Who killed themselves first Romeo or Juliet?
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.
Capulet sends the Nurse to go wake Juliet. She finds Juliet dead and begins to wail, soon joined by both Lady Capulet and Capulet. Paris arrives with Friar Lawrence and a group of musicians for the wedding.
I will kiss thy lips; Haply some poison yet doth hang on them, To make die with a restorative.
- First. Mercutio- killed by Tybalt.
- Second. Tybalt- killed by Romeo.
- Third. Paris- killed by Romeo.
- Fourth. Romeo- suicide.
- Fifth. Juliet- suicide.
- Sixth. Lady Montague- grief unplayed scene.
Juliet had killed herself because she saw Romeo's dead body. Romeo had killed himself because he had heard that Juliet had died. Also, the letter he was supposed to receive from the friar had come too late. It was all because of the Friar's poor planning that Romeo and Juliet died.
Balthasar, a friend of Romeo's, brings him news that Juliet is dead and lies in the Capulet tomb.
In Act V, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence learns that his letter to Romeo — which was to let Romeo know that Juliet was not really dead — never reached its intended receiver. Laurence rushes to Juliet's tomb so that she will not awaken alone in her tomb.
Originally I posted this content in relation to the finale of the musical HAIR, where it's sung as background harmony. But it became a huge hit for me once Google spotted it, because “Romeo's last words” comes up as a crossword puzzle clue quite frequently. Without further ado, Romeo's last words: Eyes, look your last!
Hearing the approaching watch, Juliet unsheathes Romeo's dagger and, saying, “O happy dagger, / This is thy sheath,” stabs herself (5.3. 171). She dies upon Romeo's body.
- Romeos last words. Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace! ...
- Juliets last words. O happy dagger! ...
- Parislast words. O, I am slain! ...
- Tybalt last words. Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here, ...
- Mercutio last words. Help me into some house, Benvolio, or I shall faint.
Who is to blame for Juliet's death?
In the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, the three characters to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are Romeo's and Juliet's parents, Juliet's Maid, and Mercutio.
Each of the six deaths in Romeo and Juliet went beyond just the fact that the character dies. Each death had a deeper meaning and purpose, each had an effect on the remaining, living characters in the play, and each affected the course of events and eventual conclusion of the play.
Before Romeo meets Juliet, he loves Rosaline, Capulet's niece and Juliet's cousin.
Romeo tries to stop the fighting. Tybalt, trying to injure Romeo, accidentally stabs Mercutio. Mercutio dies a slow, painful death. He curses the Montague and Capulet houses, blaming them for his death.
Six deaths in the well known play of Romeo and Juliet. The characters: Tybalt, Mercutio, Lady Montague, Paris, and Romeo and Juliet. This story of forbidden love did not end well for these six characters.
Mercutio - Stabbed from under Romeo's arm by Tybalt. Often viewed as accidental, since Tybalt may have been trying to kill Romeo. Tybalt - Stabbed by Romeo as revenge for Mercutio's death. Lady Montague - Died from heartbreak upon hearing about her son's banishment.
The Nurse discovers the body of Juliet and exclaims 'She's dead, deceased, she's dead; alack the day! ' Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and finally Paris then also see the body one after the other throughout the scene.