Act 4 Romeo and Juliet

Dramatic irony What literary element is it when Paris comes to Friar asking Friar to marry him to Juliet to make her stop grieving over Tybalt’s death?
He knew Juliet is already married to Romeo, therefore it would be a sin to marry her to Paris. In Friar’s aside: ” I would I knew not why it should be slowed—” in scene 1, what is he saying?
He claimed he loved her in scene 5 How does audience know Paris really did care for Juliet?
Friar is a religious man and suicide is an unforgivable sin, therefore, Shakespeare views suicide as a serious topic and it should not be discussed to just anyone. Since it is an unforgivable sin, having Romeo and Juliet talk to a holy Friar can turn the characters in the right direction to lead them in the right path away from that eternal damnation to hell. Why would Shakespeare choose to have Romeo and Juliet talk about their threats of such a mortal sin (suicide) in front of Friar? How does this reveal Shakespeare’s view of suicide?
It is too complicated with too many moving parts. The plan relies too much on chance and coincidence.Ex. Potion could not work: could kill Juliet or last for a less amount of time than planned.Ex. Nurse could refuse to leave Juliet alone in her chamber. Why is Friar’s plan a bad one? Give examples.
She might be trying to cover up by saying Juliet looks happy. When Juliet enters her house, what does Nurse point out? Why might she be doing this?
Capulet moves the date of Paris and Juliet’s wedding to Wednesday because he is used to getting what he wants from Juliet because she has always been obedient. Before, she was disobedient by not agreeing to marry Paris and Capulet was not used to that so now that she is saying she will marry Paris, Capulet is happy and sees the real, obedient Juliet that he knows. What is the first problem that occurs that messes up Friar’s plan? Why does this happen?
She is poised on the edge of action and thinks about the pros and cons about drinking the potion. She is afraid it will not work. If it doesn’t, will she get married to Paris? Will she wake before Romeo comes for her? She is also worried it might be poison because Friar resented her marrying Romeo. Juliet speaks a Shakespearean soliloquy in scene 3 before drinking the potion. How does she act and feel during this speech?
He might think they will refuse, so he doesn’t want to take that chance of not being able to move forward with his plan. Why would Friar not tell the families about Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage instead of involving them in a dangerous plan?
Tybalt’s ghost is seeking out Romeo to show Juliet her betrayal of her family by picking the Montague, Romeo, who is also Tybalt’s killer, over him and the rest of her family. Shakespearean audiences believed in ghosts, so Tybalt’s appearance as a ghost to Juliet would have had significance to the audience. With that said, why would Tybalt appear to Juliet before she drinks Friar’s potion?
Capulet calls nurse “good Angelica” now because she is on board with the wedding whereas before, she was on Juliet’s side. Who reveals Nurse’s real name? Why would this character call her this whereas before, this character was rude to her? What is Nurse’s real name?
When Juliet fakes her death, audience sees love and concern from Juliet’s mother and father. Lady Capulet calls Juliet “her only life” and tells her to wake up or “I will die with thee.” Her motherly instincts kick in. Lord Capulet calls her “the sweetest flower of all the field” and “his soul.” He also says his joys are buried with her. He now wishes she were with him, but before, he wished she would leave him because he threatened to disown her. When does audience finally see Lord and Lady Capulet’s true feelings toward Juliet? How has Capulet’s feelings towards Juliet changed from before when he threatened to disown her?
Maybe to prevent grief over a false death from gaining our sympathy. Shakespeare is saving the real sadness for the tragedy. Why do the expressions of grief over Juliet’s “death” sound mechanical and repetitive?
He breaks things up with a comic relief because this scene is where things start escalating. Why does Shakespeare go from scene one, which is serious when Friar makes plans to have Juliet fake her death in order to escape with Romeo to Mantua, to a busy and excited scene when the Capulets and Nurse are joking and busy getting ready for the wedding?
When Friar tells her his plan about the mixture she begs him to give it to her without thinking about whether it will actually work. She does this because she sees hope in being with Romeo again. Where do we see a chance in character for Juliet when she goes from being logical to rash?
She is becoming a woman by being more independent and mature. It also shows her loyalty to the Nurse is gone and now lies with her husband, Romeo. How do we see Juliet’s character evolve when she sends Lady Capulet and Nurse away when they enter her chamber?
It foreshadows something will go wrong, but it also shows another character change in Juliet. She is no longer rash like she was when she begged for the potion from Friar in scene 1. She is logical again because she is thinking about all of the possibilities of what could happen to her if she drinks the mixture. What is so important about Juliet’s soliloquy in act 3 before she drinks Friar’s potion?
He wants to give a roller coaster effect by bringing the audiences’ emotions up and down. He also wants to build suspense. In contrast to scene 3, which is stressful and worrisome as Juliet is about to drink the potion, Shakespeare again has a comic relief in scene four, which is peaceful as Nurse and the Capulets get ready for the wedding. Why does Shakespeare do this?
It shows Friar’s potion worked. What is the significance of Capulet’s speech in scene 5 lines 25-27: “Out alas! She’s cold,/ Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff;/ Life and these lips have long been separated.” ?
Dramatic irony because he knows Juliet is going to church as a corpse and not a bride. What literary element is revealed when Friar Lawrence asks if the bride (Juliet) is ready to go to church?
Death because he says Death laid with Juliet and is now her husband, which makes Death Capulet’s son-in-law and heir. What is Capulet personifying here in scene 5 lines 34-40: “Ready to go, but never to return./ O son, the night before thy wedding day/ Hath Death lain with thy wife. There she lies,/ Flower as she was, deflowered by him./ Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir;/ My daughter he hath wedded. I will die/ And leave him all. Life, living, is all Death’s.” ?
Paris is speaking like Romeo did in the beginning because Paris is being so dramatic over Juliet’s death. This makes audience feel somewhat sympathetic towards Paris because he really did love and care for her. “Beguiled, divorced, wronged, spited, slain!/ Most detestable Death, by thee beguiled,/ By cruel, cruel thee quite overthrown./ O love! O life!–not life, but love in death!” Who does Paris remind us of by speaking like this and how does this make the audience feel?
It is his role as a friar to be reasonable and give people hope. He also doesn’t want the Capulets and Paris to grieve too much because he knows, if his plan works, that they will be reunited with Juliet again. Why is Friar so reasonable and comforting to the Capulet family and Paris over Juliet’s “death”?

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