Juliet is crying that she because she is being forced to marry Paris even though she does not want to. Friar gives has an idea to prevent the marriage by giving her a vial that would make her appear dead for her wedding day.
Juliet apologized to her father for disobeying him the other day. Juliet's father, Capulet, is joyed that his daughter apologized to him. Juliet then asks the nurse to help her pick out her clothes for the wedding. Capulet changes the wedding day to Wednesday instead of Thursday.
Juliet thinks to herself on what will happen if she drinks the vial that Friar gave her. She wonders if it won't work and is forced to be married tomorrow. She also wonders if the the vial will cause her to perish. She ends up drinking the vial and falls on her bed.
Capulet gets ready for the wedding with food and such. He then tells the nurse to go awaken Juliet since Paris has almost arrived. Capulet realizes that Paris has already arrived and tells the nurse to hurry.
The nurse find Juliet on her bed and believes that she is dead. The nurse calls for help, and Lady Capulet goes to her. She sees her daughter "dead" and starts to call for help. Capulet then comes and is sadden that she has passed.