Friar Laurence rushes in to find Romeo dead and Juliet awakening from her death-like slumber. The play, set in VeronaItalybegins with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet servants who, like their masters, are sworn enemies.
Standing above her, Romeo begins his farewell to his young bride, "O my love!
Act 4, Scene 4 Downstairs the next morning, the wedding plans are moving ahead as scheduled. The musicians, gathered for the wedding festivities, now play a song in memory of Juliet for her sorrowful Nurse.
O most wicked fiend! Heartbroken, Romeo buys poison from an apothecary and goes to the Capulet crypt. The horrors of her imagination overtake Juliet and she sees the ghost of Tybalt ready to seek out and kill Romeo.
Believing Romeo to be a vandal, Paris confronts him and, in the ensuing battle, Romeo kills Paris. Juliet drinks the vial. Hearing the Watchmen in the distance and fearing they will be caught, Friar Laurence begs Juliet to hurry.
At that moment, Juliet walks in and asks if she can speak to Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence arrives and tells them to make the wedding decorations into funeral decorations. Confused, Juliet asks Friar Laurence where her Romeo is, and he can do nothing but tell her the horrible truth.
Juliet pretends to come to her senses and tells Nurse to go and inform her mother that she has gone to Friar Laurence to confess her sin of disobedience to her father. Act 4 begins with Paris coming to see Friar Laurence. Act 5, Scene 3 Paris and his page enter the churchyard and stand before the Capulet tomb.
He greets his servant, Balthasar with excitement: She begs for comfort but the Nurse will give her none, telling her instead to forget Romeo who is forever banished, and marry the noble Paris as Capulet commands.
How doth my lady? The religious metaphors of "shrine", "pilgrim", and "saint" were fashionable in the poetry of the time and more likely to be understood as romantic rather than blasphemous, as the concept of sainthood was associated with the Catholicism of an earlier age.
He is careful not to be any more specific in his criticism. On the night before the wedding, she takes the drug and, when discovered apparently dead, she is laid in the family crypt. Juliet agrees to try it.
Benvolio argues that Romeo has justly executed Tybalt for the murder of Mercutio.
The nurse agrees and leaves her. The play comes to a close with the mournful words of Prince Escalus: With a final cry to Romeo, Juliet drinks the potion and falls lifeless upon her bed.
Tybalt, meanwhile, still incensed that Romeo had snuck into the Capulet ball, challenges him to a duel. In the end, the only way they seem to defeat time is through a death that makes them immortal through art.
Then Friar Laurence will deliver a note to Romeo telling him about the plan so that Romeo can break Juliet out of the tomb shortly after she wakes up and take her away to Mantua to live with him. Friar Laurence tries to comfort them all and urges them to hastily hold a funeral.Actually understand Romeo and Juliet Act 4, Scene 4.
Read every line of Shakespeare’s original text alongside a modern English translation. She’s grieving too much over the death of Tybalt. So I haven’t had the chance to talk to her about love. Romantic love doesn’t happen when people are in mourning. Start studying Romeo and Juliet Act 4 and 5.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Act 4 begins back at Friar Laurence's cell with Paris telling Friar Laurence about his upcoming marriage to Juliet.
Friar Laurence is surprised by this news although he tries not to show it. He knows that Juliet will be upset since he already married her to Romeo, so she is not going to want to.
Romeo and Juliet Act 4, Scene 1 Summary. BACK; The Friar promises to send a letter to Romeo so he knows what's going on. Juliet thinks this is a great idea, which we can only understand by assuming she's never seen a tragedy in her life.
She takes the potion, thanks the Friar, and heads home. BACK. Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare homepage | Romeo and Juliet You can buy the Arden text of this play from the mi-centre.com online bookstore: Romeo and Juliet Juliet's chamber. Act 4, Scene 4: Hall in Capulet's house. Act 4, Scene 5: Juliet's chamber.
Act 5, Scene 1: Mantua. A street.Download