Why is Mantua important in Romeo and Juliet?
The city of Mantua was Verona’s rival city during Renaissance. Romeo is exiled to this city after he murders Tybalt, a Capulet and the cousin to Juliet. In the film, however, Mantua is just a shanty town in the desert in what seems to be Nevada.
What does Romeo do in Mantua?
In Mantua, Romeo is visited by his servant, Balthasar, who tells him that Juliet is dead. Romeo is distraught and vows to travel to Verona to be with her again. On route, Romeo visits an apothecary and buys a deadly poison. He intends to drink this poison once he is at Juliet’s side.
Why does the apothecary eventually sell Romeo the poison in Act V of Romeo and Juliet?
The Apothecary is pushed to sell the poison by external forces that he, like Romeo, feels completely unable to control.
What does Romeo say is worse poison?
(gives APOTHECARY money) There is your gold. Money is a worse poison to men’s souls, and commits more murders in this awful world, than these poor poisons that you’re not allowed to sell.