Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene

Identify the metaphor in line 3. What is being compared? Juliet is being compared to the sun. Evidence: “Juliet is the sun.”, “Juliet’s beauty stands out in the dark night.”
Images of light (or things related to light) appear throughout Romeo’s speech. Write out all the examples of these images of light. Stars, sun, moon, light, brightness, lamp, daylight
How does this imagery help the audience members believe in Romeo’s feelings towards Juliet? Use evidence from the text. The images Romeo uses are light, happy images like the morning sun. He is comparing her to objects that are pure, bright, and radiant. This is a direct contrast to the gloomy images that were presented with Rosaline, which were “smoke,” “dark,” and “sick,” showing Romeo’s genuine attitude towards Juliet.
If you were directing this scene, describe where would you would physically place the actors on a stage? Romeo would be hiding in the bushes, grass and trees. Juliet would be standing on the balcony.
Is Juliet aware that Romeo is listening to her? After answering the question, write out the lines that proves this correct or incorrect. No. Evidence: Romeo says “Her eye discourses; I will answer it I am too bold.” Romeo tells the auidence that he wants to “answer” the look in Juliet’s eye, but exclaims he would be too forward to reveal himself to Juliet. He confirms this by telling the audience “Tis not fome she speaks.”
Paraphrase lines 35-38. What is Juliet saying? Juliet asks Romeo to reject his father and the Montague name or promise to be her love and she will no longer be a Capulet.
Romeo is conflicted about revealing his presence to Juliet. Write the lines that support this statement. Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? Should I keep listening or say something to her.
What is Juliet’s overall attitude towards the Montague family? Use evidence from the text to prove this. The Montague family name is her enemy. Romeo would still be Romeo even if his name was different just like a rose would still smell sweet even if were called something else.
Compare Juliet’s view of the feud to Romeo’s view in Act 1, scene 1 where he says “What fray was here? Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.” Juliet’s view: She hates that the person she loves is her family’s enemy. A name is just a name. She is willing to give up her name to be with Romeo. Romeo view: He has had enough of the fighting and is not interested. They both see the division of families as tire some and unnecessary.
In line 53, Romeo exclaims, “Call me but love, and I will be new baptized; Henceforth, I never will be Romeo.” Explain what Romeo means in this statement. If Juliet calls Romeo her love, he will get baptized and get a new name. (Romeo will give up his name.)
Juliet is still unaware that Romeo is present under her balcony. What evidence from these lines shows us this? Explain “What man art thou that thus be screen’d in night so stumbles on my counsel.” Who is hiding in the night listening to my thoughts.
How do we know Juliet is in love with Romeo after she finds out he is there? Write out the lines that tell us this information. “My ears have yet not drunk a hundred words of thy tongue’s uttering yet I know the sound. Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague?” We know that Juliet is in love with Romeo because she recognizes his voice, even though they have not spoken to each other for very long.
What is Juliet’s concern about Romeo being present? How does Romeo respond to her concerns? She thinks her family will kill him if they see him. Romeo’s Response: He tells Juliet that “love’s light wings” aided him in getting into the orchard, and that “night’s cloak” will hide him from their view.
How can lines 80-83 be considered foreshadowing? Romeo is telling Juliet “my life were better ended by their hate, than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.” Plainly, Romeo is telling Juliet that he would rather be killed than live his life wanting her love. This is foreshadowing to the end of the play, when Romeo kills himself rather than live life without Juliet. Shakespeare also references this in the Prologue of Act 1.
What figurative language Shakespeare using in lines 84 and 85? What do you think he is trying to say through this figurative language? Personification. Love caused him to ask what to do and Love told Romeo what to do (love gave Romeo the guidance he needed to find Juliet that night in the orchard. In Act 1, Romeo describes love as his forturer.
Juliet was unaware until this point in line 89 that Romeo was listening to her innermost thoughts. How does she feel about him knowing her thoughts? Juliet is embarrassed because Romeo knows how she feels, about him and wonders if he loves her, he does love her (Juliet.)
What question does Juliet ask Romeo and how does she predict he will respond? “Dost thou love me? I know thou wit say Yay.” Romeo will say yes.
What do lines 94 to lines 110 tell us about Juliet? She is very smart for her age. She realizes that she has fallen in love with Romeo too fast. But, tells Romeo that her love is true. She admits that if he had not heard her innermost thoughts, she world probably not have admitted this much information to Romeo.
What is Romeo’s response to her question? Provide evidence from the text in your answer. He swears his love for her. “Lady by yonder blessed moon I vow that tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops.” Romeo is attempting to prove that his intentions are true by swearing on the largest thing imaginable to him at the movement.
What is Juliet’s concern with his answer? Provide evidence from the text in your answer. O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon. That monthly charges in her circled orb. Lest that thy love prove like wise variable. Don’t swear by the moon because it always changes because his love could change just like the moon.
In lines 121-130 Juliet shares a bad feeling about their meeting. Write the lines that support this and explain how they show this bad feeling. “If my heart’s dear love well, do not swear. Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract tonight; it is too rash, too unadvis’d, too sudden, too like the lightning, which doth crease to be Fre one can say it lightens. Sweet, good-night!” She doesn’t like this pledge of love because it happened too fast and it is dangerous and could face as quickly as lightning fades in the sky.
In line 125, what type of figurative language language is used? Simile
What do you think she means when using this figurative language in line 125? Because their love happened so fast she thinks it would fade like lightning in the sky. Like lightning, their relationship can be quick and powerful, charged with energy. Their relationship is exciting and both of their feelings are over whelming. Consequently lightning is also destructive, even though it only lasts for a short period of time. Juliet is afraid their relationship may be the same way, destroying them both before they can understand what happened.
In lines 148 to lines 154, what does Juliet propose for Romeo to do? What arrangement do they make? If Romeo’s be is honorable and wants to get married send word tomorrow by the person she sends to act him. Tell her where and what time the wedding will be can she will give Romeo all of her money and will follow him anywhere in the world.
What literary device does Juliet use in line 198? Explain what she means using this literary device. Oxymoron. Parting is sad, but is sweet because they will see each other tomorrow for the wedding.