Romeo and Juliet Act 5

What news does Balthasar bring Romeo? Juliet is dead
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Then I defy you, stars!”? Hes going against fate
What actions does Balthasar’s news prompt Romeo to do? Prompts him to kill himself (posing/ apothecaries)
What does Friar John tell Friar Laurence? That he can’t go in because they think he has the plague
After hearing this news from Friar John, what does Friar Laurence intend to do? Friar Laurence decided to go to the tomb to be there when Juliet woke up.
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? He promises to decorate Juliet’s grave with flowers, as he does now, and sprinkle it with either perfume (sweet water) or his tears. He will perform these honring rites every night.
Romeo gives Balthasar two reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are those two reasons? He was related to Mercutio, and Paris was going to marry Juliet
Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? Because Romeo wants to finish/ mess with Tybalts body.
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead? Her face and lips were still red.
Why doesn’t Friar Laurence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens? Because he hears someone coming
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead? To get some of the poison from his lips.
When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered? His wife dying of grief.
What information does Romeo’s letter give? he did buy poison from a poor apothecary and therewithal came to this vault to die and lie with Juliets
How do Montague and Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children? They will build a statue of Romeo and Juliet.

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