In this scene, Juliet begins by expressing her impatience to see Romeo after their wedding that afternoon. She expresses this by saying things like “O, I have bought the mansion of a love, But not posess’d it”.
Her nurse then appears and tells her of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment. She cannot believe that the two people she loves the most have needed up in this tragic situation. She says “what tongue shall smooth thy name, when I, thy three hours wife, have mangled it?” – she does not want to speak ill of her husband, understanding that she may be the only person who will speak well of him.
Romeo visits Friar Lawrence who tells him off for being ungrateful. He believes Romeo is lucky to have married the woman he loves and to be banished instead of killed. Romeo claims that he’d rather be dead, but Friar Lawrence convinces him to go to Juliet’s room for the night and then escape to Mantua (an outlying town) to await further instructions from the Friar – who is going to mend the situation.
“… pass to Mantua,
Where thou shalt live till we can find a time
To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends,
Beg pardon of the prince, and call their back
With twenty hundred thousand times more joy
Than thou went’st forth in lamentation”