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  • Act 4 Scene 1
  • I think it would be best if your marriage to Juliet is postponed.
  • Act 4 Scene 1
  • I would rather kill myself than marry Paris!
  • Act 4 Scene 2
  • I will marry Paris.
  • Click to Edit DescriptionAct 4 Scene 1 takes place in Friar Laurence's cell. Here, the Friar has a conversation with Paris about his upcoming marriage to Juliet. Paris tells about how Juliet has become unbalanced since Tybalt's death and the Friar explains to Paris that he believes Paris' marriage to Juliet should be delayed.
  • Act 4 Scene 3
  • I am going to find Romeo!
  • Later, after Paris leaves, Juliet reveals a knife to Friar Laurence, announcing that if she has to marry Paris, she will kill herself. The Friar proposes that, instead, Juliet will go home to her parents, tell them she will marry Paris, and then, on the wedding night, she will take a sleeping potion to make everyone believe she is dead. Once they have placed her in the Capulet tomb, he will send for Romeo to come take the now-awakened Juliet away with him.
  • Act 4 Scene 3
  • Juliet returns home from her meeting with the Friar and finds her parents planning the wedding. She then cheerfully agrees to marry Paris, making Capulet so excited that he does the marriage to the next day.
  • Act 4 Scene 4-5
  • *weeping*
  • That night, as she is thinking about the vial the friar gave her, she has a vision of Tybalt's ghost searching for Romeo. Seeing this, she begs her cousin to stop his search.
  • Please, Tybalt!
  • After this vision, Juliet drinks the potion, toasting to Romeo, despite her doubts about what the contents of the vial could do to her.
  • In Act 4 Scenes 4-5, the Nurse is sent to wake Juliet for her wedding day, but finds her to be dead. Lady Capulet, the Nurse, Capulet, Paris, and Friar Laurence gather in her room to weep before making preparations for her funeral.
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