|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
|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