17th May 2017

Act 5, Scene 3

Act 5, Scene 3

Romeo and Balthasar arrive at the cemetery and head toward the Capulets tomb where Paris and Page are visiting replacing the flowers. Paris and Page spot a torch coming towards them (Romeo and Balthasar) and hide in the darkness to see who the intruders are. Romeo instructs Balthasar to return back to the cemetery doors and begins to open the tomb with the crowbar. Paris and Page jump out to find him breaking into the vault and realise it is Romeo, the banished boy that killed Tybalt “This is that banish’d haughty Montague, That murder’d my love’s cousin, with which grief “. Paris sends Page to fetch the watch man and  they start to fight but soon after Romeo kills Paris and proceeds breaking into the vault. Once in Romeo lays paris with the other dead Capulets and joins Juliet on her death bed as he drinks the poison. Friar Lawrence and Balthasar appear but they are too late to save Romeo, Juliet rises from her deep sleep to find Romeo dead beside her she picks up his dagger and stabs herself. The chief watchman and Page appear and see the bloody vault and sends Page to bring the Prince, the Capulets and the Montagues to the scene. The Capulets and the Prince arrive confused about the situation when Montague appears with a frantic looks on his face claiming that his wife has just died from grieving and sees his son Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence recalls and reveals what had just happened and the plan for the two lovers to run away after giving the Prince the letter that was originally for Romeo. At this confession Capulet and Montague realise that it was their hatred toward each other that caused the incident and agree to end their rivalry. “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo”.

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