Study Guide

Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 6

By William Shakespeare

Act 2, Scene 6

  • Back at Friar Laurence's place, the priest tries to convince Romeo to calm down a little. Marriage is for the long term, you see. "These violent delights have violent ends," he warns.
  • Unfortunately, it goes in one ear and out the other.
  • Brain Snack: If you're a TwilightĀ fan, you're probably thinking that Friar Laurence's "These violent delights" line sounds familiar. That's because Stephenie Meyer uses the quote as an epigraph for the novel New Moon.
  • Juliet runs in. The room's hormonal level skyrockets. Romeo and Juliet can barely keep their hands off each other, even in the presence of a priest.
  • Friar Laurence takes them off to marry them so they can move on to the highly anticipated honeymoon phase.

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