Having spent the night together, Romeo and Juliet must part ways in the morning. They hem and haw for a while, until the Nurse enters and tells Juliet that her mother is on the way. As Romeo leaves, the two wonder if they’ll see each other again. Lady Capulet enters and assumes Juliet’s visible grief is a result of Tybalt’s death. But she comes bearing good news: Capulet has arranged for Juliet to marry Paris, and soon. Juliet refuses, and continues to do so even when her father enters and threatens to throw her out if she doesn’t. After Capulet and Lady Capulet leave, Juliet begs her Nurse for help. When she refuses, Juliet decides to seek help from Friar Lawrence instead.
Character Interview: Juliet & Lady Capulet