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In the line "I'll look to like, if looking liking move" (Act I, Scene iii) does "look"...

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iloveyou4ever577 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 1, 2007 at 3:53 AM via web

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In the line "I'll look to like, if looking liking move" (Act I, Scene iii) does "look" carry the meaning of expect, examine, or appear?

the question is:
In this line, the word "look" carries the meaning of
I. expect
II. examine
III. Appear

a) I only
b)II only
c)I and II only
d)II and III only
e)I, II, and III

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 1, 2007 at 10:49 AM (Answer #1)

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Good question. It mainly means examine and expect, though she and Shakespeare choose this word to all the impression of all three. Juliet will look, literally, at Paris. She will then examine him. She will expect, in the sense of hope, to like him. She was also appear to like him, since she has been raised to be polite and dutiful.

All three, then.

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