Romeo and Juliet - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 3 Summary

Juliet and her nurse are looking through Juliet's jewelry when her mother comes in and asks her if she needs any help. Juliet says that everything is ready and her nurse and her mother leave her. Juliet takes out the drug and she is about to take it when she thinks about whether or not it will work. Juliet grabs a dagger thinking that if it does not work, she would rather really die than to be married to Paris. Juliet drinks the potion and then falls onto her bed.

Act 4, Scene 3 Analysis

Juliet goes along with the farce and she has her mother and nurse help her with the last minute preparations. Juliet acts like she is happy and when they assume everything is fine, they leave her for the night. It is now that she takes the drug and falls back onto her...

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