Balcony Scene - Instructions
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READ the Scene Summary
Romeo stands below Juliet’s balcony, marveling at her beauty. Not knowing he’s there, Juliet speaks, wondering why Romeo must be a Montague, and she a Capulet. She thinks a name is simply a word, and it would be easy for Romeo to take a new name, and therefore not be forbidden to her. Romeo reveals himself, agreeing to forsake the name Romeo if he can have her love. Juliet warns him that, as a Montague, he’ll be killed if he’s spotted with her, but Romeo doesn’t care. After much discussion, the two swear their love for each other and agree to be married.
Go to the link and read the scene: https://myshakespeare.com/romeo-and-juliet/act-2-scene-2
Watch the two versions of the balcony scene attached.
Answer the following prompt: After examining different presentations of Act 2, Scene 2 respond to the following: Who is in control of this conversation, Romeo or Juliet? Look for other examples in the text to support your idea of who is the stronger character. Your response should be written in 1-2 well-developed paragraphs backed by textual evidence.
Submitting your assignment: write your response; Label it Balcony Scene include your full name and the block; Turn your work into the basket at the back of the room.
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