Act III – Scene.iv
Lady Capulet and Paris discuss the recent violent
events. Paris is anxious to know what Juliet’s feelings are towards him, and Lady Capulet will find this out by the morning.
Capulet says that his daughter will abide by his counsel, and that Paris can
be assured that his wedding to Juliet will take place on Wednesday, this being Monday. Capulet then decides that Wednesday is too soon and puts it back one day to Thursday.
Suddenly we have a date for the wedding of Juliet and
Paris, no doubt to bring some joy into the lives of the Capulet household following Tybalt’s death.
The Capulets also think that Juliet is in deep mourning for Tybalt, but it
is for Romeo’s exile that she is sad.
Again the lack of station that the women in Verona had is evident.
Just a few days earlier, it was proposed that the wedding would take place in two years, but now this has been reduced to a few days.