R & J Act V, scene i
Who brings Romeo the news of Juliet’s death?
How does Romeo describe the Apothecary’s shop; Why is it important that the
Apothecary is poor?
What kind of poison does Romeo ask for?
Why does the Apothecary not want to sell Romeo poison?
Why DOES he finally sell him poison?
Romeo calls money poison to men’s souls…how can that be?
R & J Act V scene ii
Friar John is unable to deliver his message to Romeo. Why does he say he was unable to
Why does Friar Lawrence ask for a crow bar?
R & J--Act V, Scene iii
What does Paris tell his page to do?
Why did Paris come to Juliet’s grave?
The page whistles and Paris hides in the shadows...who arrives on the scene next? What
are they carrying and why?
What reasons does Romeo give Balthazar for breaking into Juliet’s tomb? What does he
threaten to do to Balthazar if he comes into the tomb?
When Paris sees Romeo, he challeges him. What is Romeo’s response to the challenge?
They fight, of course, and who dies? What is his dying wish?
Where does Paris’s servant go?
After laying Paris out in the tomb, Romeo sees Juliet; what does he notice about her?
What does that tell us about Juliet that it doesn’t tell Romeo? Which of our literary
techniques is this?
Is Romeo’s speech over Juliet’s apparently dead body a soliloquoy or a monologue?
Defend both positions.
At the end of his speech over her body, what action does Romeo take?
What “dream” did Balthazar have?
What does Friar Laurence find upon entering the tomb?
After Juliet wakes up and hears that Romeo is dead, why does Friar Laurence want to
leave the tomb so fast?
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo’s dead lips? What does she do when she can’t get enough
poison and some people are closing in on them?
After finding the bodies, what strange detail does the Chief watchman comment on
By the end of line 250, who is in the tomb? Why isn’t Lady Montague there?
What purpose do lines 251-314 serve?
When Capulet and Montague promise to raise statues in the honor of each other’s
children, what does it show they have realized?