Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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This scene begins in the Capulet house with Capulet's wife asking the nurse to summon Juliet. The nurse and the wife are talking and the wife brings it up that Juliet is coming to the age in which she can be married. The nurse says that Juliet is too young, but the wife says that she will be 14 soon enough. The nurse then tells the wife how much she has loved Juliet, as if she was her own daughter. The nurse mentions that her late husband also loved her. The nurse says that she would love to be able to see Juliet happily married.

Juliet and her mother begin to talk. Juliet's mother asks Juliet whether she has thought about marriage and Juliet responds with no. Mrs. Capulet then says that there are many younger than her that are married and that Paris has asked...

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