Act 2 Summaries!

Act 2 Scene 1 [Ditch the Party]

The party ends, and Romeo ditches his friends go see Juliet. Mercutio and Benvolio try to find Romeo. They make fun of Rome’s love sickness for Rosaline. Because they think he is bedding Rosaline, they decide to leave him alone. There is a lot of sexual innuendos.

Act 2 Scene 2 [Hiding in the Bushes]

In the bushes Romeo lerks, creeping on Juliet. Juliet is confessing her love for Romeo. Romeo reveals himself and they exchange compliments and vows of love. Romeo compares Juliet to the sun and the stars. Juliet also agrees to marry Romeo.

Act 2 Scene 3 [Marry us!]

Romeo starts talking to Frair Lawrance. Friar asks Romeo if he has slept at all. Friar also thinks that Romeo has been with Rosaline. Romeo explains to him that he is not with Rosaline and has been up all night talking to Juliet. He asks friar to marry them. After some discussion, Friar finally agrees to marry them because he believes it will end the fighting between the two families.

Act 2 Scene 4 [Nurse and Peter]

The scene opens with Benvolio and Mercutio talking about Romeo. They were wondering where Romeo was because he never came home that night. They believe that Tybalt has killed him because Tybalt challenged him. Romeo arrives and explains that he didn't try to leave them hanging. Benvolio and Mercutio agree that he was "doing the do" with Rosaline. Romeo and Mercutio start to have a little argument and Romeo starts to outwit Mercutio. The Capulet nurse and Romeo have a conversation about Juliet. They make a plan for them to meet to be married.

Act 2 Scene 5 [Off to Marry!]

Juliet opens the scene by thinking the nurse never found Romeo. She also thinks that she found him but she is just slow. Finally the nurse comes in and starts complaining about how she aches. Juliet is in a rush to hear what Romeo has said about their marriage. After the nurse is done complaining she explains to her what Romeo has said. Juliet leaves to go marry him.

Act 2 Scene 6 [Don't Hook up!]

Friar Lawrance is talking to Romeo. Friar foreshadows the events that will come later in the play. He explains to Romeo that misfortunes happen to things that are rushed. Romeo says that anything is worth it if he marries Juliet. Juliet comes in and Friar says he will will marry them now.