Romeo and Juliet: Act 4 Scene 5, Summary

Location: Juliet’s Bedroom

Characters: Nurse, Lady Capulet, Capulet, Friar Lawrence, Paris, First Musician, Peter, Second Musician

Time: Wednesday Morning

Events: Nurse goes in to wake up Juliet and opens the curtains. Nurse talks to Juliet. At first, she thinks Juliet is in a deep sleep but then discovers that she is dead. Lady Capulet and Capulet are called in to her room. Friar Lawrence comes in and asks if Juliet is ready to go to church and Capulet says that she is ready to go to church but not to return. Friar Lawrence gives instructions for the removal of Juliet’s body.

Quote: Ready to go but not ever to return

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