Act 4, Scene 5

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The Nurse discovers Juliet’s corpse-like body and shares the news with her parents.

Summary

The Nurse finds Juliet, apparently dead. Hearing the commotion the Nurse makes, Capulet and Lady Capulet enter, horrified to find their daughter in such a state. Then Friar Lawrence and Paris arrive to fetch the bride for the wedding, and everyone grieves her loss. The wedding arrangements give way to funeral arrangements, as Friar Lawrence takes charge of the situation.

 

Character Interview: Friar Lawrence and Capulet

MyShakespeare | Romeo & Juliet 4.5 Interview with Capulet and Friar Lawrence