Balcony Scene Essays

  • The Language of Romeo and Juliet in the Balcony Scene

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    The Language of Romeo and Juliet in the Balcony Scene Act II Scene 2 is one of the most famous scenes of Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. It is commonly known as the "Balcony Scene" because Juliet appears on a small balcony outside her bedroom window, and exchanges words, expresses true love with Romeo who is standing below in her father's orchard. The scene is famous for its moving and vivid images, used to express love between two people of contrasting nature. In

  • Emotional Poverty Within Material Wealth in Romeo and Juliet

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    and death, peace and war, and young and old. But Shakespeare also explores the underlying theme of emotional poverty within material wealth. The affluence of the Capulets is apparent in the first act, when the stage is continually adomed, between scenes, for the family's banquet. First, before Juliet's initial appearance in 1.3, long crimson tapestries are unfurled from the gallery to coverthe cracked marble ofthe facade, and the bench is given an ornate cushion and the fountain a decorative cover

  • Romeo And Juliet: From Play To Big Screen

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    Shakespeare, it supports the original characters, themes, dialogue, and key issues of the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers. There were many differences among the two stories, among these differences were setting, weapons, the classic “Balcony Scene,” other new adoptions to the film, the concentration on the main characters of Romeo and Juliet, and the implementation of imagery to the storyline. First, the setting of the story is probably one of the biggest differences between the two stories

  • Franco Zefferelli's Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet

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    put an abstract, modern twist on Shakespeare's classic and created the 1996 version that raised millions of dollars in box office sales. Being that these two films are so different, I have chosen to compare them to one another, using the famed balcony scene as my focus. In the Franco Zefferelli adaptation, proceeding the extravagant Capulet party, Romeo walks down a dark stone path alone with his very boisterous friends trailing closely behind him. They sound drunken and unruly so Romeo seeks refuge

  • Immaturity in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    succeeding examples, fall in love quickly as a result of their naivety. Juliet is shown to be immature in a opening scene where her father tells the bride-seeking Paris his daughter is not old and grown-up enough to marry. "My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen the charge of fourteen years. . ." (Lines 8-9, Scene 2, Act 1). It is also shown during the balcony scene when she agrees to marry Romeo after knowing him only a day and she is not even sure herself that Romeo wants to marry

  • Comparing Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

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    character's feelings at the moment, it is my feeling that West Side Story's musical style brings the viewer/listener further into the play and makes the play more effective.  An example of this is when, in Act II, Scene II, of Romeo and Juliet, otherwise known as the balcony scene, Romeo expresses his thoughts in a sililoquy until Juliet shows up.  While in Romeo and Juliet all of this is spoken, in West Side Story, this is written as music shared between Maria and Tony. Another major

  • Romeo And Juliet Balcony Scene Analysis

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    (Romeo and Juliet) was directed by Baz Luhrmann and the original play was written and directed by William Shakespeare. In this essay I will be analysing the juxtaposition between the two. One of the two scenes I will be scrutinizing is the ‘balcony scene’; it is the second scene of Act 2. In this scene, Shakespeare attempts to portray a charming and mellow Romeo, ‘It is the east and Juliet is the sun’, representing Romeo’s feelings for Juliet. Furthermore, it deciphers that Juliet Shakespeare emphasises

  • Romeo and Juliet's Balcony Scene

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    leads to tragic consequences, such as their 'untimely death'. However, against the backdrop of hate blood and 'mutiny' lies the pure, innocent love of Romeo and Juliet. The plays most famous love scene, act 2 scene 2, shows these young lovers expressing an undying love. This beautiful and poetic scene has a thrilling element of danger, this is because Romeo is placing his life on the line by being in the Capulet orchard just to see his love Juliet. We as an audience know it is dangerous for them

  • Luhrmann's Movie Version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    get dreamy-eyed and sigh whenever the balcony scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet comes up in conversation. Juliet stands on her balcony, innocently murmuring about her meeting with Romeo while the very subject of her musings eagerly climbs the garden wall and trellis leading up to the object of his love, Juliet. Anyone viewing Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet will be sadly disappointed at first to see that the movie doesn't follow the traditional balcony scene. Instead the clandestine meeting and

  • Romeo and Juliet Movie comparison

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    didn’t have. The new movie used special effects to make up for the lack of good acting. My next difference is that the famous balcony scene isn’t on a balcony in the new one. Instead Juliet just wanders around the outside of a pool. If the movie didn’t have the balcony scene on a balcony what was the point of making the movie? You can’t take the balcony out of that scene and replace it with a pool. It’s like not having Darth Vader say, “Luke, I am your father.” Another difference between the movies

