Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Paris and his page are outside of the vault putting flowers down. Romeo and Balthasar come into the scene. When they see Romeo coming, Paris hides. Romeo has a crowbar and he gives Balthasar a letter that he is to give to Montague the next day. Romeo then sends Balthasar away. Balthasar is worried that Romeo may do something drastic and hides to watch. Romeo opens the tomb. Paris confronts him and Romeo fights him. The page goes for help and Paris is killed by Romeo. Romeo then picks up Paris's corpse and places it in the crypt. Romeo then drinks the poison and falls.

Friar Laurence comes onto the scene and encounters Balthasar. Balthasar tells him about how Romeo had been acting. Friar asks him to come with him to see but Balthasar says that he cannot. Friar goes by himself and finds Paris...

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