Act 5 Scene 1
Time: Wednesday Morning.
Location: A street in Mantua.
Characters: Romeo, Balthasar and Apothecary.
Events: Romeo has a wonderful dream that Juliet found him dead and gave him a kiss and gave him new life. Ashes thinking about this dream Balthasar walks towards him. Romeo instantly asks him questions such as how is my wife, is my father well?. Balthasar gives him the news that poor Juliet is dead. Romeo doesn’t take the news well and asks Balthasar to get horses so he can start heading to Verona tonight to lie with Juliet. He asks Balthasar if he has a letter from Friar Lawrence but he doesn’t as Friar Lawrence had sent Romeo the plan but the letter had not gotten to him. Romeo talks about some type of herb he can take when he sees Juliet dead he will take his own life by drinking the herb. Romeo- ” A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear as will disperse itself through all the veins, that the life-weary taker may fall dead”.
Romeo- ” There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls, doing more murder in this loathsome world, than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell”.