Act 5 Romeo and Juliet

Romeo is foreshadowing fact that Juliet will find him dead. It is also ironic that he feels he is about to receive good news when the reality is Balthasar is about to give him news that Juliet is “dead,” which is bad news for him. In the very beginning of scene 1, Romeo has a dream that he views as foretelling he will receive joyful news. He dreamed about Juliet finding him dead and reviving him with kisses. What literary elements are shown here?
A bad ending caused by fate was already set in motion when Romeo let fate take over his life before entering the Capulet feast in act 1, scene 4, so there is no stopping the tragedy that will come. Romeo thinks he is defying the stars when he finds out Juliet is dead, but why is he unable to do that?
Romeo decided to poison himself without hesitation or grief over “death” of Juliet. Where do we see Romeo’s tragic flaw of not thinking before he acts in scene 1 after Balthasar tells Romeo Juliet’s “dead”?
Poison is illegal, but since the apothecary is so poor, Romeo knows he will sell it to him because the apothecary needs the money. What is wise about Romeo’s decision to go to a poor apothecary to get poison?
Romeo chooses to poison himself instead of using a manly weapon to kill himself like Juliet did to kill herself. Where do we see Romeo’s feminine side again?
Friar John was unable to send Friar Lawrence’s letter explaining the plan to Romeo because the gates of Mantua were closed due to the plague. How is Friar’s plan messed up again in scene 2?
It adds interesting complication and some action because Romeo is there, too. Paris has no business to be down in Juliet’s vault, but what does this add to the play?
Romeo’s mental state is in bad condition. He is unable to think clearly. Romeo uses harsh death threats to make sure Balthasar does not bother him when he goes down to visit Juliet. What does this show about Romeo’s mind?
Romeo is saying how Juliet’s vault (maw) is filled with dear Juliet and Romeo will force the vault door open (rotten jaws) in order to lie and die next to Juliet. “Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death,/ Gorged with the dearest morsel of earth,/ Thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open,/ And in despite I’ll cram thee with more food.” What is Romeo saying in this quote from scene 3, lines 45-48?
He is about to kill himself. This shows he does not love himself, so he loves Paris more. When Paris discovers Romeo is also visiting Juliet, he tells Romeo he must die. Why does Romeo agree and say that is why he came? Why does Romeo love Paris more than himself?
He went through the same thing when he loved Rosaline, but she did not love him back. Why is Romeo able to understand Paris’ feelings of loving Juliet but Juliet not loving him back?
He doesn’t want to have another sin. He already has the sin of causing Mercutio’s death and then killing Tybalt, so he does not want more sin before he dies. Why does Romeo refuse to fight and kill Paris?
His plan has completely backfired. When Friar arrives at the Capulet vault, he is too late because Romeo is dead. Why is this a terrible moment for him and why does he become frantic and unsensible?
He will send her off to be a nun because he has to get rid of the evidence. What is Friar’s new plan for Juliet now that Romeo is dead? Why does he make this plan?
He makes them think about how if Romeo had waited a little longer, Juliet would have woken up and he would not have had to kill himself. Also, if Juliet had woken up sooner, she would have found Romeo alive next to her and not killed herself. How does Shakespeare make audience feel desperation in scene 3 as Romeo sees Juliet, but is confused because she looks alive and Juliet kisses Romeo’s lips that are still warm?
Rumors spread very fast. How is everyone able to know the news of the deaths of Paris, Romeo, and Juliet and then come quickly into the Capulet vault?
The letter Romeo wrote explaining his plan to kill himself. Friar is suspicious because he is holding a mattock and spade, but what excuses him from committing the murder of Romeo and Juliet?
The characters. Prince admits this by saying he did nothing to try and resolve the feud. Capulet admits he was too rash in his decisions, so that caused the deaths. Although fate plays a major role in the cause of the main character’s deaths, who also contributes to the tragedy?
It was not such a big deal. It took the death of the Capulet and Montague’s children to resolve their feud. They were able to forgive and forget right away. What does this tell audience about the family argument?

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