Do thou but call my resolution wise, And with this knife I’ll help it presently."
“Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it,"
“Ah, Juliet, I already know thy grief;”
“Give me, give me! O, tell not me of fear!”
“Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilled liquor drink thou off”
“What if it be a poison, which the Friar subtly hathminister’d to have me dead,”
“How if, when I am laid into the tomb, I wake before the time that Romeo come to redeem me?”
“Romeo, I come! This do I think to thee.”
Juliet meets Paris and Friar Lawrence at the Friar’s cell. Juliet confesses that she doesn’t want to marry Paris. She demands the Friar to find a way for her to avoid it. She threatens the Friar that she will kill herself if he doesn’t get Juliet out of the marriage.
“O me, O me! – my child, my only life! Revive, look up, or I will die with thee"
“She’s dead, deceas’d, she’s dead: alack the day!”
Friar Lawrence comes up with a plan which will avoid Juliet from having to marry Paris. He gives her a liquid that makes her appear dead for 48 hours. The plan will bring Romeo to her and will allow her to stay with Romeo for the rest of her life. Juliet quickly agrees to the plan,takes the liquid and leaves Friar Lawrence’s cell.
Juliet arrives home after confession. She talks to her dad about finalising the marriage and then goes to her room. Juliet is afraid to drink the liquid in case it’s a potion that could kill her. She leaves her dagger on the table if the liquid doesn’t put her to sleep. She drinks then liquid and ‘sleeps’.
Lord Capulet commands the nurse to wake up Juliet. The nurse arrives at her room and realises that she won’t wake up. Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet and the nurse discover that Juliet is dead. Friar Lawrence enters to take Juliet to the church. Paris also enters and everyone hastily changes all their plans to prepare for Juliet’s funeral.
“O son, the night before thy wedding day hath death lain with thy bride: there she lies,”