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Act 4, Scene 5 Notes from Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Act 4, Scene 5

It is Wednesday morning. The Nurse enters Juliet's chamber to wake her up and she discovers, after many attempts to wake her, that Juliet is dead (supposedly). She calls Capulet and his wife to come and see. They enter and they all weep. The County Paris (with his musicians) and Friar Laurence soon enter to learn about the dreadful news. Everyone weeps and mourns for Juliet. The Nurse mourns:

"O woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day!
Most lamentable day, most woeful day
That ever ever I did yet behold!
O day, O day, O day! O hateful day!
Never was seen so black a day as this.
O woeful day! O woeful day!"
Act 4, Scene 5, lines 49-54

Topic Tracking: Misery 8

The friar tries to calm everyone by saying that death is a part of nature and that now Juliet is in heaven. Capulet says that now his wedding plans have turned into funeral plans. The friar tells everyone to leave to go and prepare for the funeral. At the end of the scene, Peter and the musicians get into an argument over what music to play. All exit.

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