Where in the balcony scene Romeo saw Juliet as transforming the night into day, here she is able to transform the day into the night. But just as their vows to throw off their names did not succeed in overcoming the social institutions that have plagued them, they cannot change time.
Though disgusted by her nurses disloyalty, Juliet pretends to agree, and tells her nurse that she is going to make confession at Friar Lawrences. Juliet hurries to the friar, vowing that she will never again trust the Nurses counsel.
Juliet is appalled. She rejects the match, saying I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear / It shall be Romeowhom you know I hate / Rather than Paris (23).
If he does not flee he will be killed. Love is naturally the play's dominant and most important theme. The play focuses on the 'love at first sight' experienced by Romeo and Juliet.
As fits their characters, it is the more pragmatic Juliet who realizes that Romeo must leave; he is willing to die simply to remain by her side. In a moment reminiscent of the balcony scene, once outside, Romeo bids farewell to Juliet as she stands at her window.
This obviously means Romeo is her life. This is another way Shakespeare makes the audience feel sorry for Juliet. Shakespeare takes on a journey of love but also tragedy and violence.
Romeo answers that, to him, she appears the same way, and that it is only sorrow that makes them both look pale. Romeo hurries away as Juliet pulls in the ladder and begs fate to bring him back to her quickly.