Romeo and Juliet- Act III, Scene II (Summary)

Act III, Scene 2

Setting: Capulet’s house

Characters in Scene: Juliet, Nurse

Juliet is eagerly waiting for Romeo, when the Nurse entered and brought her bad news. When Juliet heard that Tybalt has been killed by Romeo, she first reacted through siding with her cousin, Tybalt, but after she came to realize that if Romeo has not killed Tybalt, Tybalt will kill Romeo so she sided with his husband later on. She wanted to see Romeo when he found out that he was banished, so the Nurse offered to go look for Romeo and bring him to her.

Key Quotation: But I, a maid, die maiden-widowed. Come, cords, come, Nurse, I’ll to my wedding bed, And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead! –Juliet

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