Romeo and Juliet Scene Summaries

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Act II Summaries

Act II Scene I

A. This scene takes place outside the Capulet Orchard
B. The main characters in this scene are Mercutio, Benvolio, and Romeo C. In this scene Romeo is going to see Juliet again. As he leaps the orchard walls he hears Mercutio and Benvolio coming. They are unaware the Romeo is listening and that he has moved onto loving someone else. Mercutio starts to tease about Romeos love for Rosaline without knowing that Romeo has moved on. Benvolio then persuades Mercutio to leave and stop teasing about Romeos love.

Act II Scene II

A. This scene takes place outside Juliet’s window
B. The main characters in this scene re Romeo and Juliet
C. In this scene Romeo is beneath Juliet’s window and overhears her talking about her love for Romeo and she doesn’t care about the feud between the two families. Romeo hears all of this and says “call me but love.” The two express their devotion to each other. The nurse then interrupts them to talk to her but Juliet returns shortly. She tells him that she wants to get married and that she will send someone to ask Romeo about the wedding plans he made.

Act II Scene III

A. This scene takes place at Friar Laurence’s cell
B. The main characters in this scene are Friar Laurence and Romeo C. Romeo goes to Friar Laurence’s cell as the morning comes. Friar Laurence is collecting flowers and herbs. He is very into using the flowers for medicating and poisoning. Romeo expresses his new love for Juliet and asks the Friar to marry them that day secretly. Friar Laurence is very concerned about Romeo and how he has switched his love from Rosaline to Juliet so quickly. Although he is shocked he agrees to help them to be married and thinks this will stop the feud between the two families.

Act II Scene IV

A. This scene takes place in the town center
B. The main characters in this scene are Mercutio, Benvolio,...
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