Romeo and Juliet - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

The scene begins in Friar Laurence's cell. Romeo enters. The friar asks him what brings him so early in the morning. Romeo tells him he wants to marry. Friar is happy that he and Rosaline have decided to get married, but Romeo tells him that it is not her. Romeo tells him that his heart is set to marry Juliet, Capulet's daughter. Romeo then asks the friar to marry the two that very day. The friar is concerned with Romeo's sudden change of heart and asks him about it. Romeo assures him that he loves Juliet. Though concerned he still agrees to marry the two. The friar hopes this will bring the two houses back together.

Act 2, Scene 3 Analysis

Romeo goes to his friar, which is like a priest or minister and tells him that he wants to arrange a marriage for the afternoon. At...

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