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Romeo and Juliet

To translate this quote into Modern English, Juliet is saying, "My only love springs from my only hate! I saw him too early when I didn't know him, and now I realize who he is too late! This is a...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2007 10:09 am UTC

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In this lively scene, Romeo runs into Benvolio and Mercutio. Although both friends think Romeo is still pining for Rosaline, he, of course, has fallen in love with Juliet. Therefore, he is in...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 9:26 pm UTC

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In these lines, Juliet displays her lack of understanding of the affairs of the heart. Lady Capulet is determined that her daughter should get married to Paris, a young man from a very good family....

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 12:18 pm UTC

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The Prologue merely refers to the feud between the Montagues and Capulets as an "ancient grudge" with no further explanation as to why the two families hate each other. We learn too that the feud...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2017 2:53 am UTC

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In a play, dramatic irony is where we, the audience, know something that the characters on stage do not. By the time we've reached act 2 of Romeo and Juliet, for instance, we know that Romeo has...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2021 10:53 am UTC

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Act III, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet shows us a few things about Juliet's relationship with her parents.The first we see is that Juliet does not trust her mother in the same way that she trusts her...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2012 7:46 am UTC

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While we might want to believe there is an ocean of difference between the love Romeo felt for Rosaline and the love he felt for Juliet, it is almost impossible to say that there is any difference...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2021 10:39 am UTC

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There are dozens of oxymorons in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. An oxymoron is a rhetorical device that combines two words that appear contradictory. In his plays, William...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 9:34 pm UTC

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Comic relief provides an interlude in a tragic world. In Romeo and Juliet there are two comic figures, the Nurse and Mercutio. In fact, Mercutio is more than comic, and is such an interesting...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2013 3:23 pm UTC

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In Act 3, scene 5, Juliet pleads with the Nurse for guidance. Romeo has been banished and Juliet's parents are trying to make her marry Paris. The Nurse says to Juliet: I think it best you married...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2021 10:56 am UTC

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Act 3 of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet is fraught with foreshadowing from beginning to end. The hints, clues, and implications of events that happen later in the play...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2020 5:02 pm UTC

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It's important to remember that Juliet is a 13-year-old girl when the play opens. She looks to the Friar as a trusted and reliable source of guidance. When she shows up for her marriage, the good...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 4:48 am UTC

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An Aside is when a character in a play speaks to the audience though there are other characters on stage. The other characters do not hear the aside. It reveals the character's private thoughts....

Latest answer posted August 30, 2016 9:14 pm UTC

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The main difference between the plays is that Pyramus and Thisbe’s parents hated each other, but there was no feud. It is a tale as old as time. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2016 4:29 pm UTC

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The Nurse is Juliet's closest companion and confidante in Shakespeare's Romeo Juliet. Juliet confides in the Nurse about her most intimate secrets, especially her love for Romeo. She is, in fact,...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2016 5:55 am UTC

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I think Shakespeare wants the audience to believe this is love at first sight. After all, in the first lines of the play, they are referred to as the "star-crossed lovers," meaning they were fated...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2020 2:56 am UTC

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At first, the Nurse, who is Juliet's confidant and knows all about her relationship with Romeo, supports the young couple and advises Juliet to not listen to her parents and to listen to her heart...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2021 10:48 am UTC

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Love and hate are intertwined throughout Romeo and Juliet. In act 1, scene 1, as a street brawl erupts between the Montagues and Capulets, the level-headed Benvolio tries to stop the fighting. He...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2021 11:08 am UTC

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One of the key reasons which supports the position that Romeo and Juliet are to blame for their own deaths is that they are both well aware of the longstanding hatred between their two families....

Latest answer posted March 5, 2021 11:07 am UTC

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Romeo's greatest tragic flaw is his immaturity, which in turn means that he makes irrational choices, ignores good advice, and, crucially, does not know how to love well or wisely. At the beginning...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2021 11:23 am UTC

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The main conflict in the play is undoubtedly that between the two warring Verona families, the Montagues and the Capulets. These noble houses have been at each other's throats for years and there's...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2020 10:37 am UTC

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This is a quote by Tybalt in Act 1, scene 1 of “Romeo and Juliet”. In the very beginning of the play, servants of the Capulet house and those of the Montague house are arguing over which family is...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2009 11:33 am UTC

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The final words of the star-crossed lovers occur in act 5, scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence has supplied Juliet with a potion designed to induce a coma "for two and forty hours" to allow...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2019 10:27 am UTC

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Of course in the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, Friar Laurence is thinking of the sedative properties of plants, among other things. The relationships between plants and people are...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2010 12:35 am UTC

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There is plenty of blame to be spread for Romeo and Juliet's death, but Lord Capulet's role in it is his insistence that Juliet marry Paris almost immediately after Tybalt's death. Capulet...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 9:29 am UTC

