Romeo and Juliet Act V, Scene 3: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act V, Scene 3: Summary and Analysis

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Page: a servant to Paris

Summary
Scene 3 takes place in the churchyard where the Capulet monument is located. Paris and the Page are outside the tomb of Juliet. Paris instructs the page to put out the torch and stand guard while he enters the tomb. The Page is to whistle if anyone approaches. As Paris begins to enter the tomb the Page whistles, indicating that someone is near. Paris watches as Romeo and Balthasar approach. Romeo instructs Balthasar to give a letter to his father the next morning and not to intervene with his purpose. Romeo tells Balthasar that the reason he is at the tomb is to look upon Juliet’s face and to remove a ring from her finger. Balthasar is then...

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