Act 5 part 1

Act 5 part 1

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  • The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: Act 5 Part 1
  • By Evy Polyak and Paige Sherlock
  • Balthasar Delivers the News of Juliet’s Death
  • Her body sleeps in Capel’s monument, And her immortal part with angels lives. I saw her laid low in her kindred's vault And presently  took post to tell it you... (V. I. 18-21)
  • Romeo Buys Poison
  • Put this in any liquid you will And drink it off, and if you had the strength of twenty men, it would dispatch you straight. (V.i.81-83)
  • The Message Won’t Reach Romeo
  • Within this three hours fair Juliet will wake. She will beshrew me much that Romeo Hath had no notice of these accidents. But I will write again to Manuta, And keep her at my cell till Romeo come. (V.ii.25-29)
  • Romeo’s servant, Balthasar, arrives in Mantua and tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. Romeo is distraught and plans to kill himself.
  • Paris vs. Romeo
  • By heaven, I love thee better than I love myself, For I come hither armed against myself. Stay not, begone, live, and hereafter say A madman's mercy bid thee run away.
  • Romeo goes to an apothecary and buys illegal poison from a poor apothecary so that he can kill himself and be with Juliet.
  • Romeo Kills Himself
  • Eyes, look your last. Arms, take your last embrace. And lips, O, you doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss A dateless bargain to engrossing death...Here's to my love. O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. (V.iii.112-115, 119-120)
  • The friar’s message never got to Romeo because the guards thought the man delivering the letter had the plague. The friar comes up with a plan to rescue Juliet and take her to Romeo himself.
  • Romeo runs into Paris, who is mourning Juliet’s death. Romeo threatens Paris, who thinks Romeo is there to vandalise the tomb. They fight, and Paris is killed.
  • Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee, boy! (V.iii.64-70)
  • I do defy thy commination And apprehend thee for a felon here.
  • Romeo finds Juliet’s body in the tomb. He kisses her one last time before drinking the poison and dying.
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