Act 3, Scene 2

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Juliet despairs of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s exile.

Unaware of the deadly fight between Mercutio, Romeo, and Tybalt, Juliet waits for her husband to return to her room to spend the night. Her nurse arrives, bringing bad news. When Juliet hears of Tybalt’s death, she’s horrified. But she then realizes that, if faced with the choice between her cousin Tybalt and her husband Romeo, she would choose Romeo. She forgives her husband and grieves over his exile. The Nurse agrees to find Romeo and to send him to Juliet’s chamber for the night as planned.


Character Interview: Juliet & Nurse

MyShakespeare | Romeo & Juliet 3.2 Interview with Juliet and her Nurse