Romeo and Juliet – Act 3, Scene 2 – Scene Summary

Romeo and Juliet

Act 3, Scene 2

Scene Summary

Characters: Juliet, Nurse

Time: Monday night

Location: Capulets house

Scene events: Juliet waits for Romeo in Capulets house, unaware of the horrors happening on the streets of Verona, she longs for her night with Romeo and is impatient for the sun to go down and it to be night. The Nurse brings her confused news of Tybalt’s death and that Romeo is responsible. Once again the Nurse refrains from telling Juliet the news right away and when Juliet eventually learns the news she is heartbroken and confused as she struggles to understand what the nurse is trying to tell her. Juliet begins to speak ill of her husband” A damnèd saint, an honorable villain! O nature, what hadst thou to do in hell ” but realises that Romeo is still her husband and that his banishment is still worse than the death of her beloved cousin, Tybalt. Juliet sends the Nurse to get Romeo from Friar Lawrence’s cell so that he can spend his last night in Verona before his banishment, with Juliet.

Quote:  “I’ll to my wedding bed. And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!”

 

 

 

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