Friday, March 8, 2019
Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2 Analysis
Romeo replies to Juliets speech by agreeing to disown his name Henceforth, I never will be Romeo. Shakespeare implies the danger that the lovers are in when Juliet points come forth the place death, considering who thou art. This creates tension for the audience, and demonstrates Juliets concern for Romeos safety If they do see thee, they will murder thee. Romeo speaks metaphorically when he says With loves light wings did I oerperch these walls, suggesting there is no boundary to his love.Romeo claims to find the idea of his death preferable to a life without the love of Juliet, My life were better ended by their despise than death prorogued, wanting of thy love. Juliet admits to be blushing the mask of night is on my face, else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek and asks, Dost thou love me? She goes on to express concern that she may have been too forward in her soliloquy asking him to forgive her for her foolishness Therefore pardon me, and non impute this yielding to l ight love.Romeo declares his love by distant blessed moon using celestial references. Juliet responds by refusing to allow Romeo to predicate by something so changeable O swear not by the moon, th inconstant moon. She fears that it is the way their love will be Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. Juliet encourages him to be genuine and to occasion a less traditional, more spiritual concept of love, reinforcing the idea that she is fetching the relationship seriously.Juliet then tries to say skillfulnight Sweet, good night. This bud of love, by summer clips ripening breath, may prove a beauteous unfold when next we adjoin. She then uses a rhyming couplet, as sweet position and rest come to thy heart as that within my breast. Romeo expresses his wish to get their time together O, wilt thou leave me so insatiable? but they part as Juliets nurse calls her and they agree to meet over again. Stay but a little. I will come again as they make a commitment to each forme r(a).Juliet, going against stereotype, suggests that they should marry, If that thy set of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow. This is truly bold and, rather than taking her time as she suggests earlier in the word picture, this is because she has realized Romeo has matured and is taking their relationship seriously. Juliets promise to Romeo to accompany thee, my lord, throughout the world is full of dramatic irony and foreshadows the final scene of the play, when Juliet follows Romeo into death.The nurse calls for Juliet again who uses hyperbole A thousand times good night which indicates that neither wants to leave and reinforces the message that their meeting must cranial orbit a conclusion for now. Juliet says, Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak forte. This is referring to the fact that the lovers must keep their love quiet and away from the family feud. Later, Juliet uses go on hyperbole Tis twenty years till then implying that it will com e along a lifetime until they next meet. At the end of the scene, Juliet says one of her to the highest degree famous lines Parting is such sweet sorrow.This is a very(prenominal) well known oxymoron and demonstrates that she cannot bear to leave Romeo. The scene ends on several(prenominal) rhyming couplets. In conclusion, this scene demonstrates Romeo and Juliets attraction to each other and their desire never to be parted. I feel it is very moving, and poetical albeit surreal that a maiden could be so frank in those times and that a couple could achieve such a foresight of love in such a short space of time particularly against such a divide. It also sets the scene for the final tragical sequence ahead.