Evidence: “In a minute there are many days” In this piece of evidence Juliet is giving an idea of how quick time is travelling and is showing that she is in a state of happiness. By saying...

Evidence: “In a minute there are many days”

In this piece of evidence Juliet is giving an idea of how quick time is travelling and is showing that she is in a state of happiness. By saying ‘minutes’ and ‘there are many days’ this is Juliet’s way of signifying how she feels about time, obviously there aren’t days in minutes, it’s impossible, so this is Shakespeare’s way of pointing out an exaggeration as there aren’t days in a minute

- OK. So this is what I wrote & I am completely stuck because I have no idea what to go on about, I mean I know that she feels down about time but I don't have a clue on what to explain in 'depth' about...

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The sentence "In a minute there are many days" shows that everything in the book of Romeo and Juliet is rushed; the way how Romeo and Juliet fall in love is rushed, their judgement is rushed, their decision of running away together is rushed, the decision of Juliet's marriage to Paris is rushed; in the last scene, Romeo's judgement of Juliet's "death" which is actually fainting is rushed.

I can't recall, but my teacher said that although the whole play takes only takes two hours to finish as seen in the prologue, there is actually a span of three days in the play; this also means Juliet and Romeo fall in love on the first day at very first sight; talk about running away together on the second day, and commit suicide on the third.

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