Act II, Scenes 3–4: Questions and Answers
- Why is Friar Laurence upset that Romeo never went to bed?
- Why is Friar Laurence surprised by Romeo’s desire to marry Juliet?
- According to Romeo, how is his relationship with Juliet is different from his feelings for Rosaline?
- Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
- What has Tybalt sent for Romeo?
- What does Mercutio say about the potential duel between Tybalt and Romeo?
- Why are Mercutio and Benvolio frustrated with Romeo?
- Who interrupts Romeo’s conversation with Mercutio?
- Why does Romeo ask the Nurse to tell Juliet to come up with an excuse to visit the abbey?
- What will the Nurse pick up from one of Romeo’s men?
- The Friar thinks that Romeo spent the night with Rosaline.
- The Friar is surprised because Romeo had just been complaining about being in love with Rosaline, and his change of heart seems very sudden.
- Romeo says that this relationship is different because Juliet loves him back.
- Friar Laurence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage might end the feud between their two families.
- Tybalt sent Romeo a letter challenging him to a duel.
- Mercutio says that Tybalt is a skilled swordsman and wonders whether Romeo can win against him (given Romeo's sensitive, emotional state).
- Mercutio and Benvolio are a little frustrated that Romeo gave them the slip the night before.
- Romeo and Mercutio are interrupted by the arrival of Peter and the Nurse.
- Juliet needs an excuse to visit the abbey because that is where Friar Laurence will perform the secret wedding.
- The Nurse must pick up a rope ladder so that Romeo will be able to sneak into Juliet’s room later to consummate the marriage.