Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 1 Summary

Romeo is on a street in Mantua. Romeo is walking around thinking about Juliet, wondering what she is doing. One of Romeo's men, Balthasar, finds Romeo. Romeo asks him if he has word on Juliet and Balthasar tells him that she has died and that she has been buried in the Capulet vault. Romeo is heartbroken and asks Balthasar to leave him. Romeo decides that he does not want to live and is going to go kill himself. Romeo goes to the apothecary to get poison and then he goes off to Juliet's grave.

Act 5, Scene 1 Analysis

This last act in the play in the ends the tragedy. Romeo is in Mantua, awaiting word on how his beloved is. When he is told of her death, he is inconsolable and decides that if she is dead, then he no longer wants to live. Romeo wants...

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