Romeo and Juliet Act V, Scenes 1 and 2: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act V, Scenes 1 and 2: Summary and Analysis

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Balthasar: a servant to Romeo

Apothecary: a druggist in Mantua who is extremely poor

Friar John: a Franciscan friar who is a friend to Friar Laurence

Summary
Romeo is waiting for Balthasar to arrive with news from Verona. He is in Mantua and it is Thursday. He has had a dream that Juliet finds him dead, and she brings him back to life as an emperor with her kisses. Balthasar arrives telling Romeo that he saw Juliet buried in the Capulet tomb. Romeo says, “Then I defy you, stars!” and makes a hasty plan. He orders Balthasar to hire some fast horses and bring him ink and paper. Romeo inquires if there is a letter from the friar, and when the servant...

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