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Act 2, scene 2

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Act 2, scene 2

  1. 1. Francis Gilbert
  2. 2. • OCR coursework task for GCSE English: Act 2, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet• Remind yourself of Act 2 scene 2 in the text and in one or more performed versions of the play.• Explore the ways in which Romeo and Juliet are presented in this scene and elsewhere in Shakespeare’s play, and in the performed verisons.• You should consider:• the thoughts and feelings Romeo and Juliet express• the ways other characters react to them• what makes the relationship between Romeo and Juliet so moving.
  3. 3. • ANSWER THE QUESTION!!• PEEL: make POINTS, provide EVIDENCE, provide EXPLANATION of those POINTS, and make LINKS between POINTS…• Analyse the language and imagery, the staging, the filmic techniques…
  4. 4. • Different from who he used to be: he no longer cares for Rosaline…• Totally in love…• Brave, “macho”…• Selfless?• Sensual, sexual…• Determined to marry Juliet• Very poetic• Lovable? Charming?• Silly? Funny?
  5. 5. Points Evidence• So happy he feels he’s living • “Will you leave me so unsatisfied?” in a dream… • “Would that I was a glove on that hand…”• No longer in love with • “Th exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.” Rosaline… • “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”• Uncertain • “Juliet is the sun…” • “With love’s light wings did I oerperch• Totally in love… these walls”• Brave, “macho”… • “Shall I speak…” • “My name, dear saint, is hateful to• Selfless? myself/Because it is an enemy to thee.”• Sensual, sexual… • “I am afeard/Being in night, all this is but a dream,/Too flattering sweet to be• Determined to marry Juliet substantial.” • “My life were better ended by their• Very poetic hate/Than death proroguèd, wanting of thy love.”• Lovable? Charming? • “Oh, that I were a glove upon that• Silly? Funny? hand/That I might touch that cheek!” • “O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art/ As glorious to this night, being oer my head, /As is a wingèd messenger of heaven”
  6. 6. • So happy he feels he’s living in a dream = “Being in night, all this is but a dream,/Too flattering sweet to be substantial.”• No longer in love with Rosaline = “He jests at scars that never felt a wound…”• Uncertain = “Shall I speak?”• Totally in love = “Juliet is the sun…”• Brave, “macho”… = “With love’s light wings…”• Selfless? = ““My life were better ended by their hate/Than death proroguèd, wanting of thy love.”• Sensual, sexual…= ““Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand/That I might touch that cheek!”• Determined to marry Juliet =“Th exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.”• Very poetic = ““O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art/ As glorious to this night, being oer my head, /As is a wingèd messenger of heaven”• Lovable? Charming? = TAKE YOUR PICK??• Silly? Funny? = DISCUSS THE LEONARDO Di CAPRIO’S INTERPRETATION?
  7. 7. • Very troubled by the family feud…• Concerned that there is a prowler…• Extremely worried for Romeo’s safety• Worried that Romeo will think that she is “too easily won”• Uncertain that Romeo has “honourable intentions”• Playful and more imaginative than Romeo• Believes that they are “moving too quickly”• More sincere?• Adoring of Romeo and his body…
  8. 8. Points Evidence• Very troubled by the family • “My bounty is as boundless as the feud… sea,/My love as deep.”• Concerned that there is a • “In truth, fair Montague, I am too prowler… fond,/And therefore thou mayst think my havior light.”• Extremely worried for Romeo’s • “Do not swear at all./Or, if thou wilt, safety swear by thy gracious self,/Which is the• Worried that Romeo will think god of my idolatry,/And I’ll believe that she is “too easily won” thee.”• Uncertain that Romeo has • “I gave thee mine before thou didst request it,/And yet I would it were to “honourable intentions” give again.”• Playful and more imaginative • “What man art thou that, thus than Romeo bescreened in night,/So stumblest on• More sincere? my counsel?”• Adoring of Romeo and his • “If they do see thee they will murder body… thee.” • “What satisfaction can thou hast tonight?”
  9. 9. • Very troubled by the family feud= “Romeo, Romeo…Wherefore art thou Romeo?”• Concerned that there is a prowler = “What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night,/So stumblest on my counsel?”• Extremely worried for Romeo’s safety = “If they do see thee they will murder thee.”• Worried that Romeo will think that she is “too easily won” = ““In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond,/And therefore thou mayst think my havior light.”• Uncertain that Romeo has “honourable intentions”= ““What satisfaction can thou hast tonight?”• Playful and more imaginative than Romeo = ““I gave thee mine before thou didst request it,/And yet I would it were to give again.”• More sincere? = ““My bounty is as boundless as the sea,/My love as deep.”• Adoring of Romeo and his body = “Do not swear at all./Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,/Which is the god of my idolatry,/And I’ll believe thee.”
  10. 10. • The way SHAKESPEARE appears to present the lovers: you need to think about his use of language, imagery and verse form, as well as stage directions…(see other presentation)• The way the films present the lovers; their similarities and differences; the mis-en-scene, the costumes, settings; the use of music and sound; the acting and actors; the camera shots and editing…

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