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There are several quotes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that suggest Romeo perhaps was not in love with Juliet but was attracted by her beauty and, as an immature young boy of about 16,...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 12:22 pm UTC

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What example of young love doesn't contain many examples of hyperbole?!? Of course, William Shakespeare's play is the perfect example. It is perfection in the devotion of young love and,...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2014 3:19 am UTC

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It is notable that it is Juliet who first proposes the idea of marriage. Though still very young, even she knows that a woman in her position needs to protect herself, needs the security and...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2021 12:51 pm UTC

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The Prince of Verona first warns the street brawlers to throw their weapons to the ground "on pain of torture." He then says: If ever you disturb our streets again,Your lives shall pay the forfeit...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2021 11:35 am UTC

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In act 1, scene 1, a street brawl ensues between the Montagues and the Capulets for the third time in recent history and Prince Escalus arrives on the scene to issue a severe warning to both...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2021 11:13 am UTC

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In the final scene, the Prince speaks rightly when he blames Lords Capulet and Montague for not only Romeo's and Juliet's deaths, but also for the deaths of the Prince's own relatives. The Prince...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 5:06 am UTC

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In Act 3, Scene 1, Romeo killed Tybalt in order to avenge Mercutio's death. In Act 3, Scene 2, the audience is aware that Juliet's husband is responsible for killing Juliet's cousin, but Juliet...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2015 6:54 am UTC

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Assigning blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is a never-ending and ultimately futile endeavor. Juliet's nurse enables Juliet in her plans to marry Romeo and be with him after he's banished...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 3:16 pm UTC

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The death of the two infatuated lovers is truly tragic and illustrates how impetuousness can lead to rash decision-making with disastrous consequences. Because Romeo and Juliet were caught in the...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2017 11:27 am UTC

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Romeo has a fairly typical relationship with his parents. If you look at the beginning of the play, Lady Montague wants to know where Romeo is, if his cousin has seen him that day... His father...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2007 1:10 am UTC

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When the Nurse asks her servant, Peter, to hand her her fan (she's hot and wants to fan herself), Mercutio says, Good. Peter, to hide her face, for her fan's the fairer face. (2.4.52–53) In...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2018 12:50 pm UTC

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The previous post mentioned that a part of Juliet's independence is tied to her thoughts, opinions, and her choices. I think one good quote that shows Juliet's independent spirit early in the play...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2017 2:01 pm UTC

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Direct characterization involves an explicit statement which tells the audience about a character's personality or feelings, using the thoughts of other characters. In a novel, the narration could...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2017 2:39 pm UTC

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The quotation "Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean" appears in the prologue of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The meaning of the quotation lies beneath Shakespeare's clever play on words....

Latest answer posted February 4, 2021 2:51 pm UTC

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There are examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony in Act III. In the first scene of Act III, we witness situational irony when Mercutio teases Benvolio and counsels him not to start a...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2017 6:35 am UTC

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet doesn't begin with foreshadowing, but with foretelling. CHORUS. ...From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;Whose...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 9:12 pm UTC

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When Juliet speaks to Romeo from her balcony, she professes her love for him, but she expresses hesitation for overhasty promises due to the suddenness of his appearance and the tenuous nature of...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2017 6:28 pm UTC

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In the opening scene of the play, a civil brawl breaks out in the streets of Verona between the Capulets and Montagues, which are both honorable families engaged in a longstanding feud. When Prince...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2021 10:49 am UTC

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Various friendships are implied throughout Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Benvolio and Mercutio are friends with Romeo. The Nurse is Juliet's closest friend and confidant and she is also close to...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2016 8:44 pm UTC

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You see an entire play on the word goose in this exchange between Romeo and Mercutio. Think about the ways that we today use the word goose. We could use is to say someone is leading us to go all...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2010 5:49 am UTC

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There are two common kinds of oxymoron: the phrase and the sentence. An oxymoron combines words that are contradictory to each other in order to express an idea, whether humorous or tragic, that...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2016 6:24 am UTC

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The gap between youth and old age generates a good deal of tension in Romeo and Juliet and, to a large extent, drives the plot to its tragic conclusion. Young and old are shown to be incapable of...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2021 11:04 am UTC

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Romeo employs the language of courtly love when he sees Juliet for the first time in Act I, Scene 5, and he is smitten by her beauty. At the masque for Juliet Capulet, Romeo, who has sneaked in,...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2017 3:31 am UTC

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In Act II, scene iii, Friar is speaking of the power of plants when he notes that the plant has several powers. Plants can be medicinal, and they can be poisonous. As he finishes he uses a metaphor...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2010 9:21 am UTC

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In the beginning of Act 1 scene 1 Romeo admits to his friend Benvolio that he is depressed because he is in love with a woman who does not love him. He tells of Rosaline, her beauty and her...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2007 5:08 am UTC

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