Romeo & Juliet ¨ Balcony Scene Character Comparison

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Balcony Scene (Act 2, Scene 1) in Romeo and Juliet is almost certainly the most famous scene throughout the world. The prevalent reason for it being famous is that this scene is the scene where the two lovers come together, took an oath for their love and plan to marry. This scene foreshadows the next scene, their marriage, which is tremendously important for the rest of the play. In my opinion, there is one more reason for gBalcony Sceneh to be famous. In this scene, Shakespeare reveals the characteristics of the protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, in their speeches secretly. If we analyze them, we see that despite their exalted love, Romeo and Juliet are quite opposite characters which seem like they can never get on well. However from the great attraction between them we can conclude that they complete each other. On one hand, Romeo is the irrational part of this complete couple. As we can understand from his words, his only interest seems to be Juliet. He is quite imaginative and finds marvelous metaphors and similes for Juliet: gIt is the east, and Juliet is the sun.h (2.1.45). he is impressed with her and wishes lots of thins about her –gO speak again, bright angelh (2.1.68), gO that I were a glove upon that hand/ That I might touch that cheek!h (2.1.66-67). Those wishes of Romeo also show that he is imaginative. In addition to him being imaginative, this also shows that he is lost in his love. To continue with Romeofs character we can say that he is not afraid of thee consequences of his actions, because he is blinded by his love for Juliet. As a proof, we can reference to 2.1.118-120: gAnd but thou love me, let them find me here;/ My life better ended by their hate/ Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.h. If we consider them as a Yin-Yang in which Yin and Yang (good and bad), in terms of confidence, Romeo would be gYinh. He is really self-confident as we can understand from his quote gTherefore thy kinsmen are no stop to meh...
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