Act 2 Scene 2

Act 2, Scene 2
Time: Very late Sunday night/early Monday morning
Location: Capulets Orchard
Characters: Romeo, Juliet and the Nurse
Events: Romeo is in love with Juliet. Juliet is unaware that Romeo is listening as she sighs about her new love for him. Although she says “or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is basically saying if she does love Romeo will she lose the Capulet title. Romeo then appears after hearing her words. They talk and talk and then finally say they want to marry one and other.

Act 2, Scene 1

Act 2, Scene 1
Outside Capulets Orchard
Time: Late Sunday night
Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Events: As the three boys, Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio, exit the party Romeo gets the sudden urge to go back to the party. Although Mercutio and Benvolio still don’t know about his new romance for Juliet and joke about his love for Rosaline. The cousins say that Romeo is a madman and in the words of Benvolio he says, “Blind is his love, and best befits the dark”. In this play Shakespeare keeps referring Romeo to darkness and being blind. As in Romeo keeps jumping into “blind” situations that he won’t know the outcome. He also says, “he best befits the dark” and this isn’t the first time Shakespeare has done this. Because Romeo keeps being referred to darkness something may come up soon in the play that is bad.

Act 1, Scene 5

Act 1, Scene 5:
Capulets House
Sunday night
 First, Second, Third and Fourth Servingman, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Nurse and Benvolio
Events: Romeo and Benvolio attend Capulets mask party in which no Montagues are allowed. Although straight away when they walk in Tybalt senses and says he is going to kill him. Luckily Capulet forbids him. Romeo sees someone more beautiful than Rosaline and knows that she is the one. They share a kiss before Romeo realising that it is Juliet who is a Capulet. Although to these two star crossed lovers they don’t care. As Juliet says “If he be married, My grave is like to be my wedding bed.”

Explaining a Shakespeare Metaphor

Metaphor: Which is as thin of substance as the air.

Shakespeare uses metaphors to convey his idea that the dreams that Romeo is dreaming are barely true. He does this by having Mercutio refer to dreams as unreliable and saying “which is as thin of substance as the air”. This proves that he is saying his dreams are flawed because air is not even visible and is so fine. Therefore Mercutio is saying that his dream unseeable and is unlikely. Although spite Romeos hesitation to attend the party, he decides to listen to Mercutio and take the gamble.



How does Shakespeare use language to convey his ideas about fate in Act 1 Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?

Shakespeare uses metaphor to convey his idea that Romeo is controlled by a higher power, like God. He does this having Romeo refer to himself as a vessel which is being captained by God. “He that hath steerage of my course, direct my sail.” This proves that Shakespeare is referring to God because the captain is helmsman of a ship who directs its course. Romeo has decided, in spite of his misgivings, to take the risk of following his fate.

Scene 4 Act 1 Summary

Scene 4, Act 1
Outside Capulets House
Time: Sunday Evening
Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Events: Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio are outside the Capulets House ready to go inside to the party. Although Romeo has had a dream that leaves him in doubt. He says “I fear too early, for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars”.  Romeo has had a dream that he feels weary about although Mercutio is telling him “dreams are the children of an idle brain”.

Act 1 Scene 3 Summary

Act 1, Scene 3
Location: Capulets House
Characters: Lady Capulet, Nurse, Juliet, Servingmen
Time: Sunday Afternoon
Event: Lady Capulet tells Juliet that Paris is the man for her to marry. Although first of all Lady Capulet and the Nurse try remember her age. Once they figure that out they continue to say that Lady Capulet had Juliet before the age of 13, 13 is the perfect time for marriage and Paris is very rich. Then her Mother informs her that Juliet has to sit next to him at the party and examine him close up and talk to him. Juliet agrees with her Mother and says “I’ll look to like, if looking like move; But no more deep will I endart mine eye”. 

Act 1 Scene 2 Summary

Act 1, Scene ii
Location: A street in Verona
Characters: Capulet, County Paris, Servant, Benvolio, Romeo
Time: Saturday Afternoon
Events: Paris is eager to marry Juliet. Paris goes to see Capulet to ask for his consent. Although Capulet is weary that Juliet is to young and instead invites him to his party to make sure she want to marry him to. Capulet then sends his Servant off to give out the rest of the invitations to the party. Unfortunately the Servant has never learnt to read and asks a stranger on the street and this stranger ends up being Romeo. The servant thanks him for his help and invites him to the party as long as he’s not a Montague. Benvolio is excited to show that there are many other beautiful girls and Romeo is excited to see Rosaline. Although he quotes “I’ll go along no such sight to be shown, But to rejoice in splendour of my own”

Scene 1 Summary

Act 1, Scene i
Location: A street in Verona
Characters: Capulet Boys, Montague Boys, Benvolio, Tybalt, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Romeo
Time: Saturday afternoon
Events: The Prince intercedes on a street brawl between Benvolio and Tybalt and their men. He will put to death anyone who brawls again on the streets. Montague sends Benvolio to find out why Romeo is so sad. Romeo loves a woman who does not love him back let alone is living in chaste. Benvolio advises him to seek other women, saying “Be ruled by me, forget to think of her” but Romeo is so attached to this woman he can’t forget her.

Moderation of Romeo and Juliet


Devani: Oh no here comes the athletes
Jemimah: My cash is out, I will get there first
Devani: How! We need to turn back and run
Jemimah: Rax off I’m not scared
Devani: Well I am
Jemimah: Let’s just go! we just won’t cause a scene
Devani: Fine, I will just glare
Jemimah: I will push to the front of the line and they will not bare it


Ravena: Did you just push in front
Jemimah: I did just push in front
Ravena: Did you just push in front of us?
Jemimah: (ASIDE to Devani) What do I say? yes or no?
Devani: No
Jemimah: No Ravena, I did just push in front, just not of you
Devani: Do you fight
Ravena: Fight? no way
Jemimah: If you want to fight, I will fight
Ravena: No better
Jemimah: Well
Devani: Say better. Here comes another one of us
Jemimah: Yes better
Ravena: Liar
Devani: You’re asking for it.



Stacey: Why are you wasting your time on these losers, when you know you’re to good for them


Principal: Stop fighting! You have one more warning until you are excpelled
Stacey: I’m just trying to keep the peace, either let us go in front of you or fight
Principal: What? You say you are going to fight but then talk about peace? I hate the word peace like I hate hell, all of you detention now.