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What is the rising action in Act 2 of "Romeo and Juliet"?would it be that part where...

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evona27 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 2, 2009 at 5:24 AM via web

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What is the rising action in Act 2 of "Romeo and Juliet"?

would it be that part where Romeo goes up to Juliet's balcony and also when they get married...????? is this right? are these the rising actions??

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

Posted March 2, 2009 at 5:54 AM (Answer #1)

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The rising action is the point in which the complications are added to the conflict which is originally brought about in the exposition.  In the case of a Shakespeare play, the rising action is usually all of the events that take place in Act 2.  In "Romeo and Juliet", it is the events in Act 2 from the balcony scene to the Nurse's search for Romeo's response to Juliet's proposal to the marriage of the two at the end of the act that makes up the rising action.  The climax then occurs in Act 3.

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