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I know that Romeo, Paris, Juliet, Tybalt, and Mercutio died but my teacher says there...

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mommyofsilly7 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 29, 2007 at 5:32 AM via web

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I know that Romeo, Paris, Juliet, Tybalt, and Mercutio died but my teacher says there was a sixth person. Does anybody know who the sixth person is?

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 29, 2007 at 5:42 AM (Answer #1)

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Lord Montague tells us that Lady Montague dies after she finds out that Romeo has been banished. Her character doesn't have a big part in the play, so students sometimes overlook her death in the play.

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blacksheepunite | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted May 29, 2007 at 6:24 AM (Answer #2)

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Romeo's mother, Lady Montague 5 iii 209. Montague tells the prince that she died that very night.

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rowens | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted May 29, 2007 at 7:23 AM (Answer #3)

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Lady Montague dies after her son's exile. It is thought that she died of grief, as Montague states:

Prince.
Come, Montague; for thou art early up,
To see thy son and heir more early down.

Montague.
Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night;
Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath:
What further woe conspires against mine age?

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tankstar | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted March 20, 2008 at 9:26 AM (Answer #5)

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Lady Montague died from grief over Romeo's exile.

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dragonb111 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted March 3, 2009 at 1:43 PM (Answer #7)

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Lady Montague does indeed die, but that's not the real question that I have. If you don't already know, all 6 characters die because they are terrible with time (a motif). Shakespeare punishes those who mess up time; therefore, Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Tybalt, and Mercutio must all die since their timings have all been off. I just don't quite understand why Lady Montague has to die since she has had almost no part in the play and I don't really see anything wrong with her timing. I mean really now...Capulet and the Friar have worse timing than her.

The one thing I do understand is that Shakespeare wanted balance. By killing Lady Montague, balance and justice was brought. 2 escalus's (however you spell it), 2 Montagues die, and 2 Capulets die because of this. Out of all of the Montagues, I supposed Lady Montague, in a way, fits the description.

Just some food for thought...but yes. Lady Montague is the one that dies...Not that you would need to know anymore since it's been 2 years anyways...

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mscally | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 11, 2009 at 12:07 AM (Answer #8)

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Lady Montague.

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twitch | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM (Answer #9)

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Lady Montgue is the sixth person. She dies of grief.
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angel012 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 17, 2009 at 4:28 AM (Answer #10)

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lady montique

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angel012 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 17, 2009 at 4:31 AM (Answer #11)

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lady montique died after  she here that romeo was banished

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fairy09 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 26, 2009 at 7:48 PM (Answer #12)

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In Romeo and Juliet the sixth person to die is Lady Montague as she kills herself as she can't live without Romeo after he was banished to Verona.

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milzmaze | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 10, 2009 at 1:46 AM (Answer #13)

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my english teacher said that lady capulet dies when she hears of he daughters death ...ooops. teheeeee!

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jazira | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM (Answer #14)

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Lady Montague dies of Grief
Mercutio is killed by Tybalt
Tybalt is killed by Romeo
Paris is Killed by Romeo
Romeo Kills himself
Juliet Kills herself

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jess1999 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted June 16, 2014 at 2:39 AM (Answer #15)

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Paris, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, and Lady Montague died. While all the characters that died had scenes to show their death, Lady Montague "death scene" was spoken by Lord Montague. Apparently Lady Montague got too depressed that Romeo was banished that she died. Lady Montague's death though isn't really important to some directors because there are plays/movies that will edit out this scene only having the other five die.

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 2, 2014 at 1:10 AM (Answer #16)

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Lady Montague dies too when she hears about the news of Romeo being banished but she doesn't have a big part in the story so it barely mentions the fact she dies

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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 1:21 PM (Answer #17)

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Lady Montague dies out of her depression over the exile of Romeo.

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