Does anyone know who died in Romeo and Juliet besides Romeo, Paris, Juliet, Tybalt, and Mercutio?

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Rebecca Owens eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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

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

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?

bmadnick eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

blacksheepunite eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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

rose1047695 | Student

MONTAGUE: Alas, my liege (46), my wife is dead tonight!

         Grief of my son's exile hath stopped her breath.

         What further woe conspires against mine age?

46. liege lord

Basically Lady Montague died by over grieving the death of Romeo, her son.

In my book: Act V, Scene iii, Line(s) 210-212

jazira | Student

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

parama9000 | Student

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

crystaltu001 | Student

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

jess1999 | Student

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.

angel012 | Student

lady montique

dragonb111 | Student

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...

milzmaze | Student

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

fairy09 | Student

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.

angel012 | Student

lady montique died after  she here that romeo was banished

twitch | Student
Lady Montgue is the sixth person. She dies of grief.
mscally | Student

Lady Montague.

tankstar | Student

Lady Montague died from grief over Romeo's exile.