The death of Paris, Romeo, Juliet and the final scene
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Juliet goes to Friar for advice. He offers her a potion, which will put her to sleep on her wedding day. She will appear dead and will be placed in the family tomb instead of being married to Paris. Romeo will be informed of the plan and he will come to take her out of the tomb.
The message never gets to Romeo. (The messenger is quarantined due to the Black Plague.) Romeo's servant tells him Juliet is dead. Romeo buys poison for himself and rushes off to the tomb. While opening the tomb he encounters Paris.
Act 5 Scene 3
|detestable = îúåòá
maw = mouth
womb = øçí
gorged = filled with
morsel = piece (of food)
enforce = force
rotten = ø÷åá
jaws = îìúòåú
haughty = too proud
fair creature = beautiful woman
do…shame to = defile
apprehend = arrest/stop
A fight follows and Romeo and Romeo kills Paris. He enters the tomb and sees Juliet.
… O my love, my wife,
that has sucked the honey of thy breath,
here will I remain
thy = your
hath = has
conquered = taken by death
ensign = flag/ emblem
crimson = bright red
chamber-maids = nurses
everlasting = eternal
shake the yoke = get rid of the burden/chains
inauspicious = unlucky fate
world –wearied flesh = a body, tired of life
embrace = hug
seal…bargain = finalize the deal
engrossing = îùéëú îìåà
unsavory guide = the poison
desperate pilot = the poison
at once = immediately
Run on = crash/smash/dash
Weary bark = tired ship
Apothecary = øå÷ç
Romeo dies. Friar Lawrence arrives at the tomb and finds the body of Paris outside, Romeo dead inside and Juliet just waking up from the "death-sleep". He tells her that there has been a terrible mistake and that they must go quickly before they are discovered. Juliet refuses.
(Noise again) FRIAR I dare no longer stay.
Go, get thee hence, for I will not away.
Exit FRIAR LAURENCE
here? a cup, closed in my true love's hand?
(Kisses him )Thy lips are warm.
[Within] Lead, boy: which way?
Yea, noise? then I'll be brief. O happy dagger! (Snatching ROMEO's dagger)
This is thy sheath; (Stabs herself) there rust, and let me die. (Falls on ROMEO's body, and dies)
Get the hence = go
Away = leave
Churl = brute/ inconsiderate fellow
Haply = perhaps
Yet doth hang on them = may till be on them
Restorative = medicine - the kiss with poison will restore her to death and bring her to Romeo
Snatching = grabbing
Dagger = knife
Sheath = ðãï
Stabs = pushes the knife in
Rust = become rusty
Juliet stabs herself . Soon the terrible tragedy is discovered. Capulet and Montegue and the Prince are called. The truth becomes clear. The prince delivers the final speech of the tragedy.
be these enemies? Capulet! Montague!
brother Montague, give me thy hand:
can give thee more:
rich shall Romeo's by his lady's lie;
peace this morning with it brings;
scourge …thy hate = punishment is caused by your hate
means = ways
I for = because I
winking at = ignoring/ turning a blind eye
your discords = fighting/feud
brace of kinsmen = several relatives
jointure = dowry = ðãåðéä
= money paid by the to the bride by the grooms father.
raise = build/ construct
while = as long as
figure = statue
such rate = great value
poor… emnity = insufficient (not enough of a) price to pay for our feuding
glooming = gray/dark
sorrow = sadness
pardon’d = forgiven
woe = sorrow / sadness/tragedy
exeunt = all leave
If Romeo and Juliet has a message, look at this last scene and try to define that message.
"Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished" - Who should be pardoned and who should be punished?
"For never was there a story of such woe". What makes this story a tragedy?
Enjoy preparing your final project!