (5.3.227)
  • "O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust, and let me die." (5.3.231)
  • "...I will raise her statue in gold, that whiles Verona by that name known..." (5.3.241)
  • O brother Montague give my thy hand: This is my daughter's jointure, for no more can I demand." (5.3.241)
  • "A glooming peace this morning sun with it brings." (5.3.243)
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