What is Act Two of "Romeo and Juliet" mainly about?

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In the beginning of Act 2, Romeo hides in Juliet's orchard (or backyard) waiting to see her; while standing there, he confesses his love and affection for Juliet and her beauty.  When Juleit comes out onto her balcony, she too confesses that she is in love with Romeo and that she wishes he was not a Montague.  Once the two finally speak to each other, they decide that they are "in love" and Juliet tells Romeo that if he really loves her he will marry her. That night, Romeo goes to see the Friar and asks him if he will marry the two.  The Friar says that he will do it only because he believes that the marraige will end the feud between the two families.  The following day, Juliet sends the Nurse to fnd out when and where their marriage will take place -- it will be that afternoon in Friar Lawrence's cell.  Meanwhile, Lord Capulet is arranging Juliet's marriage to Count Paris without Juliet's knowledge or consent.  By the end of Act 2, Romeo and Juliet have been married.