  • A Letter To Shakespeare

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    story for people today to read. One part that really stuck out to me was the very famous "balcony scene". Much of the language here could use some revision. For example, when Juliet says, "Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo?", I think it would be much better if she simply said something to the affect of "Romeo, where are you?" since that is practically all she is saying. And at the end of the balcony scene, instead of Juliet saying "Parting is such sweet sorrow," although that is very dramatic

  • Romeo and Juliet: Analysis of Balcony Scene

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    often exchange their praise and compliments that express their deep love for each other, and as an obsessed lover, Romeo uses Personification and Simile to adore Juliet's extraordinary beauty. After Romeo coincidentally found himself in Juliet's balcony, he expresses his adoration as he stated "Arise, fair sun and kill the envious moon" (I.ii.4-5). Sometime people would compare their lover's attributes with others to glorify the impression of their love ones. Evidently by using Personification, Romeo

  • Analysis Of Romeo And Juliet Balcony Scene

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    moments. However the most significant scene is the Balcony Scene in Ac t2 Scene 2. One of the biggest themes in this extract is love. Before this scene the Capulet household hold a ball where Romeo and Juleit for the first time. Equally; after this scene, Romeo goes to meet Friar Lawrance and this is the first time we see him. In short the balcony scene is where Romeo and Juliet deeply express their love for each other. The epitome of happiness in this scene is the Juliets soliloquy because of the

  • Romeo And Juliet Balcony Scene Essay

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    due to the two families’ feud. The balcony scene in Act2 Scene2 is also known as one of the most recognizable and memorable scenes in all of literature. After Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulet’s ball, they instantly fall in love. Romeo later hides in the Capulet’s orchard and overhears Juliet speak her emotions, he learns of her love for him. Juliet doesn’t know that Romeo is listening to her until he speaks aloud, nobody knows that the two lovers meet. This scene links two main plot events where

  • Analysis of Gerrit van Honthorst's Painting, Musical Group on a Balcony

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    Analysis of Gerrit van Honthorst's Painting, Musical Group on a Balcony The Dutch painter Gerrit van Honthorst was known in Rome as Gherardo delle Notti (Gerard of the Night Scenes) for his striking use of a single light source to illuminate a dark scene. He was successful in bringing Caravaggio’s lighting techniques with him to the North, influencing many painters, including Rembrandt. But his painting “Musical Group on a Balcony” is a departure from his customarily dark depictions. This piece

  • Balcony Scene in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Balcony Scene in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Right before this scene Romeo and Juliet had just met in the Capulet party. They danced and talked briefly in the party and Romeo learnt she was Capulet, and even worse she was a daughter of the house of Capulet. In this scene Romeo sneaks into the Capulet's orchard. Juliet's balcony overlooks the orchard. This is the scene where Romeo and Juliet get to talk properly. At the end they arrange for them to marry. There is always a sense

  • Balcony Scene in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Balcony Scene in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo appears beneath Juliet's Balcony, he needs to act cautiously because he is in his arch-rivals (Capulets) territory. As he opens his dialogue to Juliet he should speak quietly but with meaningful affection towards her. "But soft, what light through the yonder window breaks?" As he continues to describe Juliet and her features he becomes entranced in her beauty and her inner beauty, Romeo's speech praises Juliet as he describes

  • Jean Genet’s The Balcony

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    Jean Genet’s The Balcony The Methods of Cultural Appropriation in Jean Genet’s “The Balcony” The now-famous story of Jean Genet’s ascension to literary sainthood begins with an accusation. The young Genet, an orphan and an outcast in the rural Morvan, was subject to suspicion and, due to his dubious origins, finally accused of thievery. However, instead of shaking the label, Genet decided to embrace it to fulfill all the mordant potential that it promised. From this inaugurating act sprang

  • Language of Extremes in Romeo and Juliet

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    of Extremes in Romeo and Juliet "I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too sudden, Too like the lightning which doth cease to be Ere one can say it lightens." (2.1.159-162) Juliet prophesies her own doom from her balcony, an acknowledgment that does nothing to curb the rashness she identifies in their twenty-four hour meeting, engagement, and marriage. It is of course impossible to gauge Shakespeare’s personal interpretations of his characters’ actions, and since

  • Pillars of Salt, A Woman of Five Seasons and A Balcony Over the Fakihani

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    Pillars of Salt, A Woman of Five Seasons and A Balcony Over the Fakihani missing works cited “Maha, sister, my life is like candy-floss; fluffy and full from the outside, empty like this damned hospital room from the inside. And they called the candy-floss ‘girls-curls.’ It was like my life. A girl’s life. A fluffy lie for half a piaster. Ya-la-la.” (Faqir, 19) To many eyes, the women’s liberation movement in the Middle East is nothing more than a mere façade. The solidification of women’s