After the feast Romeo is intent on finding Juliet. He climbs a wall on the Capulet property and overhears Juliet talking
on her balcony. She's talking about how much she loves Romeo. He comes out of hiding and talks to Juliet. He tells her he
loves her and they plan to get married. The Nurse calls Juliet inside and Romeo leaves.
meets up with Friar Lawrence in the morning. He notices Romeo did not get much sleep. Romeo explains his new love for Juliet,
and the friar notices how quickly he forgot Rosaline. Friar Lawrence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet anyway, in hopes of
bringing peace to the feuding families.
Benvolio and Mercutio are
talking about where Romeo went the previous night. Romeo arrives and Mercutio begins to tease him, and blames him for ditching
them the night before. Romeo tells them it was for a good cause, and Mercutio continues to ridicule him. The Nurse enters
looking for Romeo, and Mercutio turns his insults on her. They set the wedding to be that afternoon, and they Nurse promises
to set out a cloth ladder.
Juliet is waiting for the Nurse to return
with the news. The Nurse arrives and procedes to complain about trivial things to hold Juliet in suspense. She eventually
tells Juliet that Romeo is waiting to marry her that afternoon. Juliet is beside herself with joy, and the Nurse leaves to
pick up a ladder from one of Romeo's servants.
Romeo and Friar Lawrence
wait for Juliet at the church. Juliet arrives, and they are wed.