Romeo and Juliet “The Balcony Scene” Worksheet

Romeo and Juliet “The Terrace Scene” Worksheet

Act 2 Scene 2: Capulet’s orchard ROMEO He jests at scars that never left an injury However, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Occur, fair sun, and eliminate the envious moon, Who is already ill and pale with grief, That thou her housemaid art much more reasonable than she. At this moment, Juliet appears at the window. Romeo watches her from below. JULIET Ay me! ROMEO [aside] She speaks. Oh speak again, intense angel, for thou art As marvelous to this night, being o’er my head, As a winged messenger of paradise Unto the white-upturned wond’ring eyes

Of mortals that fall back to gaze on him, When he bestrides the lazy puffing clouds, And sails upon the bosom of the air JULIET O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, 35 And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. ROMEO [Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? JULIET ‘T is but thy name that is my opponent; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, 40 Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Coming from a guy. 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 call ‘d, 45 Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, And for thy name which is no part of thee Take all myself. At this point, Romeo stumbles forward and makes himself noticeable to Juliet. They each express their love for one another and their pain at being from opposing families, up until Juliet ultimately enquires: JULIET Dost thou love me? I understand thou wilt state ‘Aye; And I will take thy word; yet if thou swear’st,

Thou mayst show incorrect: at fans’ perjuries They say Jove laughs. Oh mild Romeo If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully. ROMEO Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow, That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops– JULIET O swear not by the moon, th’inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circl ‘d orb, Lest that thy love prove also variable. Romeo and Juliet grant marriage When Romeo sees Juliet he compares her to the sun, whilst also using spiritual imagery to describe her. Provide two examples of this. _____________________________________________________________________ _______________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ________________________ Who is the first character to discuss the idea of marriage? Offer reason. _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________ How is this particular character acting in a different way to when Romeo and Juliet first fulfilled? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________ What is a Soliloquy? Why do you think Shakespeare would utilize soliloquy’s in his plays? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ___ What is remarkable irony?

Offer an example (other than the balcony scene) where this is used in the play. Why would Shakespeare use this method? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ___ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

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