Romeo and Juliet – Act 3, Scene 4 – Scene Summary

Romeo and Juliet

Act 3, Scene 4

Scene Summary

Characters: Capulet, Paris, Lady Capulet

Time: Monday, late evening

Location: Capulet’s house

Scene Events: The characters are finding it hard to remember the day and time, as many events have happened in the last 24 hours. Paris has come to the Capulet household to find out whether he can marry Juliet or not. Capulet says that he would have been in bed an hour ago if he had not been in the presence of Paris. Capulet and Lady Capulet make a sudden decision that Juliet will marry Paris that Thursday afternoon, that it will only be a small ceremony with half a dozen people, as much of the family is mourning for the death of Tybalt. Juliet’s parents think that there is no better way to cheer up their beloved daughter than her getting married to the rich, County Paris.

Quote: Paris  ” These times of woe afford no time to woo. Madam, good night. Commend me to your daughter “.

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