Act V, Scenes 1 and 2: Summary and Analysis
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
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...
(The entire section is 867 words.)