Romeo and Juliet: Act 4, Scene 1 Summary

Location: Friar Lawrence’s Cell

Characters: Juliet, Paris, Friar Lawrence

Time: Tuesday Morning

Events: Paris talks to Juliet as if she is already his and says that she has abused her face with tears. Juliet goes to Friar Lawrence and asks if there is any way she cannot get married to Paris. He comes up with a plan. He gives Juliet a potion that will make her look like she is dead for 48 hours. So on the wedding day, Paris will find Juliet dead and she will be taken to the Capulet tomb.

Quotes: Poor soul, thy face is abus’d with tears. Thy face is mine, and thou hast slander’d it.

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