Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 5 Summary

Nurse enters Juliet's room to discover what appears to be a dead Juliet on her bed and she calls for the lord and the lady of the house. Juliet's mother comes first, sees her lying there, and calls for help. Capulet enters and sees his daughter dead.

Friar Laurence and Paris enter. The two have come to get Juliet for her wedding; they too find her lying there. Everyone is sent into despair. Instead of a wedding, they now have a funeral.

Act 4, Scene 5 Analysis

This is the scene where everyone finds the "dead" Juliet. Imagine what her parents are thinking. The parents know that she has committed suicide and they no doubt blame themselves. The two believed that maybe they should not have pushed the wedding on her. Juliet's parents loved their daughter very much and of course, they are inconsolable. The day that...

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