Motif Storyboard
Updated: 1/9/2020
Motif Storyboard
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  • Act 2 Scene 2
  • Because it is an enemy to thee had I written, I would tear the word(II,II,61-62)
  • Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague?(II,II,65)
  • Romeo and JulietThe Balcony of Juliet's Room
  • The orchard walls are high and hard to climb. (II,II,68)
  • Juliet discovers that Romeo was talking to himself under her room(fate)
  • With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls (II,II,71)
  • The idea that the fate of their families is making their love feel restricted continues to create conflict in their relationship. Romeo says, "I would tear the word." He would rather rip up the name of Romeo because he realizes that since he was born into the Montague's, his love with an enemy will be extremely limited.
  • Act 2 Scene 6
  • So smile the heavens upon this holy act That after-hours with sorrow chide us not(II,VI,1-2)
  • This relates to the motif of fate because the families Montague and Capulet are enemies, and since the protagonists are associated with these families, they are tied in a fate in which their relationship will always have a obstacle separating them
  • Romeo and Friar LawrenceThe church
  • Then love-devouring death do what he dare, It is enough I may but call her mine(II,VI,7-8)
  • Shakespeare is showing the reader, through this conversation, that there are many obstacles in a relationship and how family is an example of one of them.
  • Romeo and Friar Lawrence talk about sorrow(fate)
  • These violent delights have violent ends(II,VI,9)
  • The idea that love is the powerful and will deny any obstacle that stands in its way is evident when Romeo talks to Friar Lawrence. Friar is still worried that this relationship came too quickly and that things can go wrong later while Romeo who believes strongly in love, says that in the end, it is worth it as long as I can look at her and feel joy.
  • Amen, amen. But come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight.(II,VI,3-5)
  • This relates to the motif of fate because through Romeo's dialogue, it seems as if this marriage has to happen and there is no other way. Romeo even says that, "love devouring death," can do what it does as long as he can be with Juliet. This sounded almost as if there marriage was inevitable.
  • Through this conversation, Shakespeare is demonstrating that love is above all and will come out on top of any obstacle thrown at it.
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