Romeo and Juliet: Act 5 Quotes

“Come, come away. Thy husband in thy bosom lies dead, And Paris, too. Come, I’ll dispose of thee Among a sisterhood of holy nuns” (5. 3. 167-170). a. Said by Friar Laurence b. Friar Laurence says Paris, and Romeo are dead and he will find a convert of nuns for Juliet to join.
“Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardoned, and some punished; For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and Romeo” (5. 3. 332-335). a. Said by Prince Escalus b. Prince tells everyone to spread the word of Romeo and Juliet’s death. Both families have lost both an enemy and a child, and both are in despair. Also, everyone not only the Capulet and Montague families have lost someone they love through the family feud.
“Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty. Thou art not conquered. Beauty’s ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And death’s pale flag is not advanced there” (5. 3. 95-99). a. Said by Romeob. Romeo notices death has not settled in Juliet (it has not affected her beauty). Furthermore, Juliet’s lips are still red and her cheeks rosy.
“O, I am slain! If thou be merciful. Open the tomb, lay me with Juliet” (5. 3. 75-76). a. Said by Parisb. Paris is killed by Romeo and asked to be placed in the tomb with Juliet.
“Here’s to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5. 3. 122-123). a. Said by Romeo b. Romeo is saying the poison will be quick and painless, by the time it touches his lips he will be dead.
“Such mortal drugs I have; but Mantua’s law Is death to any he that utter them” (5. 1. 70-73). a. Said by the apothecaryb. The apothecary is telling Romeo he has the drugs Romeo requests, but selling them would be a crime, punishable by death.
“See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love. And I, for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished” (5. 3. 316-319). a. Said by Princeb. Prince is blaming the family feud for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Prince says Heaven has killed their children with love, and he personally lost 2 relatives (Mercutio and Paris). Ultimately, they have all been punished from this family feud.
“Why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe That unsubstantial Death is amorous, And that the lean abhorred monster keeps Thee here in dark to be his paramour?” (5. 3. 105-108). a. Said by Romeob. Romeo cannot get over how beautiful Juliet still looks. Romeo then, asks whether Death is loving and whether it has taken Juliet as its lover.
“Now must I to the monument alone. Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake. She will beshrew me much that Romeo Hath had no notice of these accidents” (5. 2. 25-28). a. Said by Friar Laurence b. Frair Laurence says he must hurry to Juliet’s side since she will awaken in 3 hours, and Juliet will be furious with him because Romeo was not given the message of their plan.
“Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die” (5. 3. 181-182). a. Said by Julietb. The guards are coming to the tomb, and Juliet decides she will quickly kill herself with Romeo’s knife before they see her.
“My poverty but not will consents” (5. 1. 80). a. Said by the apothecary b. The apothecary says he giving the poison to Romeo for the money, not because he thinks it is right.