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Can I have a simple paraphrase of the balcony scene (Romeo and Juliet) referring to the...

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bilancia | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 24, 2011 at 4:47 PM via web

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Can I have a simple paraphrase of the balcony scene (Romeo and Juliet) referring to the first 80 lines?

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cldbentley | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted April 26, 2011 at 1:15 AM (Answer #1)

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After the Capulet party, at which Romeo and Juliet met, ends, Romeo makes his way into the Capulet orchard, where he hides from Benvolio and Mercutio until they leave.  Then, Romeo watches Juliet as she comes to a window, then out onto the balcony. 

As Romeo watches Juliet, he speaks about her beauty and how much he wishes he could touch her.  Without know that Romeo is nearby and is watching and listening to her, Juliet says that she would give up her family name if he loved her and that his is not a part of him and means nothing, since he would be just as wonderful, no matter what he was called. 

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