act 5 scene 2

Act 5 scene 2
Verona: Friar Lawrence’s cell
characters: Friar Lawrence, Friar John

Friar John goes to Friar Lawrences cell and Friar Lawrence is expecting news from romeo about the letter that was ment to be sent. Then Friar John explains that on the way to meet another Friar to accompany him the town health officials locked him in a house because they believed that the house was plagued and they were worried. After that Friar John handed the letter back to him and claimed that is could not be sent even by a messenger as they were fearful of infection. Then Friar John explains how very important this letter was and askes for an iron crowbar so he can open Juliets tomb. He decides to write another letter to Mantua.

Act 1 scene 2

Act 1 scene 2
A street in Verona
Paris, Capulet, Servant, Benvolio, Romeo

Capulet and Paris are talking about Juliet and arranging a marriage then Capulet tells him to make her love him. Then Capulet gives a servant a invitation list and tells him to go to the names to tell them they are invited. Then Romeo and Benvolio enter talking then the servant asks them if they can read. Romeo reads the letter and finds out that there is a party held by the Capulets and Rosaline is invited. Then Romeo and Benvolio plan to come.

Act 1 scene 1

Act 1 scene 1
Sunday morning:a public place
Characters:Sampson, Gregory, Abram, Balthasar, Benvolio, Tybalt, Capulet, lady Capulet, Montague, Lady Montague, Prince, Romeo

Gregory and Sampson from the house of the Capulets are talking and mocking each other then Abram and Balthasar of the Montagues enter. The Capulets bite their thumb at the Montagues, this is an insult. So they argue and this leads to a fight, Benvolio enters and beats down their swords to stop the fight. Tybalt of the Capulets enters and argues with Benvolio then they fight. Officers
arrive to stop the fight, Capulet and Montague enter and are eager to fight but their wives stop them. Then the prince enters and stops the brawl and says if they fight again they will be punished with death. After that Lady Capulet and Capulet ask Benvolio to go find Romeo and find out why he is so depressed. Benvolio finds him and talks to him and what he finds out is that Romeo is in love with a girl called Rosaline but she does not seem to love him back.

Key quotes:

Prince:”If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.”
The Prince says this to attempt to stop this feud with punishment of death.

Language features:
Iambic pentameter
Lady Montague uses this when she is talking to Benvolio. This means there is ten syllables in each line, this is used to show status and rhythm of speech.
“O where is Romeo? Saw you him today? Right glad I am he was not at this fray.”

act 5 scene 3 summary

Act 5 scene 3
Paris goes to juliets tomb to pray for her and lay roses with page. When they arive Romeo tells Baltazar to go away or he will kill him so Baltazar leaves. When Paris heard them coming he hid until he heard Romeo and thought he was going to vandalise the tomb so he came out and they argued then had a fight and Paris died and asked to be laid in the tomb. Romeo lays Paris in the tomb and talks about his love for Juliet then he takes the poison and dies. After that Friar Lawrence arrives with a and Baltazar explains to him what he knows about the situation Friar Lawrence says that he has been stumbling on gravestones wich shows that he is not in control because he opens the tomb and sees Romeo and Paris dead. Juliet wakes up and kills herself when she sees Romeo dead. The watch arrive and try to find out what has happened so the prince and both families come then Friar Lawrence explains everything the prince then says everyone has been punished. At the end Montague and Capulet agree to peace and say they will build golden statues of Romeo and Juliet.

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