Act 2, Scene 3

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Friar Lawrence agrees to officiate the Romeo-Juliet nuptials.

Summary

As Romeo approaches, Friar Lawrence delivers a speech about the power of herbs and plants to both heal and poison. Romeo enters halfway through, waits for the Friar to finish, and then asks for his help in marrying Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence marvels at how quickly Romeo switched from loving Rosaline to loving Juliet, but he also realizes 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.

 

Character Interview: Friar Lawrence

MyShakespeare | Romeo & Juliet 2.3 Interview with Friar Lawrence