Romeo And Juliet Act 5 Plot Summary by Scenes
Act 5 Scene 1
It is the day of Juliet’s wedding event and phony death. Romeo walks the street in Mantua, advising a gorgeous dream in which he died, but Juliet discovered him and restored him with a kiss. Gets in Balthasar, his servant. Romeo greets him impatiently, hoping that he has news from Verona. Romeo states that absolutely nothing can spoil his joy up until Juliet is well. Balthasar replies that Juliet indeed shall be well as a virtuous lady can be in Heaven. He informs Romeo the story of her death before the wedding event with hated Paris. Stunned, Romeo cursed the skies.
He asks Balthasar for a quill and paper and composes a letter to his family, Montague, for Balthasar to provide. He likewise wants him to find horses, so that Romeo will have the ability to go back to Verona immediately. Balthasar responds that Romeo looks like he runs out his mind and he will not leave him alone. All of a sudden, Romeo stops and asks if Balthasar has any other letters to him from Friar Lawrence. Balthasar says that he hasn’t and Romeo sends him to fulfil the provided orders. When the servant can’t hear him, Romeo says in grief that he will lay with Juliet this night. He goes to the pharmacy and, finding the poorest one, asks the owner to offer him the strongest toxin. The guy refuses, because selling poison is illegal in Mantua and is penalized with death. Romeo mentions that the drug store owner is too poor to decrease the amount of cash he is prepared to pay. After that the drug store owner accepts sell the poison to Romeo. Romeo goes out, speaking to himself and guaranteeing to devote suicide in Juliet’s tomb.
Act 5 Scene 2
Friar Lawrence has a visitor in his cell named Friar John. He asked him to deliver his letter about his strategy to Romeo, however his buddy failed. Due to the raging afflict, he was shut in the quarantine hospital on the outskirts of Mantua. Friar Lawrence starts to stress, understanding that Juliet can concern her senses alone, in the dark burial place. He still does not understand that Romeo discovered another news, about Juliet’s death and now considers her dead for real. Friar Lawrence decides to go to the tomb himself and conserve Juliet. He sends another letter to Romeo, describing his strategy and adding that he will conceal Juliet in his cell up until Romeo comes for her.
Act 5 Scene 3
In the evening Paris comes to the Juliet’s grave to cover it with flowers. He sees that someone is approaching and hides. Enter Romeo and Balthasar. He informs his servant that he is going into the burial place to take back the valuable ring he provided to Juliet and orders him to leave and provide the letter to the Montague. Balthasar steps aside, but he doesn’t believe Romeo and privately stays.
Paris recognizes Romeo. He believes that Romeo is guilty of Juliet’s death, due to the fact that he killed Tybalt and Juliet committed suicide (as Paris believes) out of sorrow. He is afraid that Romeo is now going to dishonor Juliet’s corpse out of his hatred to Capulets. He hurries to Romeo and, ignoring his explanations, starts a fight. Romeo eliminates Paris. Dying, Paris asks to lay him near the Juliet’s burial place and Romeo agrees. He takes Paris’ body and finds Juliet– still stunning, like she lives. He states to her that he will invest the eternity together with her. He kisses her, consumes the toxin and dies near her.
Friar Lawrence lastly reaches the cemetery. He sees Balthasar who tells that Romeo is in the burial place. Lawrence runs there and sees the bodies of the 2 boys. This is the minute when Juliet awakes. She asks the friar where her hubby is. Lawrence honestly responds that both Paris and Romeo are dead and she has to leave. Juliet refuses. She accepts Romeo’s body, seeing the vial of poison near him. Hoping that this toxin can kill her too, she kisses him, but nothing happens. Hearing that somebody– most likely watchmen– are coming, she takes Romeo’s dagger and stabs herself, dying near Romeo.
The watchmen bring the Prince, the Capulets and the Montague. Friar Lawrence tells them all the entire story. Balthasar provides Romeo’s letter to the Prince and he, after reading it, states that the story holds true. He turns to both competing households, accusing them of the disaster that happened. Montague guarantees to raise a gold statue of Juliet and Capulet answers that he will purchase an equivalent one of Romeo. The Prince leads them away, stating that there has actually never ever been a sadder story than the one of Juliet and her Romeo.