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ROMEO AND JULIET ACT II

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                                      ROMEO AND JULIET-ACT II

 

     The love that Romeo once had for Rosaline is now being replaced with his love for Juliet. However,because they are from opposing families ,they must meet in secrecy.This bit of  danger adds  a sweet excitement to their affair.

 

        

        SCENE I

 

    Romeo enters and speaks of his love for Juliet.He jumps over  a Capulet wall, hoping to see her.Benvolio and Mercutio enter as Romeo leaves.Benvolio tells Mercutio to call for Romeo and he does so by giving a speech that mocks Romeo’s feelings fort he forgotten Rosaline.After a while of poking fun at Romeo,Benvolio suggests that they leave and go look for him.

 

 

 

      SCENE II

 

   Just then, to his joy ,Juliet leaned from her balcony.Romeo whispered:

 

 

      But, soft!  What light through yonder window breaks?

 

     It is the east,and Juliet is the sun!”

 

 

   As he debates within himself whether to speak to her, she ,thinking herself alone, begins to pour out her heart:

 

 

        “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?

 

     Deny  thy father and refuse thy name;

 

     Or , ıf thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

 

     And I will no longer be a Capulet.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  They go into a long discourse about names and how they are nothing more than words.The fact that she is a Capulet by name and he is a Montague by name should not affect their love for each other like it does.

 

 

    "Tis but thy name that is my enemy.  

       Thou art thyself, though  not a Montague.

    What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,

    Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part

    Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!

    What's in a name? That which we call a rose

    By any other word would smell as sweet.”

 

   Romeo answers her , and refuses to leave despite the danger of being discovered . they declare openly their love for one another and Juliet agrees to marry Romeo if he can send word the next day how this will be arranged. When she leaves ,Romeo resolves to visit Friar Lawrence for advice on how to bring about the marriage.

 

 

       SCENE III

 

 

   Friar Laurence enters.He is gattering herbs and talking to himself about medicine and poison.Romeo arrives and the Friar asks why Romeo is awake so early. He tells the Friar all that has happened –that he is in love with Juliet and that he wants the Friar to marry them.The Friar makes fun of Romeo for his characteristic to fall in love so impulsively.The Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in hopes that it will end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues.

 

    

      SCENE IV

 

   Benvolio and Mercutio enter. They speak about where Romeo is and where he went the night before, after the feast. Mercutio makes fun of Romeo for pining over Rosaline. Benvolio informs Mercutio that Tybalt has sent Romeo a challenge to a duel. Romeo arrives and argues with Mercutio over where he's been. The Nurse  looks for Romeo. Mercutio and Benvolio leave. Romeo tells the Nurse to tell Juliet to meet him this afternoon at Friar Laurence's cell; they will be married there today. He tells the Nurse that she should later hide behind the abbey wall, where Romeo will send her a rope ladder  so he can climb up to Juliet's room.

 

 

      SCENE V

 

   Juliet enters waiting impatiently for the Nurse to return with news from Romeo. Finally, the Nurse  return.  Juliet begs the Nurse to tell her the message Romeo sent. The Nurse delays giving Juliet the message. She finally tells Juliet that she is to go to Friar Laurence's cell immediately. She also tells Juliet that she must go to get the ladder that Romeo will use later to climb up to Juliet's room.

 

      SCENE VI 

  Friar Laurence and Romeo enter waiting in the friar's cell for Juliet to arrive. He warns Romeo about acting impulsively:

 

  "These violent delights have violent ends 

   And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,

      Which, as they kiss, consume."

 

 

  

  Juliet and Romeo again proclaim their love for each other. The friar leads them away to marry them.

 

    References:

 

www.clicknotes.com/romeo/T22.html  

www.shakespeare-literature.com/Romeo_and_Juliet/7.html

www.studyworld.com/studyworld_studynotes/complete/studynotes/Titles/romeoandjuliet/act2.html

 

 

 

 

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Comments (4)

Anonymous said

at 11:42 pm on Jan 2, 2009

I appriate friar Laurence's braveness.I think he chould find more reasonable solutions ,but then maybe it wouldn't be so effective, would it?

Anonymous said

at 5:41 pm on Jan 4, 2009

the idea of marriege is perfect because if a couple love each other ı thınk they should get marry.

Anonymous said

at 11:56 pm on Jan 9, 2009

IT was secretly done but they don't have another choice.

Anonymous said

at 1:25 pm on Jan 12, 2009

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers"[1] whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

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