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What happens to the Capulet and Montague families at the end of the play?

In the last lines of the play, the Capulets and Montague agree to end their ancient feud and plan to erect gold statues of their children’s likenesses. For, as we learned in the Prologue, the only thing that would end the fighting between the two families would be the death of Romeo and Juliet.

What ultimately ends the feud between the Capulets and Montagues?

From feuding families. 6. What ultimately ends the feud between the Capulets and Montagues? The deaths of Romeo and Juliet.

What happens at the end of Romeo and Juliet?

At the end of Romeo and Juliet , Romeo returns to Verona because he believes Juliet is dead. Moments later Juliet wakes, and, finding Romeo dead, she plunges his sword into her breast. This ending replays in miniature the structure of the play as a whole.

What is the meaning of Mercutio’s repeated curse A plague o both your houses act3 Scene 1 lines 85 93 99 )? What might this curse foreshadow?

because Mercutio was standing up for Romeo. why does Mercutio mean when he says, “A plague on both your houses!” he is cursing both of the houses and foreshadowing that they will both die.

What is Mercutio’s curse?

Before he dies, Mercutio curses both the Montagues and Capulets, crying several times, “A plague o’ both your houses!” (Act III, Sc. 1, often quoted as “A pox on both your houses”).

Why is Mercutio’s death ironic?

Mercutio’s death in Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is ironic because he has not attached himself to either the Montagues or the Capulets and does not take part in their feuding and fighting. Romeo declares that his love for Juliet has made him effeminate, and that he should have fought Tybalt in Mercutio’s place.

How did Romeo feel when Mercutio dies?

Romeo, angered by Mercutio’s death, goes searching for Tybalt. They find each other and fight. The fight ends when Romeo kills Tybalt. Realising what he has done, he flees.

Why is Romeo not given the death penalty?

Romeo refuses because technically he is now related to Tybalt by marriage (though of course, he can’t tell anyone). Benvolio explains the fight to Prince Escalus who declares that because Romeo has killed in revenge he will be banished from the city of Verona rather than sentenced to death.

How does Romeo feel after killing Tybalt?

Romeo feels terrible about killing Tybalt, because he was Juliet’s cousin and he didn’t want to fight him. The death of Tybalt is a turning point in the play. The fiery tempered Tybalt has been targeting Romeo ever since Juliet’s party, where he felt that Romeo’s presence there was an insult to the Capulets.

How did Romeo die?

Hearing from his servant that Juliet is dead, Romeo buys poison from an Apothecary in Mantua. He returns to Verona and goes to the tomb where he surprises and kills the mourning Paris. Romeo takes his poison and dies, while Juliet awakens from her drugged coma.

Who died first Juliet or Romeo?

The deaths of Romeo and Juliet occur in a sequence of compounding stages: first, Juliet drinks a potion that makes her appear dead. Thinking her dead, Romeo then drinks a poison that actually kills him. Seeing him dead, Juliet stabs herself through the heart with a dagger.

Who died first Romeo?

Juliet

Who Killed Romeo and Juliet?

Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet, but who is responsible for their death? To say they killed themselves would be the obvious response. However, Capulet, Nurse and Friar are three characters who take responsibility in the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet by either helping or interfering with the couple.

Did Juliet really die?

Juliet dies by her own hand after awaking from the sleeping potion Friar Laurence gave her. When Juliet wakes up in her family mausoleum (her family, believing her dead, had placed her body there), she discovers Romeo’s dead body next to her.

Who gave Romeo the poison?

Because of the poverty of the Apothecary, Romeo knows that he will be able to buy the poison he is after because the Apothecary will want the money. It is therefore the Apothecary that supplies Romeo with the poison that he needs to take his own life and be united with his true love Juliet for all eternity.

What poison did Romeo drink?

potassium cyanide

How did Juliet prove her love for Romeo?

Juliet is passionate when she first meets Romeo. She kisses him when they first meet, and later on, in the famous balcony scene, she declares her love for him. “I gave thee mine before thou didst request it.” This shows how loving and passionate she is, as she has given her love and heart to Romeo.

What does Romeo drink that kills him?

poison

What is the last thing Romeo does before he dies?

What is the last thing Romeo does before he dies. He kisses Juliet.

Did Romeo and Juliet both drink poison?

Romeo takes poison On seeing Juliet, he drinks the poison so he can be with her in heaven. Juliet finally awakens to see Romeo there with her – however, she quickly realises he has drunk poison. So, instead, she kills herself with Romeo’s dagger.

Does Romeo want to kill Paris?

No, Romeo does not intend to kill Paris until he picks a fight. He tries to explain that he is only there to harm himself and that Paris should leave before something happens. We know this because after he kills him, Romeo looks at Paris in grief. All he wanted to do was to die with Juliet.

What Paris says to Romeo?

Stop thy unhallowed toil, vile Montague. Condemn├Ęd villain, I do apprehend thee. Obey and go with me, for thou must die. Paris sees Romeo and assumes he’s there to somehow dishonor the Capulets.

What bad decisions did Romeo make?

Another example of bad choices is that Romeo kisses Juliet on the balcony all night in Act II, scene ii. This was a really bad choice because if Romeo hadn’t snuck back onto the Capulet property to make out with Juliet on the balcony, they wouldn’t have gotten married.

Why does Paris feel justified in killing Romeo?

Why does Paris feel justified his determination to kill Romeo? By saying he’s trying to carry out a plan with his dead wife, When Paris refuses Romeo’s plea, Romeo kills him. Then after discovering who he has killed, places him in the Capulet valult next to Juliet.