Act 5 Scene 3

Time: Thursday Night
Location: The tomb of the Capulets
Characters: Paris, Page, Romeo, Balthasar, Friar Lawrence, Juliet, Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Montague.
Events: Paris goes to the Capulets tomb to lay flowers on Juliet’s grave, he hears a whistle from the servants that someone is entering the graveyard. Romeo enters with a crowbar telling Balthasar it is to take back the valuable ring he gifted to Juliet, then he orders Balthasar to leave, and, in the morning, to deliver to Montague the letter Romeo had given him. Paris approaches Romeo noticing him as the man that killed Tybalt. He thinks Romeo is here to disrespect the corpse of the Capulets. Romeo pleads Paris to leave but Paris refuses. they draw their swords and fight until Romeo kills Paris. As Paris dies he asks to be buried next to Juliet’s grave. He enters the tomb to await Juliet laying there so peacefully he wonders how beautiful he looks even when she’s dead.He talks to her about having an eternity together he gets on his knees and kisses her then drink the potion and dies. Just then Frair Lawrence enters the churchyard seconds late, to tell the truth to Romeo about Juliet’s fake death. As he enters Juliet awakes. Juliet asks him where her husband is and Frair Lawrence informs her about the death of Paris and Romeo Frair leaves the room Juliet looks down to see Romeo dead body lying beneath her. She kisses Romeo and takes his dagger and kills herself lying dead beside Romeo. Chaos arises in the churchyard to discover dead bodies near the Tomb. The Capulets and Montague arrive The Prince shows Montague his son’s body. Upon the Prince’s request, Friar Lawrence succinctly tells the story of Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage and its consequences. Balthasar gives the Prince the letter Romeo had previously written to his father. The Prince says that it confirms the friar’s story. He scolds the Capulets and Montagues, calling the tragedy a consequence of their feud and reminding them that he himself has lost two close kinsmen. The two families agree on putting their feud behind them.
Quote:“O happy dagger, This is thy sheath,”- Juliet

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