Here’s to my love! ( drinks the poison ) O true apothecary, 130Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. O Romeo , Romeo , wherefore art thou Romeo ? By any other word would smell as sweet. Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Hoping she might die by the same poison, Juliet kisses his lips, but to no avail. Hearing the approaching watch, Juliet unsheathes Romeo’s dagger and, saying , “O happy dagger, / This is thy sheath,” stabs herself (5.3. She dies upon Romeo’s body.
In the final act of Romeo and Juliet, our tragic heroine takes a potion to fake her own death and place her into a catatonic state. Many believe the potion is most likely to be deadly nightshade ( Atropa Belladonna ) a plant native to Europe. ‘The dose would be very low. A berry can kill a small child.
The Apothecary says that he has just such a thing, but that selling poison in Mantua carries the death sentence. Romeo replies that the Apothecary is too poor to refuse the sale. The Apothecary finally relents and sells Romeo the poison .
“O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die .” With these words, Romeo dies in this story of doomed love.
Juliet , of course, will use this same image to describe her love for Romeo in her famous declaration “My bounty is as boundless as the sea.” In Juliet’s quote, however, love is imagined as only increasing positively the more one shares it (i.e. “the more I give to thee,/The more I have, for both are infinite”).
I will kiss thy lips; Haply some poison yet doth hang on them, To make die with a restorative.
In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is 13 , but how old is Romeo? Shakespeare never gives Romeo a specific age. Although his age could be anywhere between thirteen and twenty-one, he is typically portrayed as being around the age of sixteen.
Juliet finally awakens to see Romeo there with her – however, she quickly realises he has drunk poison. She kisses his lips to try and taste the poison herself , but it doesn’t work. So, instead, she kills herself with Romeo’s dagger.
Romeo kills himself because he would rather be with Juliet in death than go on living without her. Having proven himself to be wildly passionate and quick to take action, Romeo prioritizes his love for Juliet . He acts on his deep sorrow over the loss instead of trying to imagine how to live his life after the tragedy.
As Romeo has been exiled from the city on penalty of death, Paris thinks that Romeo must hate the Capulets so much that he has returned to the tomb to do some dishonor to the corpse of either Tybalt or Juliet. Romeo kills Paris . As he dies, Paris asks to be laid near Juliet in the tomb, and Romeo consents.
The Friar will give Juliet a potion to make her appear dead. After drinking it, her family will lay her apparently lifeless body in the Capulet tomb. The potion will last for 24 hours, during which time Friar Lawrence will send news to Romeo .
Hearing from his servant that Juliet is dead , Romeo buys poison from an Apothecary in Mantua. Romeo takes his poison and dies , while Juliet awakens from her drugged coma. She learns what has happened from Friar Laurence, but she refuses to leave the tomb and stabs herself.
Romeo agrees on hearing that Rosaline, with whom he is in love, is attending. They meet their friend, Mercutio, who has tickets to the party, and Romeo takes ecstasy as they proceed to the Capulet mansion. The effects of the drug and the party overwhelm Romeo , who goes to the restroom.