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Keyword or phrase from summary act 1

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Posted September 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM via web

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Keyword or phrase from summary act 1

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aszerdi | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted September 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM (Answer #1)

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The following quote/ phrases are from the fifth scene of Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet. They are the culmination of all the action in the play thus far and offer a kind of summary as well. Juliet has just met Romeo and discover that he is a Montague and enemy of her family. She realizes that her marriage to Paris would lead to a kind of spiritual death after feeling so alive upon meeting Romeo. Furthermore, the major conflict of the entire play, that Juliet has "loved a loathed enemy," is established and clarified.

JUL: Go ask his name.—If he be married,
My grave is like to be my wedding bed. JUL: Go ask his name. if he is married,
My grave is likely to be my wedding-bed. NURSE: His name is Romeo, and a Montague,(145)
The only son of your great enemy. NURSE: His name is Romeo, and a Montague;
The only son of your great enemy. JUL: My only love, sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me
That I must love a loathed enemy.(150)

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