Juliet, who hasn’t heard about the whole murder/ revenge killing thing, is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room.When the Nurse enters, Juliet realizes right away that something has gone wrong.First, Juliet thinks Romeo has been killed. Nope: her husband has just murdered her cousin.Juliet’s first reaction is […]

Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 1 Summary. Things are starting to heat up as they usually do in Act 3 of Shakespeare’s plays. Benvolio and Mercutio are hanging out as usual, trading insults and mocking the Capulets. Mercutio finds this totally shocking actually dishonorable so he offers to fight Tybalt instead. quote:This day’s black fate on woe […]

Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 5 Summary. In an orchard at the Capulet place, Juliet waits for the Nurse to come back with a message from Romeo……. Finally the Nurse gives in and tells Juliet to run to Friar Laurence’s cell (a “cell” is just a room) where Romeo is waiting so they can get hitched. quote ”have you got leave to […]

At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio and Benvolio are on the streets of Verona, wondering where Romeo is because he never came home the night before. At this point, they also still think that he is lovesick over Rosaline. quotes Romeo                            […]

It is early morning, and Friar Laurence enters the scene  carrying a large bucket thing  He is working in his garden  filling his bucket  with plants and flowers. We learn about his deep knowledge of plants and their medical uses because of the things he tells us in the book about that good smelling herb. He points […]

Romeo stands in the shadows beneath Juliet’s bedroom window. Juliet appears on the balcony and thinking she’s alone, reveals in a soliloquy her love for Romeo. She despairs over the feud between the two families and the problems the feud presents. Romeo listens and when Juliet calls on him to “doff” his name, he steps from the […]

Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 1 Summary. Romeo doesn’t want to leave the Capulet’s property, so he ditches his friends and hides out in the orchard behind the Capulet house. Benvolio and Mercutio try to find him. quote’ ‘Romeo mt cousin Romeo Romeo Romeo

Capulet makes his rounds through groups of guests, joking with them and encouraging all to dance. From across the room, Romeo sees Juliet, and asks a servingman who she is … As Capulet moves on, Tybalt vows that he will not let this indignity pass. Meanwhile, Romeo has approached Juliet and touched her hand. quote”His name is Romeo, and montague The only […]

ROMEO I fear too early, for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels, and expire the term Of a despisèd life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death. But he that hath the steerage of my course, Direct […]