Book Notes Act 3, Scene 2 Notes from Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 2

Juliet enters her bed chamber impatiently waiting to hear news from her Nurse about Romeo. She talks about how she loves Romeo so much, and how she is waiting to consummate their marriage.

"Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
O, I have bought the mansion of a love,
But not possessed it; and though I am sold,
Not yet enjoyed."
Act 3, Scene 2, lines 21-8

Topic Tracking: Love 6

The Nurse arrives and tells Juliet that Tybalt has been killed. Juliet mistakenly believes that Romeo has been killed. Once she learns that it is Tybalt that has been killed, she is happier, but only until she learns that Romeo has been banished from Verona for killing Tybalt. Juliet is in horrified and grief-stricken just thinking about Romeo being banished: "'Romeo is banished' - / There is no end, no limit, measure, bound,/ In that word's death; no words can that woe sound." Act 3, Scene 2, lines 124-6

Topic Tracking: Misery 5

The Nurse informs Juliet that Romeo is hidden at Friar Laurence's cell. She tells Juliet that she will go and find him for her. Juliet gives Nurse a ring to take to Romeo and asks her to bring Romeo back to her so she can say her last goodbye. They exit.

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