Juliet Capulet, a distressed young teenager, committed suicide after her husband, Romeo Montague’s death. She was found in the tomb beside Romeo yesterday evening. Romeo Montague and the thirteen year old Juliet Capulet had just gotten married yesterday morning. All the trouble began when later that day, Romeo was watching as Tybalt Capulet, Juliet’s hot-tempered cousin, challenged Romeo’s good friend Mercutio to a fight, and in the fight, Mercutio was killed.
Romeo, enraged, grabbed a sword and fought Tybalt to the death. Romeo was then eternally banished from Verona by the prince, and Juliet was forbidden to go with him. Juliet was devastated to hear this news. “All slain, all dead. ‘Romeo is banished! ’ There is no end, no limit, measure, bound, in that word’s death, no words can that woe sound. ” – Juliet Her parents decided she should marry Count Paris, to end her sadness, but Juliet refused, and told them she would rather die.
She went to Friar Lawrence, one whom she trusted, and asked him for help. “If all else fail, myself have the power to die. ” – Juliet She was given a sleeping potion to appear dead, so that she could later sneak away with Romeo, and she was carried to her tomb by her family. Juliet and Friar Lawrence had made plans that someone would tell Romeo about Juliet’s induced coma, but the news didn’t come through fast enough, and Balthasar, Romeo’s manservant, wrongly informed him that Juliet had died.
Romeo, thinking Juliet was dead, was horrified, and drank poison from a local apothecary, dying beside his love, Juliet, in the tomb. When Juliet woke up, finding out Romeo had died was too much for her, and ended her own life with Romeo’s dagger and thrust it into her chest. She was found shortly thereafter, still warm. “And Romeo dead, and Juliet, dead before, warm and new kill’d. ” – Captain of the Watch The citizens of Verona are shocked by this fresh news, and the two young lovers will be greatly missed.