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Romeo and juliet by william shakespeare act 5 scene 3 line 122 begin

When Romeo approaches, Paris is already there, sadly tossing flowers. He gets an alert from him page that someone is approaching and steps aside to see who it is. When Romeo arrives on the scene, he gets a hammer and a crowbar from Balthasar and hands Balthasar a letter for his dad, Lord Montague aha! Romeo tells Balthasar not to interrupt him or come after him. If Balthasar tries to follow him, Romeo will tear him limb from limb.

  • Romeo speaks as though he and the "slaughter'd youth" in his arms are friends going to a wonderful party, made most wonderful by the shining presence of Juliet;
  • Keeping his promise, Romeo picks up the body of Paris, saying to it, "I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave" 5;
  • She does not realize that he is already with her, dead.

Balthasar says okay, but instead of leaving he hides behind some bushes. He's not buying Romeo's story.

Romeo and Juliet

Paris sees Romeo and assumes he's there to somehow dishonor the Capulets. To be fair, Romeo looks pretty suspicious—he's carrying a bunch of tomb-breaking-in tools. Paris tries to do a citizen's arrest on Romeo, who is, after all, an outlaw.

You can guess what happens next: He vaguely remembers Balthasar saying that Paris was supposed to marry Juliet or something like that, but admits he wasn't really paying attention. He may have dreamed it. Still, Romeo honors Paris's request and places him in the tomb, then he heads over to Juliet's corpse. He wonders more than once why Juliet still looks so fair, why death hasn't made her cheeks pale or her lips blue.

Paraphrase Montagues description of Romeo's behavior in Act I, Scene i, lines 122-146.

Then he gives her a kiss, drinks the poison strong enough to kill twenty men, and dies. Immediately with one last kiss. Thirty seconds too late, the Friar comes in and sees Romeo lying there dead. Then, an agonizing minute too late, Juliet wakes up to find her husband dead at her side.

His Juliet played by the lovely Claire Danes wakes up right before Romeo played by the oh-so dreamy Leo DiCaprio drinks the poison and dies. Why do you think Luhrmann does this? Does it change things? Why or why not?

  • The Friar continues to urge her to come away and tells her that he'll find a place for her to live among a sisterhood of nuns, but she's not interested in living, and she dismisses the Friar;
  • Romeo will take his chances on death, where he hopes to be at peace, his body free at last from the doom of the baleful stars;
  • It's night and Paris has come to the place where Juliet is buried.

The Friar tries to convince her to run away—the noise of the fighting has attracted attention, and Verona's citizens are about to do what they do best in Romeo and Juliet—show up at the scene, but Juliet won't. In fact, she tries to drink the rest of the poison so she can die with him, but none is left.

  • Then, an agonizing minute too late, Juliet wakes up to find her husband dead at her side;
  • Romeo answers, "I must indeed; and therefore came I hither" 5;
  • And, for the sake of what happens next, Shakespeare needs him to be alone and the Page to be lurking in the background;
  • Then follows a remarkable moment.

So, she does the next best thing: Click the summary infographic to download. Check out "Symbols" to hear some thoughts on these methods o' death.

When the Prince, the Capulets, and the Montagues show up, the see Romeo and Juliet, both dead, lying beside each other. The Prince's guards drag in the Friar, who apparently left Juliet alone in the tomb at some point. He tells the whole story. Lord Capulet and Lord Montague swear to end their feud and to build statues to commemorate each other's child. The Prince says that some of those involved in Romeo and Juliet's death will be pardoned, and some will be punished.