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Can you summarize Juliet's soliloquy in act 3?

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jessica123321 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted August 29, 2007 at 11:26 AM via web

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Can you summarize Juliet's soliloquy in act 3?

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted October 30, 2007 at 8:59 AM (Answer #2)

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Juliet is anxiously awaiting her wedding night with Romeo. She wants the darkness to come quickly - she wants the sun god, Phoebus, to quickly get out of the sky, to "bring in cloudy night immediately." Her impatience is demonstrative of her youth:

"So tedious is this day As is the night before some festival To an impatient child that hath new robes And may not wear them." (Act III, scene ii)

 

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