Tonight, you have been assigned to read Act V, scene i.
Before you do that, though, please re-read Act IV, scene v, and then paraphrase and analyze the reactions of Lady Capulet, Nurse, Paris and Capulet to finding Juliet dead, Act IV, scene v, lines 49-70. How are these reactions appropriate to their characterizations and their individual relationships to Juliet?
LADY CAPULETAccursed, unhappy, wretched, hateful day! Most miserable hour that e’er time saw In lasting labour of his pilgrimage! But one, poor one, one poor and loving child, But one thing to rejoice and solace in, And cruel death hath catch’d it from my sight!
NURSEO woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day! Most lamentable day, most woeful day, That ever, ever, I did yet behold! O day! O day! O day! O hateful day! Never was seen so black a day as this: O woeful day, O woeful day!
PARISBeguiled, divorced, wronged, spited, slain! Most detestable death, by thee beguil’d, By cruel cruel thee quite overthrown! O love! O life! not life, but love in death!
CAPULETDespised, distressed, hated, martyr’d, kill’d! Uncomfortable time, why camest thou now To murder, murder our solemnity? O child! O child! my soul, and not my child! Dead art thou! Alack! my child is dead; And with my child my joys are buried.