What is an example of a commentary sentence from the play Romeo and Juliet?
Besides providing interpretation, a commentary sentence focuses closely on the text and on clarifying the meaning and significance of a text.
Commentary sentences would be helpful with respect to Act I, Scene 5, when Tybalt sees Romeo at the Capulet party. An incensed Tybalt then calls Romeo "a villain," and he says that he will not allow Romeo to be there. But his uncle, Lord Capulet, cautions him to leave Romeo alone:
He shall be endured:
What, goodman boy! I say, he shall: go to;
Am I the master here, or you? go to.
You'll not endure him! God shall mend my soul!
You'll make a mutiny among my guests! (1.5.75-79)
The commentary for the above passage could mention that this passage acts as foreshadowing for the confrontation between Tybalt and Romeo in Act III when they have a sword...
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