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Romeo and Juliet Balcony scene

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Coursework Explain The Significance of Act 2.2 to the Development of the Play and Explore Shakespeare's Use of Language to Present the Characters of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is a play that was written by William Shakespeare around 1595, and is probably the most famous play in history and has also been made into many different movies. One of the most famous scenes from Romeo and Juliet is the balcony scene in which is the famous quote "O Romeo Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" The balcony scene is what my essay is about. Explaining the Significance of Act 2.2 to the Development of the Play. ...read more.

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Also Romeo changes in this scene from being a slightly shy person who is also a little daring into a confident fearless man who will not be put off by what others think "With love's wings did I o'er-perch these walls..." and his confidence almost grows into arrogance as the scene progresses. The key themes of love and death are also developed in this scene, for instance "If they do see thee, they will murder thee." The two main characters using lots of metaphors and similes "How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night, like softest music to attending ears!" This shows how the two have got to know each other and their feelings have gone beyond first impressions. ...read more.

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anxious to see each other because there aren't as many prolonged metaphors as in the balcony scene also in the balcony scene he makes it seem as if the to are more confident around each other "Thy purpose marriage, send by word to-morrow..." although this does not obviously show that the two are confident around each other I think that it is the scene in general as well as the language in the scene. Also Shakespeare shows Romeo and Juliet being very flirtatious with each other "My life were better ended by their hate, than by death prorogued, wanting thy love." this sort of language draws the audience into the feeling of love and allows the audience to associate these feelings with their own feelings of love. ...read more.

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