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223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II
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223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II

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  • 1. Act II: Rising Action Preparations for Marriage
  • 2. Act II, Prologue <ul><li>Sonnet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romeo has forgotten Rosaline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He and Juliet have fallen in love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their families hate each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“But passion lends them power. . . “ (II.1.14) </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Act II, scene 1 <ul><li>Later that evening: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romeo has left the Capulet’s party. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He’s hiding in their orchard, hoping to catch a glimpse of Juliet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benvolio &amp; Mercutio search for him, unaware of his latest crush. </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Act II, scene 2 <ul><li>Romeo sees Juliet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun! Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon. . . (II.2.3-5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ See how she leans that cheek upon her hand, O that I were a glove upon that hand” (II.2.25-26). </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Act II, scene 2 <ul><li>Juliet speaks to the night: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or if thou wilt not . . . I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (II.2.34-37) </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Act II, scene 2 <ul><li>Juliet continues unaware of Romeo’s presence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tis but thy name that is my enemy . . . What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (II.2.39-45). </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Act II, scene 2 <ul><li>Romeo finally responds. </li></ul><ul><li>Juliet is thrilled to hear his voice, but frightened for his safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo replies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ My life were better ended by their hate, than death prolonged, wanting of thy love” (II.2.78-79). </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Act II, scene 2 <ul><li>They vow to marry. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s almost dawn, so they say good-bye. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Juliet: “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow. . (II.2.185). </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Act II, scene 3 (the next morning) <ul><li>Romeo leaves Juliet and goes directly to Friar Lawrence’s cell. </li></ul><ul><li>He asks Friar to marry him and Juliet in secret this afternoon. </li></ul><ul><li>Friar agrees because he believes the marriage will bring peace between the families. </li></ul>
  • 10. Act II, scene 4 <ul><li>Mercutio and Benvolio discuss Tybalt’s challenge to duel Romeo. </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo shows up and they exchange crude remarks about Romeo’s much lighter mood. </li></ul>
  • 11. Act II, scene 4 <ul><li>Then Juliet’s nurse shows up looking for Romeo. </li></ul><ul><li>He asks her to tell Juliet to meet him at Friar Lawrence’s cell that afternoon, where they will be married. </li></ul>
  • 12. Act II, scene 5 <ul><li>The nurse delivers the message to Juliet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ . . .Hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’ cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife” (II.5.68-69). </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Act II, scene 6 <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet meet at Friar Lawrence’s cell and he beckons them: </li></ul><ul><li>“ . . .Come with me . . . For by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till Holy Church incorporate two in one” (II.6.36-37). </li></ul>

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