"'Romeo is banished,' To speak that word is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, all slain, all dead"
Tybalt encounters Benvolio and Mercutio on the street. Romeo enters and Tybalt wants to fight him. Romeo backs down which gets Mercutio mad and fights Tybalt instead of Romeo. Romeo trys to make peace by coming in between them, but then Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm. Mercutio dies cursing both houses and Tybalt runs away.
Nurse tells Juliet about a fight between Romeo and Tybalt. At first, Juliet thinks Romeo and Tybalt are both dead because she cant understand Nurse who is very sad. When Nurse corrects herself and Juliet understands the real story about Romeo being sentenced to exile, she curses nature. Nurse tells Juliet she is going to get Romeo.
Romeo is sad about being exiled from the kingdom, he says it's worse than death. Nurse arrives and Romeo asks about Juliet. Romeo almost stabs himself because he thinks Juliet thinks of him as a murderer. Friar scolds Romeo for being unmanly and ungrateful. Friar comes up with a plan to let Romeo visit Juliet that night. Nurse gives Romeo the ring.
Romeo and Juliet are secretly upstairs while Lady Capulet, Capulet and Paris are downstairs. Without asking Juliet, Capulet decides that Paris will marry Juliet. Capulet is very desperate and promises Paris they will be married by Thursday.
Romeo prepares to leave Juliet to begin his exile but Juliet tries to convince him its still night. When Romeo is finally overcome by love he says he doesn't care if he gets killed. Then Juliet changes her mind and tells Romeo to go. Then Nurse enters to warn them that Lady Capulet is coming. The two then tearfully say their goodbyes.
Lady Capulet comes into Juliet's room and rants to Juliet about how she wants to see Romeo dead for killing Tybalt. After, Juliet pretends to agrees with her, Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she will be marrying Paris. Juliet says no which makes Capulet, who has just entered the room, mad. He threatens to disown her and nobody is on Juliet's side.