Act III, Scenes 3–4: Questions and Answers
- Where is Romeo hiding?
- How does Romeo react to his banishment?
- Why is the Friar frustrated with Romeo?
- Why does Romeo threaten to kill himself?
- What plan does the Friar come up with?
- How will they attempt to lift Romeo’s banishment?
- Why hasn’t Lord Capulet had time to talk to Juliet about Paris?
- Why does Lord Capulet want the wedding to be on Thursday rather than Wednesday?
- What assurance does Lord Capulet give Paris?
- Why will the wedding be a small affair?
- Romeo is hiding in Friar Laurence’s cell.
- Romeo declares that banishment is a worse punishment than death.
- The Friar is frustrated that Romeo is not grateful for the Prince’s mercy.
- Romeo thinks Juliet must hate him for killing her cousin.
- The Friar says that Romeo should go to Juliet tonight and then flee to Mantua in the morning. While he is in Mantua, they will try to lift his banishment.
- The Friar plans to spread the word that Romeo and Juliet are married and petition Prince Escalus to allow Romeo back into Verona.
- Tybalt’s death and the resulting chaos has prevented him from discussing the Paris with Juliet.
- Lord Capulet says that Wednesday is too soon, given Tybalt’s recent death.
- Lord Capulet assures Paris that Juliet will go along with his wishes—that is, he assures Paris that Juliet will agree to the marriage.
- Lord Capulet does not want to give the impression that the family doesn’t care about Tybalt’s death.