Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Summaries
Act 2 Scene 1: Romeo Ditches the Duds
Act 2 Scene 2: Romeo the Eavesdropper
The scene starts with Romeo watching Juliet, who is standing on a balcony. As he observes her, he compares her to the sun. Romeo listens to Juliet confess her love to him. After he hears her confession, he reveals himself to her and confesses his love. The two promise to marry one another.
Act 2 Scene 3: Romeo Convenses Friar Laurence to marry them
Act 2 Scene 4: B&M Interrogates Romeo
Benvolio and Mercutio enter. They speak about where Romeo is and where he went the night before, after the feast. Mercutio makes fun of Romeo for pining over Rosaline. Benvolio informs Mercutio that Tybalt has sent Romeo a challenge to a duel. Romeo arrives and argues with Mercutio over where he's been. The Nurse arrives with Peter looking for Romeo. Mercutio and Benvolio leave.
Act 2 Scene 5: The Impacient Girl
Juliet enters waiting impatiently for the Nurse to return with news from Romeo. Finally, the Nurse and Peter return. The Nurse sends Peter away and Juliet begs the Nurse to tell her the message Romeo sent. The Nurse delays giving Juliet the message and instead whines of aching bones and an aching back. She finally tells Juliet that she is to go to Friar Laurence's cell immediately. She also tells Juliet that she must go to get the ladder that Romeo will use later to climb up to Juliet's chamber. Juliet hurries off in excitement.
Act 2 Scene 6: R&J Tie the Knot