D$ Romeo and Juliet Acts IV and V

What would Juliet rather do than marry Paris? -O bid me leap rather than marry Paris-or walk in thievish ways-or bid me lurk where serpents are-chain me with roaring bears-hide me nightly in a charnel house (foreshadowing: when she dies in vault, she will live w/ dead ancestors bones)-hide me with a dead man in his shroud (foreshadowing: put in slab right next to Tybalt)(LET THE LOONY BEARS NEVER DIE)
shroud cloth, linen
8 step plan 1. Juliet: give consent to marry Paris2. J must be sure to lie in bed alone (w/o Nurse)3. J must drink a vial of poison4. J will continue (remain) in a state of “borrowed likeness of shrunk death” for 42 hours5. Paris and her parents will find Juliet and think she’s dead6. J will not be put in a coffin; she will be placed in an ancient vault above ground7. Friar will let R know whats going on by letters8. R and Friar will watch her wake and then they will go to MantuaCATS ALWAYS PISS CATS PISS VIOLENTLY LET ME
Capulet changes wedding day wedding date from Thursday to Wednesday; because he fears Juliet will change her mind; wants to make J happy and replace T’s deathFriar has less time to get message to Romeo
If Juliet wakes up too early (if potion doesn’t work, then she will kill herself)-“shall I not then be stifled in the vault and die strangled ere my Romeo comes”-might be terrified because she is in the vault “with buried ancestors, with bloody Tybalt, and with night spirits”-she might b terrified because of loathsome smells and what she hears “shrieks like mandrakes”-She might become so distraught that she -“and madly play with with my forefathers’ joints” “and pluck the mangles Tybalt from his shroud” “and in this rage, with some great kinsman’s bone as with a club dash out my desperate brains” -be so upset that she’ll pull Tybalt out, play with his bones and beat herself with a bone-does not think of Romeo coming too earlySTOP ATTACKS LIKE DOGS FRED BURNS
J’s toast Romeo, Romeo, Romeo I drink to thee
Cap when he sees dead J “Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field”death=frostjuliet=flower
Romeo’s dream REREAD CAREFULLY “I dreamt my lady came and found me dead… and breathed such life with kisses in my lips that I revived and was an emperor” -mouth to mouth; breathes life into himIRONY: instead of J finding R dead, R will find J ‘dead’ instead of restoring life to Romeo with a kiss, R will take his own life (kiss is last thing he does)”Thus, with a kiss I die”
Letters from the Friar “Dost thou not bring me letters from the Friar?””Hast though no letters from the Friar?”-only way Romeo would know she’s not dead
Fate R says, “Then I defy you, stars!’-if fate separates them in life, he will go against fate and kill himself to be with Juliet
Buying poison (REREAD R’S SPEECH TO APOTHECARY) “O mischief, thou art swift/to enter in the thought of desperate men”-mischief=thoughts to take poison-poison from apothecary -poor, R knows he’ll do it for $-forty ducats (coin w/ Duke)
F’s oxymoron to describe Juliet living corse (corpse->dead)
Paris’ mourning “sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew… the obsequies that I for thee will keep Nightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep”-Paris @ Cao tomb to mourn Juliet: strew flowers and weep-P:what could have been=respectful, outside tomb; doesn’t die R:love=doesn’t accept boundaries; goes inside, dies
inexorable impossible to stop
unhallowed unholy
vengeance revenge
cynical low motives to others’ acitions
R sending away Balthasr empty tigers: hungry tigers who haven’t had anything to eatempty tigers/roaring sea:-more angry and wild than a hungry animal or the sea; can’t stop him
P and R Paris believed Romeo comes to desecrate the bodies-stop thy unhallowed toil, vile Montague Can vengeance be pursued farther than death?”motive=vengeance parallel: Tybalt: attends ball to scorn Mercutio: refuses to fight bc scared
R kills P “O give me thy hand/One writ with me in sour misfortune’s book”-R thinks P and R victims of fate
lanthorn thin horn cut w/ light inside”a grave? oh no, a lanthorn”
R seeing dead J “Death hath sucked the honey of thy breath/Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty”-implied metaphor/flower imagery: death=bee J=flower
Crimson cheeks beauty’s ensign yet/is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeksand death’s pale flag is not advanced theretiming is off: getting color back
toasting “here’s to my love””Romeo, Romeo, Romeo, I drink to thee”
“I will kiss thy lips” wants to kiss him, wants to get poison to die
“thy lips are warm” timing off; recently dead
J commits suicide w/ R’s dagger
scourge to cause suffering
“see what a scourge is laid upon your hate/that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love” -Escalus two people they loved died due to hate; R & J born into hate and die bc they love each other
enmity hatred
“poor sacrifices of our enmity” -Cap sacrifice:w/o blemishend plague; draughtJuliet is young and w/o blemish; pure and innocentdied to end feud
end of week fri, 6th day
“For never was a story of more _, than this of Juliet and her _ woe, Romeo
Essays 1. ROMEO’S TWO DREAMS – one before he sees Juliet for first time, one before he sees her for last time. 2. THE FRIAR’S VIEWS ABOUT ROMANTIC LOVE (II,6).3. THE NURSE’S VIEWS ABOUT ROMANTIC LOVE – especially after Juliet first falls in love.4. JULIET’S INTENSE FEELINGS ABOUT ROMEO (II, 2 and II,6).

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