Act 4 Scene 5 summary

Act 4 Scene 5
Time: Wednesday Morning.
Location: Juliet’s Bedroom.
Characters: Nurse, Lady Capulet, Capulet, Friar Lawrence, Paris, Peter, Musican 1, 2 and 3.
Events: Nurse goes to wake Juliet up and walks in to find her dead but really she had just taken that potion, Shakespeare used dramatic irony in this scene. She calls out for help. Lady Capulet comes into the room asking what the noise is, the nurse tells her that Juliet is not waking up and that she must be dead. Lady Capulet calls out for capulet. Lady Capulet pretends to care as Friar Lawrence enters asking if the bride is ready. Capulet explains to him  shes dead and Friar Lawrence convinces the family that she has gone to heaven and that she’s in a higher place than shes ever been, he also mentions that it is best to die married young but no one in Juliet family know shes married except the nurse so they won’t know what he’s talking about. Friar Lawrence- ” She’s not well married that lives married long, but she’s best married that dies married young”.  Peter and the musicians argue to add humour.

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