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“Romeo and Juliet”-Act 2.1 and 2.2

“Romeo and Juliet”-Act 2.1 and 2.2

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Published by: Caroline Zheng on Jun 26, 2012
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Ms. Infeld Caroline ZhengPeriod 512/19/11
“Romeo and Juliet”-Act 2.1 and 2.2
a.It is the East, and Juliet is the sun.Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,Who is already sick and pale with grief,That thou her maid, art far more fair than she. (Act 2.2, lines 3-6) b.The speaker of this quote is Romeo.c.Romeo is talking to himself, declaring his love for Juliet. He says this because he isawestruck by her beauty and radiance.d.The quote is describing the light Romeo sees coming from Juliet’s bedroom. Hecompares Juliet’s beauty to the sun’s magnificence, as she fills the room with light.Juliet’s beauty could even overtake that of the moon. The moon is pale and jealousthat Juliet possesses greater beauty than her.e.While saying this quote, Romeo is in the Capulets’ garden. He has stayed behindlong after the party is over, in hopes that he may see Juliet again. Due to theextreme rivalry between his family and the Capulets, he may be killed if he isfound. Even so, this quote expresses Romeo’s great desire that drives him to takesuch a risk just to see his love again.f.A theme a situation in which this quote is said is that love drives people to do crazythings. By his extreme love of Juliet, Romeo risks his life in hopes of seeing her  beauty again. He hides in the Capulet’s garden, does not return the calls of hisfriends, and watches Juliet from her bedroom. Although he knows that he may be

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