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What are the sililoqui in the play by the characters ?Please provide act, scene and who...

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Posted November 2, 2012 at 7:58 PM via web

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What are the sililoqui in the play by the characters ?

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npoore84 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:37 AM (Answer #1)

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A soliloquy is a speech that a character gives in which he/she is portraying her innermost thoughts and feelings. Only the members of the audience can know what he/she is thinking; none of the other characters know. 

There are quite a few in Romeo and Juliet. The most famous one is the balcony scene in Act II scene I where Juliet is displaying her thoughts and love for Romeo. 

In Act II Scene II, Romeo also gives a soliloquy about his feelings for Juliet. 

But soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!--

Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green,
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.--
It is my lady; O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!--
She speaks, yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses, I will answer it.--

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