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Romeo and juliet act 5 final

  1. 1. Act V“. . . heaven finds means to kill your joys with love” (5.3.293).
  2. 2. Act VBoth Romeo & Juliet are: •Impulsive - quick to act •Stubborn •Insistent on having things their own way
  3. 3. Act V•Theme in tragedy: Those who act in haste (impulsively) bring about their own destruction.
  4. 4. Act V, scene 1Romeo dreams hehas died and Julietrevives him withher sweet kisses. (foreshadows his death)
  5. 5. • Mantua on Wednesday morning.• Romeo has not received a letter from Friar Lawrence.• Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, brings the news of Juliet’s death to Romeo.• Romeo wants to leave immediately for Verona. – Balthasar doesn’t know Romeo: I dreamt my lady came and found me dead-- about the letter Strange dream, that gives a dead man leave to think!-- And breathed such life with kisses in my lips, That I revived, and was an emperor.
  6. 6. • Balthasar tries to convince Romeo to wait for more news. • Romeo is IMPULSIVE – plans to go to Verona, – kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead and – lie forever in the Capulet’s tomb with Juliet. • Romeo believes fate has been trying to keep him apart from Juliet. • Therefore, he wants to “defy the stars” or goRomeo: Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee to-night. against fate by being with her, even if they can only be together in death.
  7. 7. • Romeo wants fast acting poison before leaving Mantua. – The poison is illegal in Mantua. – Anyone who sells it can be executed. – Romeo hopes the poor and desperate apothecary he saw earlier will sell him this illegal poison. – Romeo tries to buy the poison but – the apothecary doesn’t want to break the law
  8. 8. • In a conversation with the apothecary: – Romeo points out that the apothecary is already starving to death, so what is there to be afraid of. – Apothecary needs the money so he sells the poison to Romeo. – Romeo pays the apothecary 40 gold coins.Apothecary: My poverty, but • This is a lot ofnot my will, consents. money.
  9. 9.  Romeo says that the “gold” is a poison that kills men’s souls.  Money is worse than the poison.  Romeo assures the apothecary that he will not be in troubleRomeo – equates the poison to a cordial, a healing Apothecary medicine which restores life. – He sees his death as something joyous not evil.
  10. 10. Act 5, Scene 2Friar Laurence: Unhappy fortune! • Verona • Friar John did not deliver the letter to Romeo –he was quarantined in a house due to the plague.
  11. 11. • Friar Lawrence realizes that – Juliet will wake in 3 hours, so – he must go and free Juliet from the Capulet tomb. – He sends Friar John to retrieve a crowbar to open the tomb.• Friar Lawrence plans to send another letter to Romeo telling him: – that Juliet is alive, – hiding in Friar’s room, and Friar Laurence: Poor living – Romeo must come and corse, closed in a dead mans get her. tomb!
  12. 12. Act 5, Scene 3 • Verona graveyard • Paris and a servant go to the graveyard. – Paris wants to put flowers at Juliet’s tomb. – Wants to be alone with Juliet. – The servant signalsParis: Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I that someone isstrew,-- coming.O woe! thy canopy is dust and stones;--. . .Nightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep. – Paris hides and waits to see who comes.
  13. 13. • Romeo and Balthasar Romeo to Balthasar: By heaven, I will tear arrive next at the Capulet thee joint by joint tomb. And strew this hungry churchyard with thy limbs: The time and my intents are savage-wild. . . – Balthasar is threatened by Romeo to forget everything he sees and – to not interrupt him. – Romeo gives him a suicide letter to give to his father the next day.• Romeo tells Balthasar that – he is going to open the tomb to retrieve a very important ring. – Romeo warns Balthasar to leave or he will kill him.
  14. 14. • Balthasar – he hides and watches. • Paris sees Romeo enter the graveyard and open the Capulet tomb. – Paris thinks thatParis to Romeo: This is that banishd haughty Romeo is there toMontague,That murderd my loves cousin, with which grief, desecrate the tomb.It is supposed, the fair creature died;And here is come to do some villanous shame – Paris tries to stopTo the dead bodies: I will apprehend him. Romeo.
  15. 15. • Romeo tells Paris – he wants to be alone with Juliet and that he is a “madman”. – he wants to kill himself. – Paris should leave the graveyard and live.• Paris refuses and fights Romeo.• Paris’s servant – sees them fighting and Romeo to Paris: Put not another sin upon my – goes to find the head, By urging me to fury: O, be gone! guards. By heaven, I love thee better than myself; For I come hither armd against myself: Stay not, be gone; live, and hereafter say, A madmans mercy bade thee run away.
  16. 16. • Romeo kills Paris. – Paris wants to be laid next to Juliet in the tomb. • Romeo – notices Juliet still has color in her lips and cheeks – drinks the poison and dies.Romeo: O true apothecary! (He drinks.) • Friar Lawrence arrivesThy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss Idie. too late.
  17. 17. • Friar Lawrence enters the tomb. Juliet to Friar Laurence: – He finds Romeo and Paris O comfortable friar! where is my lord? dead. I do remember well where I should be, And there I am. Where is my Romeo?• Juliet wakes up.• Friar Lawrence tries to convince Juliet to leave the tomb because the guards are coming.• Juliet can hide in a convent.• She refuses to leave the tomb and Romeo.• Friar Lawrence leaves and hides (coward?)
  18. 18. • Juliet stays with Romeo – She finds the vial of poison. – She tries to drink from the empty vial. – She kisses Romeo hoping that some poison remains on his lips. – Neither action kills her.Juliet: Yea, noise? then Ill be brief. O happydagger! • Juliet hears the guards.Snatching ROMEOs daggerThis is thy sheath; – She grabs Romeo’sStabs herself dagger andthere rust, and let me die.Falls on ROMEOs body, and dies – stabs herself. – She dies.
  19. 19. At last the “star-crossed lovers”are united for eternity in death.
  20. 20. • The Guards arrive and find three dead bodies.• They find the Prince and the families.• The other guards find Balthasar and Friar Lawrence.
  21. 21. • Juliet’s parents and the Prince arrive.• Lady Montague has died of grief because Romeo was banished from Verona.• Friar Lawrence – knows what happened. – He also says he is both guilty and innocent for the deaths. – Friar Laurence tells the entire story of Romeo and Juliet’s love and deaths (lesson)
  22. 22. • Balthasar (Romeo’s servant) – fills in the holes in Friar Laurence’s story. – He gives Romeo’s letter to the Prince.• The letter confirms everything that Friar Laurence said.
  23. 23. • Prince Escalus – tells both families that they are responsible for the deaths. – Their hate caused this. • The Prince also blames himself becauseParis: See, what a scourge is laid upon yourhate, – He should haveThat heaven finds means to kill your joys with enforced the lawlove.And I for winking at your discords too andHave lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punishd. – stopped the feud.
  24. 24. • Lord Capulet and Lord Montague – see what damage they have caused.• They families end their long-standing feud.• Lord Montague will build a pure gold statue of Juliet so that all may know of her love and Prince: A glooming peace this morning with it loyalty. brings; The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:• Lord Capulet pledges Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; to build a statue of Some shall be pardond, and some punished: For never was a story of more woe Romeo. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
  25. 25. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

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