Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Timeline

1 Romeo has a dream about Juliet.
2 Balthasar arrives and tells Romeo that Juliet has died. Romeo asks for a pen, paper, and horses to go to Verona.
3 Romeo goes to an apothecary and buys poison to kill himself with.
4 Romeo leaves for Verona.
5 Friar John returns Friar Laurence’s letter to Romeo because he was stopped on the way out of Mantua.
6 Paris visits Juliet’s tomb to pay his respects. He tells his Page to keep a watch for anyone coming.
7 Romeo arrives with Balthasar. He tells Balthasar to leave.
8 Thinking that Romeo has come to do some dishonor to the corpses of Juliet or Tybalt, Paris confronts Romeo. Romeo pleads for Paris to leave him alone. They fight.
9 Romeo kills Paris and places him in the tomb with Juliet as his last dying wish.
10 Romeo finds Juliet in the tomb, still beautiful.
11 Romeo kisses Juliet, drinks the poison, kisses Juliet again, and dies.
12 Friar Lawrence arrives and encounters Balthasar.
13 Friar Lawrence enters the tomb alone and sees the bodies.
14 Juliet awakens and asks where her husband is.
15 Friar Lawrence, afraid of being caught at the tomb, leaves.
16 Juliet tries to kill herself by kissing Romeo’s poisoned lips.
17 Juliet stabs herself with Romeo’s dagger and dies.
18 The watchmen arrive and find the friar and Balthasar.
19 Prince and Capulets arrive.
20 Montague arrives and announces that his wife has died of grief over Romeo’s exile.
21 Friar Laurence tells the story of what has happened. He says that he will take the death penalty if blamed for what has happened.
22 The prince listens to Balthasar’s story and reads Romeo’s letter. He decides that the stories match up.
23 The Prince scolds Capulet and Montague, and reminds them that he has also lost two kinsmen.
24 Capulet and Montague clasp hands and decide to put their feud behind them.
25 Montague says that he will build a gold statue of Juliet, and Capulet will build one of Romeo.
26 The prince pronounces that there has never been “a story of more woe / Than that of Juliet and her Romeo.”

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