INTRO: 4 BODY PARAGRAPHS:         1 – Language (Metaphor) Shakespeare uses metaphors to convey his idea that Romeo is being controlled by a higher power such as God. ‘He that hath steerage of my course, direct my sail’. Romeo refers to himself as a vessel. By the use of the capital ‘H’, we […]

Romeo and Juliet soliloquy O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor […]

Act 5, Scene 1 Location: Mantua (City in Italy) Characters: Romeo, Balthasar, Apothecary Time: Wednesday morning Events: Romeo asks Balthasar if he has any letters from Friar Lawrence and if Juliet is well. Balthasar informs Romeo that Juliet is dead in the Capulet tomb. Romeo decides to go back to Verona and see Juliet, so […]

Act 4, Scene 1 Location: Friar Lawrence’s cell Character: Paris, Friar Lawrence, Juliet. Time: Tuesday Morning Events: Paris and Juliet talk for the first time. Paris can tell that Juliet has been crying a lot and he doesn’t like it because he says that he basically owns her face, and by crying, she is abusing […]

Act 3, Scene 1  Location: A public place Characters: Benvolio, Mercutio, Tybalt, Romeo, Officer, Prince, Lady Capulet Time: Monday Afternoon Events: Mercutio was mad that Romeo refused Tybalt’s challenge and a fight begins. In the fight, Mercutio (by Tybalt) and Tybalt are killed (by Romeo). Prince declares that Romeo is banished from Verona. ‘O, I […]

Act 2, Scene 1 Location: Outside Capulet’s orchard Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio Time: Late Sunday night Events: Romeo goes back to Capulet’s house and Benvolio and Mercutio are looking for him. They are calling out to him and they are joking about Romeo’s love for Rosaline, as they don’t know about Juliet yet. They think […]

Act 1, Scene 4 True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air And more inconstant than the wind, who woos Even now the frozen bosom of the north, And, being angered, puffs away from thence, […]

Act 1, Scene 4  I fear too early, for my mind misgives. Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels, and expire the term Of a despisèd life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death. But He that hath the steerage of […]

Act 1, Scene 1 Location: A street in Verona Characters: Capulet boys, Montague boys, Benvolio, Tybalt, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Prince, Montague, Romeo Time: Sunday Morning Events: The prince intercedes on a street brawl between Benvolio and Tybalt and their men. He will put to death anyone who brawls again on the streets. Montague sends Benvolio […]

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