Act 1, Scene 3

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Lady Capulet talks up marriage to her daughter, Juliet.

Summary

Lady Capulet and the Nurse call Juliet to enter the scene. Lady Capulet wants to talk to her daughter, Juliet, about the possibility of marriage. They discuss the fact that Juliet still has two weeks left before her fourteenth birthday, but, as Lady Capulet points out, plenty of girls her age are mothers already. Juliet is open to marriage, although she admits she hasn’t thought much about it. Lady Capulet tells her that handsome Paris is interested in taking her as his wife. Juliet says she’ll keep an open mind. In the meantime, the Capulet party has just begun.

 

Character Interview: Juliet, Lady Capulet & Nurse

MyShakespeare | Romeo & Juliet 1.3 Interview with Juliet, Lady Capulet, and The Nurse