Romeo and Juliet Part 2

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The second half of the summary of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

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  • Juliet describes the peril of her situation to the friar, and is about to kill herself in desperation when the friar comes up with the idea to fake her death. Her family will then place her in her tomb, during which time the friar can bid Romeo come and they can escape together.
  • Juliet drinks the potion that the friar has given her just before she is about to go to bed. In the morning, when the nurse tries to wake her up for her wedding, the family think she is dead. She is given a funeral, while the friar sends a message through friar John explaining the plan.
  • Romeo's servant, Balthazar, travels to Mantua to tell Romeo that Juliet is dead. The message friar John was supposed to send was never sent, and so Romeo thinks she is really dead. Overcome with grief, he travels back to Verona, with the resolve to kill himself and be with her.
  • On the way to her tomb, Romeo stops off at an apothecary, and buys a deadly potion off him that will kill him the instant he drinks it. Thus satisfied, he heads to her tomb.
  • After sending Balthazar away, he meets Paris at the tomb, who is mourning for his would-be-bride's death. In an attempt to stop Romeo, they duel, and Paris is killed. He lays his body with Juliet in the tomb.
  • When he gets to Juliet, he gives her one last kiss, then drinks the poison and dies. At this point, Juliet wakes him, sees him dead, and uses his dagger to kill herself. When it is known what has happened, the fathers of the two families settle their differences and make peace.
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