Literary Essay FATE AND FREE WILL ON ROMEO AND JULIET How does Shakespeare present the hand of fate in his play Romeo and Juliet? “Everyone has their fate and the more people try to avoid it, the more trouble they get into.” Most people defined fate as destiny. But what really is fate? Fate is […]

Act V, Scene III (Final Scene) Setting: A churchyard, with the tomb of the Capulets. Characters in Scene: Paris, Juliet, Balthasar, Romeo, Friar Lawrence, Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Montague, Page, Captain of the Watch, Watchmen After hearing about Juliet’s death, Romeo hurries to Verona. He arrives in the Capulet’s vault together with his kinsman Balthasar. He encounters […]

Act V, Scene 2 Setting: Friar Lawrence’s cell Characters in Scene: Friar Lawrence, and Friar John Friar Lawrence discovers that his letter has not been sent to Romeo. He hurries to the Capulet’s vault to wait for Juliet to wake up for him to take to his cell and write another letter to be sent to Romeo […]

Act V, Scene 1 Setting: Wednesday morning at Mantua Characters in Scene: Romeo, Balthasar, Apothecary Romeo dreamt that Juliet came to Mantua and sees him dead. Later then Balthasar came from Verona to deliver the news that Juliet is dead. Not getting Friar Lawrence’s letter, Romeo believed that his lady has passed away. He then decides to […]

Act IV, Scene 5 Setting: Early Wednesday morning at Juliet’s bedroom/Capulet’s house Characters in Scene: Capulet, Nurse, Lady Capulet, Paris, Friar Lawrence, Juliet, Peter, Musicians The Nurse went to wake Juliet up, but she finds her dead and can’t wake her up. Then the Nurse tells Lady Capulet and Old Capulet about the news. When Friar Lawrence […]

Act IV, Scene 4 Setting: Early Wednesday morning at the Capulet’s house Characters in Scene: Lady Capulet, Capulet, Nurse, two Servingman The Capulet house is busy preparing for the wedding when Old Capulet sends the Nurse to wake Juliet up. Key Quotation: Get you to bed. Faith, you’ll be sick tomorrow. For this night’s watching. -Nurse

Act IV, Scene 3 Setting: Tuesday night at Juliet’s bedroom Characters in Scene: Juliet, Lady Capulet, Nurse Juliet asks the nurse to let her sleep alone in her room tonight. She told her to help Lady Capulet prepare for the wedding and thus sleep in Lady Capulet’s room. When she was alone, although she is frightened, she […]