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michaud | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 28, 2011 at 5:06 AM via web

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Who are 3 characters who forshadowed Romeo's and Juliet's death in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 28, 2011 at 5:25 AM (Answer #3)

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While there are many instances of foreshadowing to choose from, here are a few examples. Juliet foreshadows Romeos death as she watches Romeo decend from her chamber the morning after their wedding; she states " oh god, I have an ill devining soul. Me thinks i see thee as though art one so low as at the bottom of a thomb." Romeo foreshadows his own death as he argues with Mercutio about attending the ball; he states " I fear some consequence yet hanging in the stars." the friar foreshadows the deaths of Romeo and Juliet when he states that their love is like "fire and powder, which as they kiss consume."

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