Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field.

Capulet A4 S5

On entering Capulet’s Chapel, Romeo discovers Juliet. She looks peaceful and death has not yet taken away her beauty.

Historically, Romeo has been hot-headed and impulsive. On instinct, he reaches for the vial of poison he took from the Apothecary shop.

However, as he looks at the vial he considers the lessons Friar Lawrence taught him on patience and wisdom.

Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast.

Friar Lawrence A2 S3

Considering all the clues uncovered along the way what should Romeo do next?