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Details on deaths for a Romeo and Juliet obituary?I have to do an obituary for the...

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jayemefff | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 6, 2010 at 2:24 PM via web

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Details on deaths for a Romeo and Juliet obituary?

I have to do an obituary for the characters that died in R+J.  Can any of these questions be answered for the characters?:  Full name, age at death, residence at death, day & date of death, place & cause of death, date & place of birth, parents, marriages, survived & predeceased by, quotation.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM (Answer #1)

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I do not think we have all of that information for any of the characters.  We have full names for Romeo (Montague) and Juliet (Capulet).

We know that Juliet was 14 when she died because in Act I her dad tells Paris that she is too young to marry and he gives her age.  Both Romeo and Juliet lived in Verona, Italy at the time of their deaths.  They were married to each other and neither had been married before.

We do not know the first names of either of their parents.

For Romeo and Juliet, the cause of death was suicide.  He died by poison, she by stabbing herself with his dagger.

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