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How did Romeo and Juliet die?

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ronaldoronald... | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 12, 2009 at 12:20 PM via web

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How did Romeo and Juliet die?

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:21 PM (Answer #1)

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After Romeo hears that Juliet has died (she has faked her death by taking a sleeping potion) he gets poison from the apothecary and goes to Juliet's tomb. He encounters Paris at the tomb, and kills him in a fight. In the tomb, he takes Juliet's body in his arms and tells her goodbye. He takes the poison and dies beside her. When she awakens, she discovers his body and in her terrible grief, stabs herself with his dagger. The star crossed lovers have died, their bodies lying in the tomb together. The Friar arrives at the tomb but it is too late, and he recounts the story to the others, ending the feud between the two families. It has taken the death of their beloved children to stop the fighting.

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