- Romeo is with the Friar in his cell as they await Juliet’s arrival.
- Friar Laurence is a very prophetic warning to Romeo tells him, “These violent delights have violent ends…..love moderately; long love doth so, too swift arrives as tardy as slow.“
- He is telling Romeo that love should be constant and even if you want it to last. He says intense and passionate relationships end badly.
- The violent ends is a form of foreshadowing by the playwright.
- Juliet arrives at the cell and Friar Laurence tells them to follow him and he will marry them.
- We do not witness the marriage but know that it is about to take place.