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ROMEO & JULIET (Act II; Wk. of 5/10/10)

Here's our read-along thread for Act II.


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Re: ROMEO & JULIET (Act II; Wk. of 5/10/10)

This is probably the sonnet-est play in the Shakespeare canon.  Notice that the second act starts with the chorus reciting a sonnet?


In Act 2, sc. 2, line 149--there's a marriage proposal.  Notice that it's Juliet who takes the lead?


And, I believe that the theme of the play is in Act 2, sc. 6, where Friar Lawrence says:


These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite:
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.


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