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What do we learn about the love between Romeo and Juliet by studying Act 2 Scene 2 of the play - How is this scene relevant to the rest of the play?

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What do we learn about the love between Romeo and Juliet by studying Act 2 Scene 2 of the play. How is this scene relevant to the rest of the play? Romeo is a motague who is in love with Juliet. Juliet is a capulate, the only problem with this is that the two families have a ongoing fuge between them. Romeo at this point in the story is standing quietly under Juliet's balcony, Juliet was standing on her balcony, and not realising Romeo was there because it was dark. Juliet was expressing her love to Romeo, she was saying that If Romeo really loved her then he would change his name because it was the names that were getting in the way. At the start of Act 2 Scene 2 Romeo is very immature in saying a few things, like: 'cast it off ' meaning that Juliet shouldn't worry anymore because Romeo is there to save her and protect her. ...read more.

Middle

in love, Romeo is also at the middle point of this scean being ver romantic and saying things like: 'Juliet is the sun,' meaning that in the whole of the sky she is there and she is the one who is shining on him, and helps him to get through the day, and, 'I were a glove upon that hand,' also meaning that he wants to be a glove upon her hand because that way he would bee with her all the time and then they could be married. Also when Juliet asks how Romeo got over the wall into her garden and under the balcony, all he could answer with was that: 'With love's light wings did o'er perch these walls' meaning that the love that he had for Juliet and the love Juliet had for Romeo, this was how he got over the walls. ...read more.

Conclusion

Romeo seams to be overheard by himself, this makes Juliet cringe and very embarrassed. Juliet is also very brave, in that she takes, the poison, given to her by Friar Lawrence as a means of excepting from marrying Paris. Juliet thought the play is forthright. She states her points clearly and also makes her wishes known before the audience, for example, she says, 'tongue's uttering, yet I know the sound.' Here she's saying that she knows the sound of Romeo's voice and Romeo is talking at the moment to her. Compared to Romeo, Juliet is mature for her age, she can see the dangers in their relationship and then explain them to Romeo. She is prepared to go against her parent's wishes to marry Paris, that Instead she wants to marry the man she loves Romeo. She has not intended to promise marriage that night, 'It is too rash, to unadvised, to sudden.' Katrina Morris-10N ...read more.

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