What Happens at the End of "Romeo and Juliet"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 10, 2020 6:49:45 PM ET
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At the end of William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet," both Romeo and Juliet commit suicide in tragic circumstances. Just before being married to Paris, an arranged suitor, Juliet's lifeless body is discovered and placed in the Capulet family tomb. Romeo hears of her death and goes to Verona with the intent of killing himself and dying with her.