Slash, cling, clank these are the sounds that are heard in a sword fight as a man is killed. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the theme death is portrayed many times by the characters Marcutio, Romeo, and Juliet.
The first instance of the theme death was in act 3 when Marcutio challenged Tybalt to a sword fight. 'Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find a grave man.'(Act three, scene 1, line 104.) Also as Marcutio is dying he says 'Help me into some house, Benvolio, Or I shall Faint.' (Act 3, scene 1, line 113.) Both these quotes show how Marcutio portrayed the theme death. Second, Romeo is the next to portray the theme death.
Now in Act 5, this is the time that Romeo shows the theme death. He has heard of Juliet's death and is so heartbroken that he goes to an apothecary to get poison so he can join Juliet in heaven.
'To Juliet's grave; for there must I use thee.' (Act 5, scene 1, line 93). Second when Romeo is about to drink the poison he says, 'Here's to my love! [Drinks.] O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. [Falls.]' (Act 5, scene 3, line 122). These quote show how Romeo loves Juliet. So much he will die to be with her.' The next quotes show how Juliet's feelings are mutual to Romeo's.
After Juliet wakes up from her death like coma she sees Romeo's dead corpse and notices that he had never got the message from the friar. 'O churl! Drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after? I will kiss his lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on them. To make me die with a restorative.' The next...