The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act 2 By: Evy Polyak and Paige Sherlock
Romeo Abandons his Friends
Nay, I'll conjure too. Romeo! Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh... (II. i. 5-9)
He ran this way and leapt this orchard wall. Call, good Mercutio.
Romeo Speaks of his Love
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... (II. ii. 2-5)
What's in a Name?
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refus thy name...O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called... (II. I. 33-34, 42-45).
Romeo ditches Benvolio and Mercutio to see Juliet. Benvolio is worried about him, but Mercutio sees it as a great opportunity to make fun of Romeo more.
Romeo and Juliet Profess Their Love (Kind Of)
O blessed, blessed night! I am afraid, Being in night, all this is but a dream, Too flattering-sweet to be substantial.
Romeo sees Juliet at her balcony, and he professes his "undying love" for her...She also has no idea he's there...
For naught so vile that on the earth doth live But to the earth some special good doth give...Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, And vice sometime by action dignified. (II. III. 17-18, 21-22).
Juliet professes her love about Romeo, not knowing he’s hiding in the bushes below her balcony. She says that the only problem is that Romeo is a Montague, and that it shouldn’t matter what his name is, because she loves him.
Juliet and Romeo profess their “love” for each other, and are plans to meet up the next day in the friar’s cell to be married.
Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. If that thy bent of love be honourable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow... (II. II. 139-144).
Friar Laurence delivers a speech about the positive and negative effects herbs can have depending on how they are used, and that people are similar.