Scene Summary Act 2 Scene 3

Act 2 Scene 3
Friar Lawrence’s cell
Time: Monday morning
Characters: Romeo and Friar Lawrence
Events: As Friar Lawrence is talking to himself, Romeo hurries in with no time to waste. He insists that he wants to marry Juliet today. Although Friar thinks this is a bad idea because he can still see the tears on his cheeks from when he was so upset about Rosaline. Friar Lawrence also says to Romeo that “Young men’s love then lies, Not truely in their hearts, but in their eyes”. What he is trying to say here is that Romeo doesn’t really love Juliet and that he just thinks that she is gorgeous. Yet eventually Romeo persuades Friar to marry him and Juliet.


Within the infant rind of this small flower
Poison hath residence and medicine power.
For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part;
Being tasted, stays all senses with the heart.
Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,
In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will.

And where the worser is predominant,
Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.

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