Romeo & Juliet Act 2.6

By: Marcos Albarracin

Summary 2.6

In act two, scene six in the opening scene Friar Lawrence pray's that nobody be punished for this secret marriage. Friar Lawrence also mentions one major thing; “These violent delights have violent ends and, in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they kiss, consume." 1st off "These violent delights” is an oxymoron. But also the big picture Friar Lawrence is trying to explain is that fire plus powder equals an explosion, Romeo being the fire and Juliet being the powder.

Reasoning For The song

The reasoning for choosing this song is because of the instrumentals and how smooth and relaxing it was. It reminds me of Romeo and Juliet when there with each other. But the major reason I chose this song was for the soul purpose that the lyrics mean something if you compare them to Romeo and Juliet. For many of these quotes/lyrics other people might see that there's more than one way to look at it. “People say we shouldn’t be together..." This reflects on how Romeo and Juliet are not supposed to be with each other because of the family feud. Another one that pops up in the song frequently is “‘Cause this love is only getting stronger..." This is showing how Juliet wants Romeo and her love to blossom and get stronger. This quote catches my eye the most because it say's " They don’t know about the up all nights" which I believe resembles how Romeo and Juliet plan to sneak out to be with each other at night. Finally my last quote is " They don’t know what you’ve done to my heart." this quote symbolically represents and shows that before Juliet, Romeo was figuratively dead but she woke him up out of his depression and now Romeo's heart is filled with love by Juliet.