Romeo and Juliet Act 2

By: Hope Connelly

Scene 1: [HIDDEN LOVE]

After the party ends, Romeo can't stop thinking about Juliet, so he ditches Mercutio and Benvolio and heads back to the Capulet house. Mercutio and Benvolio try to find Romeo after the party. They assume that Romeo is going to find Rosaline. After that they crack a lot of dirty jokes at Romeo's expense. Mercutio is offended that Romeo left them.


The Scene starts with Romeo watching Juliet, who is standing on a balcony. As he observes her, he compares her o he 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.


The scene opens with Friar Lawrence. He is out collecting herbs and talking about how the earth is evil and there is evil in everything good. Romeo then appears and ask Friar Lawrence if he would marry Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence at first is weary because Romeo just got over Rosaline and now wants to marry Juliet. Friar Lawrence ends up agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet because he believes it might help stop the fighting in the families.


Mercutio, and Benvolio start the scene off by making fun of Romeo again. Benvolio then tells Mercutio of Tybalt’s request to fight Romeo for being at the Capulet ball. Mercutio makes fun of Romeo some more and then make fun of Tybalt. Romeo enters when Mercutio and Benvolio start to make fun of Romeo ditching them. The three of them then go into a bunch of sexual innuendos. Finally the nurse enters with Peter, a servant, and asks for her fan. Mercutio and Benvolio take this time to make fun of her and call her fat and such. She then goes on to complain to Romeo about it. After she is done complaining, Romeo arranges for the nurse to be a messenger between Juliet and Romeo and tells her to tell Juliet of his wedding plans.

Scene 5: [Impatient]

Juliet is anxiously awaiting the nurse for news of her marriage to Romeo. The nurse returns and is constantly delaying telling Juliet the news from Romeo. Juliet grows angrier and more impatient as the nurse goes on. Finally the nurse tells Juliet that when she goes to confessions, she will marry Romeo. Juliet leaves to go and marry Romeo.

Scene 6: [Husband and Wife]

In this scene Romeo and Juliet are getting married. While they are marrying each other Romeo states that not even death can separate them. Romeo tells Juliet how happy he is to marry her. Juliet tells Romeo that her love for him is so strong it has made her wealthy. Finally Friar Lawrence marries them and the act ends.