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In act 2 scene 2 Juliet is on the balcony. Romeo is beneath talking about Juliet, he refers to her as a source of light "What light through yonder window breaks ?" Here Romeo has seen Juliet.

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Introduction

In act 2 scene 2 Juliet is on the balcony. Romeo is beneath talking about Juliet, he refers to her as a source of light "What light through yonder window breaks ?" Here Romeo has seen Juliet. He was asking himself what type of light shines through windows?" It is the east and Juliet is the sun." Here Romeo answers himself by saying Juliet is the sun who lights up my life. She is lighting up the darkness " Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven" Romeo refers to Juliet's eyes, he says they are like the stars. During this scene Romeo and Juliet were probably standing at the apron of the stage as this would create intimacy between them. Dramatic irony takes place in this scene as Juliet is not aware of Romeo's presence. It's dramatic irony because the audience know before Juliet that Romeo is there. Romeo listens o Juliet. She is talking in soliloquy. ...read more.

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Most of the way through this scene they talk in blank verse. Romeo tells her that no stone wall can keep him(love) out. There is Irony in what Romeo says here ..." I have nights dark to hide me from their eyes, / And but thou love me, let them find me here/ my life better ended by their hate/ Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love" He says that he would die for Juliets love, this is irony because the audience already know that death is certain. While talking to Juliet, Romeo Refers to the Spanish Armada which was taking place around his time, he refers to himself as a merchant, who wanted to trade is love for hers in return. Juliet makes Romeo Swear that he loves her. Here Juliet expresses her love for Romeo but she worries that her anxiousness is mistaken by being too forward. She says " Or if thou thinkest I am too quickly won / I'll frown and be perverse, and say thee nay/ so thou wilt woo; but else not for the ...read more.

Conclusion

When she returns, Ironically she asks Romeo to marry her. Once again she has changed her mood The nurse calls for Juliet and Juliet knows that she must go. She says " Hist, Romeo, hist! O for a falconer's voice/ to lure this tassel-gentle back again" What she means is that she wishes that she is able to send Romeo away and be able to call him back when she wanted to. "Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies," Here Juliet mentions "Echo" Which is a tragic love story I think that she doesn't want it to end in the same way. The marriage of Romeo And Juliet was against convention, at this time it was common for arranged marriages, and also as quoted in the play A Midsummers Night Dream, " To you, your father should be as a god" Juliet had to secretly be wed because she knew her father would not allow it and Juliet was meant to obide by what her father says. Women at that time had far less power than today. ...read more.

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