Conflict Development in Romeo and Juliet, Part 6

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 setOr y the break of day disguis’d from hence:Sojourn in Mantua; I’ll find out your man,And he shall signify from time to timeEvery good hap to you that chances here.Give me thy hand; ’tis late: farewell; goodnight.The dark of night motif used in this excerpt creates a sense of urgency.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Lady Capulet: Marry, my child, early next Thursday mornThe gallant, young, and noble gentleman,The Count Paris, at Saint Peter’s church,Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride.Juliet: Now, by Saint Peter’s church, and Peter too,He shall not make me there a joyful bride.I wonder at this haste; that I must wedEre he that should be husband comes to woo.I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam,I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swearIt shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate,Rather than Paris.What conclusion can be drawn about Juliet based on her reaction to her pending wedding? She is stubborn and willful.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: Hence from Verona art thou banished.Be patient, for the world is broad and wide.Romeo: There is no world without Verona walls,But purgatory, torture, hell itself.Hence banished is banish’d from the world,And world’s exile is death; then ‘banished,’Is death mis-term’d. Calling death ‘banished,’Thou cutt’st my head off with a golden axe,And smil’st upon the stroke that murders me.Which statement best describes Romeo’s reaction to the news that he will be banished from Verona? He expresses outrage about life without Juliet.
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 fineThat 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.
Most complications unfold during a plot’s rising action
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 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? x as a cause for fear
Read this excerpt from Act III, scene iv of Romeo and Juliet.Paris: These times of woe afford no time to woo.Madam, 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 tenderOf my child’s love: I think she will be rul’dIn 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: 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 nightclose curtaineyes may winkunseen
Read the paragraph.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.

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