Nurse, I know you would like to assist me before my wedding but please leave me alone tonight. I have a lot of prayers to make before i get married. You know that my life is hard and filled with sins.
I'll be on my way then. Good night. Go to bed and get some rest. I’m sure you need it.
Are you busy? Do you need help, my dear?
No, mother, the Nurse helped me find the right dress for tomorrow. So if it’s okay with you, I’d like to be left alone now. I’m sure you have your hands full preparing for the wedding, let the nurse help you with that.
*Lady Capulet & Nurse exits*
Good-bye cruel family. God knows when we’ll meet again. The fear I feel is cutting through my veins. I’ll call them back here to comfort me. Nurse!—Oh, what good would she do? In my desperate situation, I have to act alone.
What if his mixture doesn’t work at all? Will I be married to Paris tomorrow morning? No! this knife will stop it! I will not allow it.
What if the potion to actually kills me? Does Friar want me dead because he thinks I am a disgrace? It shouldn’t be poison because Friar is a holy man. Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here’s a drink to you.