Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Act 5, scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Friar John, who Friar Laurence had sent to tell Romeo the plan about Juliet's fake death, returns. He explains that he never made it to Mantua because an outbreak of the plague put him in quarantine. Friar Laurence writes another letter to Romeo, then rushes off to free Juliet from the Capulet tomb.
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