What does the repititon of "o blessed, blessed night!" show about Romeo's feelings for Juliet? Act 2, scene 2

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cldbentley eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Act II, Scene ii of Romeo and Juliet is often commonly referred to as the "balconey scene," since Juliet is positioned on the balconey outside her bedroom as she speaks with Romeo.  In this scene, Romeo and Juliet declare their (sudden) intense love for one another and agree to marry. They are so in love that they can hardly bear to part with one another. Romeo says,

O blessed, blessed night!  I am afeard,

Being in night, all this is but a dream,

Too flattering-sweet to be substantial.

He is telling Juliet how beautiful their love is and that it is so wonderful that he is afraid he'll wake up and find that it was only a dream.  Romeo blesses the night for being so sweet, which is a direct reflection of his feelings for Juliet.

copelmat eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The passion of the balcony scene reveals much about the feelings Romeo and Juliet feel for one another and foreshadow much of the impetuous emotion that drives their actions for the rest of the play. Clearly, throughout this scene, we see Romeo's love for Juliet. Just as important is how quickly he had forgotten his unrequited love for Rosaline and the depression from which he had suffered because of it. Romeo is "re-born" in this scene; he is a completely new person and is so overcome with emotion that he even questions himself whether this is all real or just a dream.