R&J Q&A Act 5

Act 5, Scene 1

  1. What is the setting for this scene?
  2. Give Romeo’s reason for going to an apothecary, and tell what he buys.

Act 5, Scene 2

  1. How do these two incidents – Balthasar’s information and John’s quarantine – affect Romeo?
  2. The Friar’s closing speech in this scene is informative. Report three important points.

Act 5, Scene 3

  1. Who is hidden in the graveyard when Romeo arrives? Why?
  2. How does Balthasar disobey Romeo?
  3. Why does Romeo kill Paris?
  4. Quote the lines that indicate Juliet will awaken soon after Romeo’s arrival.
  5. This clue does not sway Romeo from his original purpose. What does he do?
  6. After Juliet discovers Romeo, she refuses a plan of the Friar. What is it? What does she do instead?
  7. What other death is reported by Montague?
  8. What purpose does the letter from Romeo serve?
  9. Quote at least two statements that show the feud is over.