-Romeo and Juliet-

Act 2 Scene 3

Romeo arrives at Friar Laurence’s cell in the early hours of the morning. The Friar is collecting herbs and flowers, he delivers a speech on their power to heal and to poison. Romeo tells him of his love for Juliet and asks the Friar to marry them later that day. 

The Friar is perplexed and concerned at the speed with which Romeo has transferred his love from Rosaline to Juliet, but he also realises that a marriage between a Montague and a Capulet just might put an end to the feud between the families, so he agrees to perform the ceremony.

Plot Summary

Romeo and Juliet is a multi-award winning play written by William Shakespeare. It is a tragic love story where the two main characters are from rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Therefore, Romeo and Juliet are supposed to be sworn enemies but fall deeply in love. Due to their families’ ongoing conflict and inability to solve their differences, they cannot be together. The tragedy results in both killing themselves because they cannot cope with being separated from one another.

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