Romeo and Juliet Storyboard Act 2
Updated: 1/13/2020
Romeo and Juliet Storyboard Act 2
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  • Act 2 Scene 2
  • But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? 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 .(2.2.2-5)
  • Characters: Romeo and Juliet
  • I take thee at thy word. Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized. Henceforth I will never be Romeo. (2.2.53-55)
  • So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, and, for they name, which is no part of thee, take all myself. (2.2.48-52)
  • Romeo and Juliet are discussing their love for one another.
  • What shall I swear by? (2.2.117)
  • 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. (2.2.118-121)
  • Romeo and Juliet, while only having know each other for a few hours, are deeply in love. Shakespeare chooses to use metaphorical language to convey how deep their love runs. When Romeo calls Juliet the sun, he is saying that his world revolves around her.
  • Act 2 Scene 6
  • The sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness and in taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. (2.6.11-15)
  • Juliet later says his name means nothing to who he is, and she'd take him no matter what his name is. This once again connects to the motif of love, just as Romeo calling her his sun does.
  • Characters: Friar Lawrence, Romeo, and Juliet
  • Shakespeare chooses to show this motif of love in such a sudden situation because he is trying to convey how love is subjective, and it's spontaneous.
  • Romeo and Juliet go to Friar Lawrence to get married.
  • Come, come with me, and we will make short work, for, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till holy church incorporate two in one. (2.6.35-37)
  • Romeo talks to the Friar, and the Friar says that loving too fast is as bad as loving to slow. Romeo and Juliet's love story thus far is spontaneous and dramatic, one could argue too fast, yet this all reinforces Shakespeare incorporating the motif of love.
  • When Juliet arrives "light a foot", the Friar means swiftly or too fast, once again hinting at their doomed marriage. Shakespeare is conveying the fact that even though you may love someone, or think you love someone, it may not be the best idea for you.
  • Here comes the lady. O, so light a foot will ne'er wear out the everlasting flint. A lover bestride many gossamers that idles in the wanton summer air, and yet not fall, so light is vanity. (2.6.16-20)
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