Act 5, Scene 3

Location: Capulet’s Tomb

Time: Monday Afternoon

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

Events: Paris is at Capulet’s tomb and is laying down flower’s for Juliet. He asks for some quiet time and sends his page to the side. Romeo has a torch with Balthasar and a crowbar to open Juliet’s tomb and kill himself. He arrives at the tomb and Paris is there and willing to fight. They fight and Paris dies. Romeo lays his body next to Juliet and drinks the potion. Friar Lawrence arrives to try and stop Romeo but it’s too late. Juliet wakes up and finds both men dead, and Friar Lawrence is trying to convince her to come with him. Juliet picks up Romeo’s Dagger and stabs herself. All the watchmen, Lady Capulet, Capulet and the captain come and find out what’s happened. The captain shouts “Everyone is punished!”. The capulet plans to erect a gold statue of Juliet and Romeo. The scene ends with the prince saying: “For never was a story of more woe. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo”. I think this finished the story very well as it sums up the whole book in a sentence.

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