Using ACT 5 SCENE 1 when Romeo is at the apothecary wanting to commit suicide and die by buying the poison and Using ACT 4 SCENE 3 when Juliet drinks the potion to fake death to answer the question above.
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How do the references to death and suicide in the play Romeo and Juliet help you understand the characters of Romeo and Juliet?
In act 5 scene 1 Romeo wants to die. He thinks Juliet is dead so he feels that an extreme response is his only option, "A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear As will disperse itself through all the veins That the life-weary taker may fall dead" Apparently Romeo is weary of life. The guy is like 16 and lives a life of comfort and nobility. We see here the emotional extremes that these two embody. Their adolescent passions view each other as life. Anything else is viewed as death.
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