Act 3, Scene 3

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Romeo seeks Friar Lawrence's and the Nurse’s help in seeing Juliet one last time before exile.

A frantic Romeo pays Friar Lawrence a visit. The Friar tells Romeo the somewhat good news: he won’t face death, but because he killed Tybalt, Romeo can never return to Verona. Romeo doesn’t think that’s such good news: he’d rather be dead than separated from Juliet. The Nurse arrives, bringing news of a miserable Juliet. Romeo’s miserable, too, and threatens suicide. Friar Lawrence and the Nurse agree to let Romeo have one last night with Juliet, and then face exile in the morning. Then they’ll try to figure out a way to get him pardoned so that he can return to his new wife and Verona for good.


Character Interview: Romeo, Friar Lawrence & Nurse

MyShakespeare | Romeo & Juliet 3.3 Interview with Friar Lawrence, Romeo, and the Nurse