Suspense in Romeo and Juliet, Part 7

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s, 70Sups the fair Rosaline, whom thou so lov’st,With all the admired beauties of Verona:Go thither; and, with unattainted eyeCompare her face with some that I shall show,And I will make thee think thy swan a crow._____________________________________________________________________________________Benvolio is a comic figure in this excerpt because he makes light of Romeo’s heartache.
Read the excerpt from Act I, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Nurse: Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour. Lady Capulet: She’s not fourteen. Nurse: I’ll lay fourteen of my teeth— And yet to my teen be it spoken I have but four— She is not fourteen. How long is it now 20To Lammas-tide? Lady Capulet: A fortnight and odd days. Nurse: Even or odd, of all days in the year,Come Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen._____________________________________________________________________________________The nurse can be viewed as a comic figure in the excerpt because of her roundabout answer.
Read the excerpt from Act IV, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Capulet: Now, afore God! this reverend holy friar, All our whole city is much bound to him. Juliet: Nurse, will you go with me into my closet, To help me sort such needful ornaments 35As you think fit to furnish me to-morrow? Lady Capulet: No, not till Thursday; there is time enough. Capulet: Go, nurse, go with her. We’ll to church to-morrow. [Exeunt JULIET and Nurse] ____________________________________________________________________________________ This is an example of dramatic irony because the audience knows that Juliet does not intend to follow through with the wedding.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Lady Capulet: But much of grief shows still some want of wit. Juliet: Yet let me weep for such a feeling loss. 80Lady Capulet: So shall you feel the loss, but not the friend Till thou shalt know the reason of my love: Which you weep for. Juliet: Feeling so the loss, I cannot choose but ever weep the friend. Lady Capulet: Well, girl, thou weep’st not so much for his death, 85As that the villain lives which slaugher’d him. Juliet: What villain, madam? Lady Capulet: That same villain, Romeo. Juliet: [Aside.] Villain and he be many miles asunder. God pardon him! I do, with all my heart; 90_____________________________________________________________________________________This an example of dramatic irony because Lady Capulet does not understand that Juliet is crying for Romeo.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, how do Romeo and Juliet fit the literary archetype of star-crossed lovers? _____________________________________________________________________________________Check all that apply. They are in love.Their relationship is doomed.Their families disapprove of their love.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Tybalt: Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries 40That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw Romeo: I do protest I never injur’d thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love: And so, good Capulet, which name I tender 45As dearly as my own, be satisfied. _____________________________________________________________________________________Why is this an example of dramatic irony? because Tybalt is unaware that Romeo has married a Capulet
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: Here comes Romeo, here comes Romeo.20Mercutio: Without his roe, like a dried herring. O flesh, flesh, how art thou fishified! Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in: Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her; Dido a dowdy; Cleopatra a gipsy; Helen and Hero hildings and harlots; Thisbe, a grey eye or so, but not to the purpose. Signior Romeo, bon jour! there’s a French salutation to your French slop. You gave us the counterfeit fairly last night.Romeo: Good morrow to you both. What counterfeit did I give you?Mercutio: The slip, sir, the slip; can you not conceive?_____________________________________________________________________________________How does Mercutio offer comic relief in this excerpt? NOT: by explaining romantic figures from history
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is an antagonist because he is a? contrary character who creates conflict.
Read the excerpt from Act IV, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Capulet: Good faith! ’tis day:The county will be here with music straight,For so he said he would. [Music within.] I hear him near.Nurse! Wife! what, ho! What, nurse, I say!30Re-enter Nurse.Go waken Juliet, go and trim her up;I’ll go and chat with Paris. Hie, make haste,Make haste; the bridegroom he is come already:Make haste, I say. [Exeunt.]_____________________________________________________________________________________This scene is an example of dramatic irony used to create suspense since the audience knows that the nurse will be unable to rouse Juliet.
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Romeo: We met we woo’d and mad eexchange of vow, I’ll tell thee as we pass; but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us to-day. Friar Laurence: Holy Saint Francis! what a change is here; Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, 70So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. Jesu Maria! what a deal of brine Hath wash’d thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline; How much salt water thrown away in waste, 75To eason love, that of it doth not taste! _____________________________________________________________________________________How does Friar Laurence support the archetype of mentor in the excerpt? by discouraging a hasty course of action