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Terrence Yuen Romeo and Juliet To what extent is act 2, scene 2 in Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare a dramatic and significant scene in the play? ~ Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story. The play was written by Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet early in his career, between 1594-1595. According to information from the library, the first play of 'Romeo and Juliet'~ took place in the autumn or winter of 1594, when the playhouses reopened for the first time after a sustained outbreak of the plague had forced the authorities to close all the playhouses in London in January 1593. The play has been highly praised by literary critics for its language and dramatic effect and had already become very popular for this few centuries. Also this is a story of love of a young couple. The words in the story are old, formal and non-modern. During Shakespeare's century, all the contemporary audiences were standing to watch the play and sometimes they would dance under the stage during the play. Unlike the modern audience (all of us) who are given a comfortable seats and having great theatres with air-conditioners and have a drink during the play, in Shakespeare's time were not reserved so people had to arrive in plenty of time. A long time ago there were only wealthy people who could afford a penny to attend the play. ...read more.

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For example, after Romeo decides to attend the masquerade ball and fell in love with Juliet at Art1, Romeo goes outside and sneaks into the Capulet courtyard and overhears Juliet on her balcony vowing her love to him in Act 2. I think Act 2, scene 2 is the most romantic part in the whole story, because there were only Romeo and Juliet in the Capulet's orchard. The atmosphere in that scene is absolutely brought out by the message "love" which is what the main point of the story. I find that the well structure of the story is one of the main factors of how Shakespeare makes this scene dramatic. On the one side, the careful use of language from the writer in act2, scene2 does help the actors to express their message from this scene. Looking through all the speech from Romeo, it seems that Romeo's words spoken in the tone of poetic and it shows to the audience that he is a romantic young men and he was wooing with a young girl. For example the metaphor in line 4 and 6 'Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon........that thou her maid art far more than she.' stresses that Romeo think Juliet is a 'maid' because Juliet is a chaste maid. For the romantic side of Romeo, the simile in 'Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven.' ...read more.

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asks Romeo to given up his name. ~ In act 2, scene 2, Shakespeare uses language to describe Romeo's deep love for Juliet. Now we know that he have used similes, metaphors, personifications to express the emotions of Romeo and Juliet during their conversation. But when I looked through their dialogue, I felt that Romeo did not really care about anything when he spoke to Juliet in Act2, scene2, he was only focusing on love and marriage. Unlike Romeo, Juliet was realism because she had observed the feud between their families and their surname would not allow them to link with 'love'. For example Juliet asked Romeo a simple question 'By whose direction found'st thou out this place' in line 79, she tried to find out that how did Romeo get into her garden. But Romeo did not seem be answering Juliet's question as he given out a passionate answer 'by love, who first did prompt me to inquire' in line 81. .Shakespeare makes Act2, scene2 dramatic and significant for the whole 'Romeo and Juliet' story, Shakespeare provides intense moments between happiness and sorrow inside this scene. We can find there are happiness during their conversation because they both enjoyed their meeting in Act2, scene 2; on the other side we can find sorrow and contrast inside this scene while Juliet keep repeating the feud between their families. Also Act2, scene2 justifies the love between Romeo and Juliet in which mainly affect the future direction of the whole story. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~By~~~~~~~~~~~ Terrence Yuen~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...read more.

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