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in act 3 sc. 2 in lines 1-31 what is the meaning of what juliet is saying?

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First, in order to understand this scene, you must have knowledge of the mythical Phaeton & Phoebus to whom Juliet is referring in the first four lines of 3.2: "Gallop apace, you-fiery footed steeds, / Towards Phoebus' lodging. Such a waggonner / As Pheaeon would whip you to the west / And bring in cloudy night immediately."

Phoebus was the Sun God. His brash young son, Phateon, convinces his father to let him borrow his chariot and drive it around the sun. Phaeton, however, is too inexperienced and lacks the ability to control the incredibily strong horses. The chariot runs wild without an...

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