Romeo and Juliet: Novel Summary: Act III, Scene 2-Act III, Scene 3

Average Overall Rating: 5
Total Votes: 420

Act III, Scene 2: Juliet is anxiously awaiting Romeo's arrival for their wedding night.  The Nurse arrives in mourning and brings news of death. Juliet initially fears that it is Romeo who has been slain and then, learning that Tybalt is dead, thinks that she has lost her cousin and her lover.  The Nurse finally tells her what actually happened.  Juliet jumps to attack Romeo but when the Nurse joins in, she catches herself and is ashamed of her disloyalty to her husband.  She is distraught over the idea that she will not ever see her husband again.  The Nurse tells her that she knows where Romeo is hiding and she will go to him and ensure the marriage is consummated.  Juliet gives the Nurse a ring for Romeo as a token of her love. 
Act III, Scene 3: Romeo waits in Friar Lawrence's cell for news of his punishment.  When he learns of the banishment, he wishes it had been death.  Banishment means he will be separated from Juliet and he asks the Friar for poison.  The Friar is attempting to talk some sense into him when the Nurse arrives.  She, like the Friar, disapproves of Romeo's attitude.  Friar Lawrence advises Romeo to go to Juliet that night and then go to Mantua.  He will wait in Mantua until the situation can be straightened out.  Romeo's youth is shown in his childish behavior.  Juliet has found strength to handle the situation in her love for Romeo but he only sees despair as he will not be able to be near her.  The Nurse presents Romeo with Juliet's ring and he is comforted.

Quotes: Search by Author

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z