Romeo and Juliet: Act 5 Scene 3, Summary, FINAL SCENE!!!!!

Location: Churchyard – Capulet tomb.

Characters: Paris, Romeo, Balthasar, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Watchmen, Captain of the watch, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Prince, Montague, Page.

Time: Friday Night

Events: Paris comes to scatter flowers on the tomb with a servant. The servant warns him that someone is coming so he hides and Romeo and Balthasar enter. Romeo threatens Balthasar and says that if he doesn’t leave he will kill him. Paris sees Romeo and thinks he has come to disrespect the body of either Tybalt or Juliet. In a rage, Paris pulls out his sword and they fight. Romeo kills Paris, As he dies he requests to be laid next to Juliet is the tomb and Romeo does that. Romeo enters the tomb carrying Paris and sees Juliet lying peacefully, he wonders how she can still look so beautiful when she is dead. He kisses her, drinks the potion, kisses her again, then dies. Seconds later Friar Lawrence comes into the churchyard and Balthasar tells him that Romeo is in the tomb. Friar enters the tomb with a bad feeling. He see’s Paris’s dead body, then Romeos then Juliet. There was blood everywhere. Juliet wakes up. Juliet asks where Romeo is and the friar tells her that Romeo and Paris are both dead. He hears the watch coming and says she must leave, but Juliet refuses. so the Friar leaves alone. Juliet sees Romeo beside her and is sad that he didn’t leave any potion for her. She kisses him to try and get potion off his lips but nothing happens, in desperation, she grabs Romeo’s dagger and stabs herself. She dies. The Watchmen find blood near the tombstone. They hold the friar and Balthasar who were found trembling in the churchyard. The Watchmen find Romeo, Juliet, and Paris in the tomb. Montague arrives and says that Lady Montague has died from the shock of Romeos Death. Friar Lawrence tells the story of their secret marriage and the consequences. The prince is angry at the Capulets and Montagues saying it is their fault from the feud for the deaths of these children. Capulet and Montague hold hands and agree to end the feud and put it all behind them.

Quote: Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death, Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth, Thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open, And in despite I’ll cram thee with more food!

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