Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 3&4 Summary

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ACT 2 SCENE 3 SUMMARY
Romeo goes to Friar Lawrance’s cell to talk. Friar Lawrence was collecting herbs and talking about how herbs and plants have the potential to be healing and medicinal, but if they're misused, they can be deadly poison. He looks at Romeo and notices that loverboy hasn’t ‘’been in bed tonight’’ and assumes taht he was with Rosaline. He also notices that Romeo is cheerful. Romeo tells about his love to Juliet and want Friar Lawrence to marry them. Friar decides to help Romeo out but not because he's a romantic. Friar Laurence thinks that this marriage can end the feud between two families. ACT 2 SCENE 4 SUMMARY

Mercutio and Benvolio still haven't figured out where Romeo is. It turns out that Tybalt has sent Romeo a message that goes something like this: "I'm going to beat you up with my sword.’’ Mercutio thinks that Romeo is not in condition to face Tybalt in a duel. So he uses the opportunity to mock Tybalt, who takes himself and his sword fighting skills way too seriously. Romeo finally shows up. Mercutio and Benvolio notice that he's dropped the depressed "Rosaline doesn't love me" act. He's back to his old energetic, joking self. As planned, the Nurse shows up to meet with Romeo. She looks ridiculous and Mercutio can't resist flirting with her, mocking her, and talking dirty to her. Romeo manages to take the Nurse aside and tell her that Juliet should find an excuse to come to Friar Laurence's church – where she will be married.
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