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223 Romeo & Juliet, Act II


Act II

Act II

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  • 1. Act II: Rising Action Preparations for Marriage
  • 2. Act II, Prologue
    • Sonnet
      • Romeo has forgotten Rosaline
      • He and Juliet have fallen in love
      • Their families hate each other
      • “But passion lends them power. . . “ (II.1.14)
  • 3. Act II, scene 1
    • Later that evening:
      • Romeo has left the Capulet’s party.
      • He’s hiding in their orchard, hoping to catch a glimpse of Juliet.
      • Benvolio & Mercutio search for him, unaware of his latest crush.
  • 4. Act II, scene 2
    • Romeo sees Juliet:
      • “ 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)
      • “ See how she leans that cheek upon her hand, O that I were a glove upon that hand” (II.2.25-26).
  • 5. Act II, scene 2
    • Juliet speaks to the night:
      • “ 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)
  • 6. Act II, scene 2
    • Juliet continues unaware of Romeo’s presence:
      • “ 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).
  • 7. Act II, scene 2
    • Romeo finally responds.
    • Juliet is thrilled to hear his voice, but frightened for his safety.
    • Romeo replies:
      • “ My life were better ended by their hate, than death prolonged, wanting of thy love” (II.2.78-79).
  • 8. Act II, scene 2
    • They vow to marry.
    • It’s almost dawn, so they say good-bye.
      • Juliet: “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow. . (II.2.185).
  • 9. Act II, scene 3 (the next morning)
    • Romeo leaves Juliet and goes directly to Friar Lawrence’s cell.
    • He asks Friar to marry him and Juliet in secret this afternoon.
    • Friar agrees because he believes the marriage will bring peace between the families.
  • 10. Act II, scene 4
    • Mercutio and Benvolio discuss Tybalt’s challenge to duel Romeo.
    • Romeo shows up and they exchange crude remarks about Romeo’s much lighter mood.
  • 11. Act II, scene 4
    • Then Juliet’s nurse shows up looking for Romeo.
    • He asks her to tell Juliet to meet him at Friar Lawrence’s cell that afternoon, where they will be married.
  • 12. Act II, scene 5
    • The nurse delivers the message to Juliet:
      • “ . . .Hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’ cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife” (II.5.68-69).
  • 13. Act II, scene 6
    • Romeo and Juliet meet at Friar Lawrence’s cell and he beckons them:
    • “ . . .Come with me . . . For by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till Holy Church incorporate two in one” (II.6.36-37).