Romeo and Juliet: Act 5 Reading and Study Guide

theme central idea of a work of literatureex) Hate can cause tragedy
What news does Balthasar bring Romeo? Juliet is dead.
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Then I defy you, stars!”? He is angry at the world and wants to die
What actions does Balthasar’s news prompt Romeo to do? Romeo buys a poison to kill himself and travels to Verona to see Juliet.
What does Friar John tell Friar Laurence? Friar John was not able to deliver Friar Laurence’s letter to Romeo in Mantua.
After hearing this news from Friar John, what does Friar Laurence intend to do? Friar Laurence intends to write another letter to Romeo after he goes and wakes Juliet from her sleep.
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? To see Juliet and mourn her loss
Romeo gives Balthasar two reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are those two reasons? To hold Juliet’s face and to take her ring/give it back. (idk)
Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? To do villainous shame to the bodies
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead? Her lips and cheeks were flushed
Why doesn’t Friar Laurence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens? He sees that Romeo is dead
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead? She tries to get poison off his lips to kill herself
When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those that have gathered? His wife is dead, she could not handle the grief off the loss of her son.
Relate the events that lead to Romeo and Juliet’s death as they are told by Friar Laurence near the play’s end. Friar Laurence talked of things that happened more recently and not of the things early in the play.
What info does Romeo’s letter give? It tells of his and Juliet’s love and how he had bought a poison to die with her.
How do Montague and Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children? By living in peace

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