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Act IV Scene I
Friar Laurence - "Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone./ Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber.(shows her a vial)/ Take thou this vial, being then in bed,/ And this distillèd liquor drink thou off,/ When presently through all thy veins shall run/ A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse...(Shakespeare.IV.i.93-99)
Juliet - "O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris,/ From off the battlements of yonder tower;/ Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me lurk/ Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears;/ Or shut me nightly in a charnel house, (Shakespeare.IV.i.79-83)
Act IV Scene 3
Juliet - "Farewell!—God knows when we shall meet again./ I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins/ That almost freezes up the heat of life./ I’ll call them back again to comfort me.— (Shakespeare.IV.iii.14-17)
Act IV Scene V
Nurse - "Mistress! What, mistress! Juliet!—Fast, I warrant her, she.—/ Why, lamb! Why, lady! Fie, you slug-a-bed./ Why, love, I say. Madam! Sweet-heart! Why, bride!/ What, not a word? You take your pennyworths now./ Sleep for a week, for the next night, I warrant,/ The County Paris hath set up his rest/ That you shall rest but little.—God forgive me,
In this scene, Juliet threatens to kill herself if there is no other option to not marry Paris. Friar Laurence gives her a vial filled with a sleeping potion to make her appear dead.
In this scene, Juliet takes the sleeping potion to appear dead so that she does not have to marry Paris in the morning.
In this scene, the Nurse finds Juliet "dead" and tells everyone to change the wedding decorations to burial arrangements.
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