Across the horizon: the rising sun and endless possibilities
 
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Home - Studyworld Studynotes - Quotes - Reports & Essays 

 

STUDYWORLD STUDYNOTES:

CLASSIC LITERATURE ANALYSIS

STUDYWORLD REPORTS & ESSAYS

RESEARCH AND IDEA DATABASE




Oakwood Publishing Company:

SAT; ACT; GRE

Study Material


xx

 



Home:
:
 

 

amazon.gif (2962 bytes)


studyhead.gif (11688 bytes)

 

___________________________Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare


STUDYWORLD STUDYNOTES

Romeo and Juliet

Analysis of Act Two

The purpose of the first scene is to isolate the lovers from family and friends. It serves to introduce the romantic climax of the play; the balcony scene and the rashness of the love affair. Both lovers exhibit a change of feelings as they experience the power of love.

The imagery of "light" is used by means of lyric poetry to describe Juliet. As she stands on her balcony above Romeo, she is compared to the sun, the source of light and warmth.

The scene showing Friar Lawrence gathering the herbs also serves to foreshadow their use later on in the play. The Friar exhibits an understanding of them and a knowledge of what mixture could produce a trance that resembles death. This is the reason why he so readily prescribes such a potion to Julia to help her escape her impending marriage to Paris.

The action starts to rise greatly at the balcony scene where each profess their love for each other. They decide to get married and plan it out. The rising action continues through the marriage.

  • Biography of Willaim Shakespeare

  • About the Play

  • Quick/Fast Review

  • Character List

  • Summary of Act 1

  • Review of Act 1

  • Summary of Act 2

  • Review of Act 2

  • Summary of Act 3

  • Review of Act 3

  • Summary of Act 4

  • Review of Act 4
  • Summary of Act 5
  • Analysis of Act 5

  • Studyworld Essay Search on Romeo and Juliet


    Studyworld Studynotes Listed by TITLES

    Studyworld Studynotes Listed by AUTHORS


     

    Home.•. Contact Us.•. Citing This Webpage

     

     



     

  •  



    Teacher Ratings: See what

    others think

    of your teachers



    Copy Right