Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

Friar John who has been sent to give a letter about the plot to Romeo returns to Friar Laurence. Friar John was not able to deliver it. Friar Laurence hopes that Romeo has not heard of the death of Juliet but cannot worry about it. The friar needs to go to the vault and be there when Juliet wakes up.

Act 5, Scene 2 Analysis

If the message had gotten to Romeo before his friend did, then Romeo and Juliet would have had a very different ending. This is when the friar finds out that his plan is about to go wrong. The message has not gotten to Romeo so Romeo does not know that Juliet is still alive and he is worried what will happen if Romeo thinks that Juliet is dead. The friar wants to go find him, but he knows that he has to...

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