Conflict Development in Romeo and Juliet, Part 6

Read the excerpt from Act III, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: The law that threaten’d death becomes thy friend, And turns it to exile; there art thou happy: A pack of blessings light upon thy back; Happiness courts thee in her best array; 150But, like a misbehav’d and sullen wench, Thou pout’st upon thy fortune and thy love. Take heed, take heed, for such die miserable. Go, get thee to thy love, as was decreed, Ascend her chamber, hence and comfort her; 155But look thou stay not till the watch be set, For then thou canst not pass to Mantua; Where thou shalt live, till we can find a time To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, Beg pardon of the prince, and call thee back 160With twenty hundred thousand times more joy Than thou went’st forth in lamentation. Which statement best describes Friar Laurence’s reaction to Romeo’s banishment? He urges Romeo to make the best of the situation.
Read the paragraph.As Gregor stood and joined the line of kids, he exhaled deeply. While the rest of the team was selected, his posture relaxed. Gradually, his heartbeat steadied, and he high-fived each new member that joined the team.The underlined words reveal Gregor’s relief.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Juliet: O! now be gone; more light and light it grows.Romeo: More light and light; more dark and dark our woes.How does Shakespeare use the motif of darkness? as a source of comfort
Read this excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Tybalt: Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford No better term than this,—thou art a villain. 35Romeo: Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting; villain am I none, Therefore farewell; I see thou know’st me not. Tybalt: Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries 40That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw. What complication is introduced in the excerpt? Tybalt is trying to start a sword fight with Romeo.
Read this excerpt from Act III, scene iv of Romeo and Juliet.Paris: These times of woe afford no time to woo. 10Madam, good-night: commend me to your daughter. Lady Capulet: I will, and know her mind early to-morrow; To-night she’s mew’d up to her heaviness. Therefore farewell; I see thou know’st me not. Capulet: Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender Of my child’s love: I think she will be rul’d 15In all respects by me; nay, more, I doubt it not. How does this complication contribute to the central conflict of the play? When the Capulets fail to consult Juliet, tension begins to build in her family.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Juliet: Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-brow’d night, Give me my Romeo: and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars,And he will make the face of heaven so fine 25That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun. In this excerpt, Shakespeare presents the motif of night as a caring, romantic figure.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Juliet: And bring in cloudy night immediately.Spread thy close curtain, love-performing night!That runaway’s eyes may wink, and RomeoLeap to these arms, untalk’d of and unseen!Which words and phrases from the passage support the motif of darkness? Check all that apply. cloudy night close curtaineyes may wink
Read this excerpt from a short story.Liam navigated the busy park, scanning the crowd for his friends. They had agreed to meet at the water slide, and soon the towering steps came into view. He spotted Rachel and Marco by the inner tubes, and soon the three were racing to the top of the slide. There were over a hundred wooden stairs to climb, but the friends usually climbed them without pause. This time, however, their progress was slowed by a surprising mid-day crowd. Spiraling up the stairs were dozens of eager park patrons, each gripping a slippery tube. Liam shook his head and told his friends they would need a little more patience than usual waiting for their favorite view from the top.What complication is introduced in the excerpt? Marco and his friends have to wait in a long line.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: Go hence; good-night; and here stands all your state: Either be gone before the watch be set, 175Or by the break of day disguis’d from hence: Sojourn in Mantua; I’ll find out your man, And he shall signify from time to time Every good hap to you that chances here. Give me thy hand; ’tis late: farewell; goodnight. 180The dark of night motif used in this excerpt creates a sense of urgency.
Which statements about literary motifs are true? Check all that apply. They appear repeatedly in texts.They help develop themes.They reveal meaning in the text. They influence the mood of the work.