Rising action in Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet

Rising action in Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet

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  • Act II: Scene II
  • "Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"
  • Act II: Scene III
  • "In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household's rancor to pure love."
  • "Sweet, sweet, sweet nurse, tell me, what says my love?
  • Act II: Scene V
  • "Your love says, like an honest gentlemen, and a courteous, and a kind, and a handsome, and, I warrant, a virtuous-Where is your mother?"
  • In this scene, Romeo and Juliet are talking to one another, even though Juliet can not hear Romeo.  Juliet is asking why Romeo is who he is because their families are rivals.  They both love each other, but their love is forbidden due to their circumstances. 
  • In this scene, Romeo goes to Friar Laurence to ask him to marry him to Juliet.  Previously, Friar Laurence was talking about how the families were doomed.  Now he has found a way to bring peace, so Friar Laurence says he will marry them.
  • In this scene, Juliet is waiting for Romeo's response about marriage.  Although it is forbidden, he says that he will marry her.  He wants to do it the right way, which is why he asks to speak to Juliet's mother; for her blessing.
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