Romeo and Juliet – Act 4, Scene 2 – Scene Summary

Romeo and Juliet

Act 4, Scene 2

Scene Summary

Characters: Capulet, Nurse, Servingmen, Juliet, Lady Capulet

Location: Capulet’s house

Time: Tuesday afternoon

Scene Events: Juliet’s conference with Friar Lawrence is reassuring to her and she returns home to ask for her father’s forgiveness. Capulet is excited and in this state, he decides to move to wedding day to Wednesday “we’ll to church tomorrow” (a day earlier). Capulet has seemed to have forgotten his decision to only invite half a dozen people when he asks for “twenty cunning cooks”. Capulet is pleased with Juliet’s obedience to him and Lady Capulet points out that it is “now near night” and tries to change her husband’s mind. Capulet refuses his wife’s attempts at reasoning with him about the date of Juliet’s wedding, he is adamant that he will take care of the preparations.

Quote: Capulet “I’ll not to bed tonight; let me alone, I’ll play the huswife for this once”.


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