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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Act 2, Scene 18 Summary

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Part 1, Act 2, Scene 18 Summary

Scene 18. The Crummles Company performs the final scene of their version of Romeo and Juliet. "Paris" arrives at the Capulet tomb and hides as "Romeo" opens the tomb to look for "Juliet." Paris challenges Romeo, they fight, and Paris is killed. Romeo sees Juliet and "Tybalt," both dead, drinks the poison he purchased from the Apothecary, and dies. From then on the action diverges significantly from that in Shakespeare.

Juliet awakes and sees that Romeo is dead. In despair she grabs Paris' dagger and is about to kill herself when Romeo awakes, the poison from the Apothecary having merely put him to sleep. As Romeo and Juliet profess their love, Juliet's family arrives and are overjoyed to see that Juliet is actually alive. They're even more overjoyed when they see that Paris isn't actually dead...

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