Romeo and Juliet Act V, Scene 3: Questions and Answers

William Shakespeare

Act V, Scene 3: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb?

2. What is Paris’ last request?

3. Why does Paris think Romeo has come to the Capulet tomb?

4. Who kills Paris?

5. If Romeo had not been so hasty in drinking the poison, what would he have noticed about Juliet?

6. Name the people who have died in this scene.

7. Where does Friar Laurence want to take Juliet?

8. How does Juliet kill herself?

9. Who is suspected the most as a murderer and why?

10. What four accounts does the Prince hear?

Answers
1. Paris has come to Juliet’s tomb to bring flowers and weep.

2. As he dies, Paris’ last request is to lie beside Juliet.

3.Paris believes that Romeo has come to the tomb to do damage to the bodies of Tybalt and Juliet.

4. Romeo kills Paris.

5. If Romeo had not been so hasty in drinking the poison, he would have understood why Juliet’s lips and cheeks were crimson. She was beginning to wake up from the potion.

6. Paris, Lady Montague, Romeo, and Juliet have all died in this scene.

7. When Juliet wakes up, Friar Laurence is there and wants to take her to a “sisterhood of holy nuns.”

8. Juliet kills herself with Romeo’s dagger.

9. Friar Laurence is suspected the most because he is carrying tools for digging and opening tombs.

10. When the Prince wants to know what has happened, Friar Laurence, Balthasar, the Page, and the contents of the letter in Balthasar’s possession all give the same account of the events.