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Shakespeare cartoonified: Romeo and Juliet — Act II

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Here comes Act II! This is the act that contains the famous balcony-scene, in this case, horribly butchered and summarised by me.

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In Act III Romeo and Juliet are married, and their happiness seems assured. But this is a tragedy and it’s not meant to be. From this point on the play turns darker and darker and does not let up again.

In this act we see Romeo change almost instantaneously from a man who enjoys playing the role of the bereaved lover – while mostly only relishing in the chase of a hard-to-get girl – to a man who is honestly and truly in love. He was never really in love with Rosaline, as Friar Lawrence tells him directly. His impulsivity and all-or-nothing attitude has not left him though.

Juliet shares this attitude and his hastiness. Their behaviour can be read as the real antagonist in the play, as it is the thing that dooms them, more than any character does.

 

Romeo and Juliet
Introduction Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V

Act III will not be published next week, but on 8 July. Links will become available above as new parts are published.
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8 responses

  1. Pingback: Shakespeare cartoonified: Romeo and Juliet — Act I | CC

  2. I love this! I am just getting back to the computer after a long absence and I am so enjoying your posts. This actually looks like an assignment I gave to some of my ninth grade classes (although your cartoons are much nicer than my students!).

    June 25, 2015 at 01:31

    • Thank you, I’m so glad you’re enjoying them! 😀

      June 25, 2015 at 22:23

  3. Dee Jay

    Nice! 🙂

    June 25, 2015 at 05:44

  4. Pingback: Shakespeare cartoonified: Romeo and Juliet — Act III | CC

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