Romeo and Juliet

Act 2 Scene 3

By: Patrick Denert

Summary of the scene

In this scene then Friar Lawrence is outside picking herbs and talks to himself about different herbs. Friar Lawrence said that some herbs were beneficial while others were deadly. Romeo then says good morning to Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence then asked Romeo if he couldn't fall asleep or if he did not sleep at all and Romeo said that he did not sleep at all.

Friar Lawrence then asks if Romeo was with Rosaline, and Romeo said that he did not love Rosaline anymore, and was with Juliet instead. Romeo also says that he now loves Juliet and wants to marry her. After hearing this then Friar Lawrence says that Romeo does not love Juliet, but lusts Juliet instead.

In the end Friar Lawrence agreeds to marry Romeo and Juliet in order to end the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets.

Illustration of the scene

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List of Characters

Friar Lawrence

Romeo Montague

This is Friar Lawrence

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This is Romeo Montague

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The Beach Boys - I'm So Young

Explanation of song choice

This song fits the act perfectly. The song starts off saying "She says I'm her only one" This line represents Juliet because Romeo is Juliet's first and only lover.

A line that matches the scene is "We want to get married but we're so young". This matches the scene because Romeo and Juliet want to get married at a young age, but Friar Lawrence says that Romeo should wait.

"They say our love, is just a teenage affection." This quote is similar to when Friar Lawrence said in lines 71-72, "Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes." In this line, Friar Lawrence is saying that Romeo is not in love with Juliet, but is filled with lust for her. the teenage affection part refers to Friar Lawrence saying that teens don't feel love, but feel lust instead.

"But no one knows our hearts' direction." This line is similar to when Romeo says in lines 91-92, "Her I love now doth grace for grace and love for love allow." This line is similar to the play because, Romeo is saying that he really loves Juliet and that their love is real to Friar Lawrence.