Act IV, Scenes 4–5: Questions and Answers
- Why does Lady Capulet urge her husband to go to sleep?
- What event is supposed to take place this morning?
- Why does Lord Capulet joke that his wife is jealous?
- What does Lord Capulet tell the Nurse to do after Paris arrives?
- What happens when the Nurse goes upstairs to wake Juliet?
- How do Juliet’s parents react to her death?
- What does Friar Laurence tell Juliet’s grieving family members?
- What will the wedding preparations now be used for?
- Why do Peter and the musicians fight?
- Why do the musicians decide to stick around?
- Lord Capulet has stayed up all night planning the wedding.
- Juliet and Paris’s wedding is supposed to happen.
- Lord Capulet is referring to his wife’s reaction to his joke about how he used to stay up all night with women.
- Lord Capulet tells the Nurse to wake up Juliet.
- The Nurse finds Juliet (apparently) dead.
- Juliet’s parents are devastated by her unexpected death, and they begin to insult death itself.
- Friar Laurence reminds her family that she is in a better place.
- The wedding preparations will now be used for the funeral.
- Peter wants the musicians to play a happy song to cheer him up, but the musicians don’t think it would be appropriate.
- The musicians stick around in hopes of getting some free lunch.