Romeo and Juliet: Act 5 Scene 1, Summary

Location: Mantua

Characters: Romeo, Balthasar, Apothecary

Time: Wednesday Morning

Events: Romeo is told that Juliet is dead. He realizes that now he has no meaning for life and decides to go to Verona. He goes to the apothecary to get a lethal potion.

Quote: “There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls, doing more murder in this loathsome world than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell. I sell thee poison, thou hast sold me.”


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