What Do We Learn About Romeo's And Juliet's Feelings For Each Other And Their Characters From 'The Balcony Scene?'
The 'balcony scene' is one of the most famous scenes in the whole world of theatre. My initial imagination was of the two lovers deeply in love with no conditions but with this closer look at the scene I can see what it was really like.
The scene begins with Romeo running from his friends because he wants to find Juliet without his them finding him. Romeo and Juliet's 'fling' must be kept a secret because of the rivalry between their two families - the Montagues and the Capulets.
Romeo's original speech talks of her eyes like stars from heaven. How her eyes twinkle, her cheeks shame the stars and her eyes are like daylight or a lamp. He links her eyes with many things in those 23 lines, heaven, the stars, daylight and describes them twinkling.
He obviously really likes her eyes.
Juliet, however, talks of how she is upset that he's Romeo Montague - the son of her fathers only great enemy. She later says that she would give up her name as a Capulet if he would give up his as a Montague. Romeo then pipes up saying that he will never again be Romeo! Juliet is then interested in how he got over the high walls but realises that if her family find him they will kill him for sure. Romeo replies that he would rather die than not see her.
Juliet is much more worried about marriage and settling down that Romeo who's just interested in the love element. He just wants to be with her and spend time with her whereas she says that if he had not overheard her saying how much she...