Lanuage Arts Test Romeo and Juliet/ Act 4

In Scene I of Act 4 There are many instances of dramatic irony in lines 1-43. All instances relate to Paris’s lack of knowledge about Juliet’s marriage to Romeo. The following chart indicates the discrepancies between Paris’s beliefs and the truth. Illustrate your understanding of dramatic irony by completing the following chart, indicating what the audience knows and what Paris does not. None
The Apparent Situation (what appears to be true): Friar Lawrence Friar Laurence to Paris:” On Thursday,sir? The time is very short.” (line 1) What the Audience Know( the reality): He is worried about getting Romeo and Juliet together.
Paris believes that Juliet “weeps for Tybalt’s death.”(line 6) She is crying because Romeo was banished.
Paris calls Juliet “my lady and my wife.”(line 18) She really is not his wife because she is married to Romeo already.
Juliet to Paris: [My face] “is not mine own.”(line 36) She putting a false making and lying.
Paris to Juliet and the Friar: “God shield I should disturb devotion.” (line 41) To get a plan and not be devoted at all.
2. List at least three things that Juliet says she would rather do than marry Paris. 1. She would rather than die/ pull a knife off herself, 2.Leap off a tower and, 3. Lurks where serpents are
3. Lines 89-120 ease Juliet’s fears and are very important to the plot. Rewrite this passage in your own words, emphasizing important details. 1. She will agree to marry Paris,2. She will drink the potion before going to bed,3.She will pretend to die and, 4.Will meet up with Romeo and run away together
4. Does Scene 1 conclude on a positive or negative note? Explain. Scene 1 concludes with a positive note because she figured out the plan, pretend to die, and then meet up with Romeo and live happily ever after with him.
Scene 2, 1. What is the purpose of the comic relief at the scene’s beginning? The purpose of the comic relief at the scene’s beginning is the finger licking was a moment of relief to exhale or calm down.
Up to this point in the play, Juliet hasn’t actually lied to her father. However,she deliberately deceives him now. What line or lines showcase her lies? The lines that showcase her lies are ” I met the youthful lord at Laurence’s cell; And gave him what becomed love I might; Not steeping o’er the bounds of modesty.” She is lying because she is not going to marry Paris really.
There is more dramatic irony in this scene. Give one example and explain the irony. One example of that is lines 33-35 Juliet says to the Nurse “Nurse, will go with me into my closet; To help me sort such needful ornaments; As you think fit to furnish me tomorrow?” Nurse thinks she is getting married but really she is getting ready for her funeral.
1. Scene 3, What is a soliloquy? Where can we find one in Scene 3? A soliloquy is speech in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud. We can find one at the last two pages in Scene 3 when Juliet is talking to herself aloud.
What does Juliet reveal she is afraid of? Do you think her fears are valid or invalid? Juliet reveals she is afraid of 1.Waking up to early to the tomb, 2. Friar Laurence is trying to kill her, 3.The potion will not work. I think her fears are invalid and that she is thinking too much about the bad things that can happen and letting her emotions take over.
Why do you think Juliet doesn’t join Romeo in Mantua once he is banished or as soon as she discovers she is engaged to Paris? What reasons can you give to explain the fact that she doesn’t leave? I think Juliet doesn’t join Romeo in Mantua once he is banished because she does not want to leave her family behind. Also does not leave after she realizes she is engaged to Paris because she could be seen by people and they could figure out she is escaping to see Romeo. The Friar Lawrence could tell everybody Juliet’s plan.
Scene 5, 1. The first 13 lines are filled with dark,dramatic irony. Why are these lines necessary to the play? These lines are necessary to the play because they show sadness, despair, and portray Juliet’s death.
2. Capulet speaks in figurative language in lines 28-29 when referring to the death of Juliet:”Death lies on her like an untimely frost / Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”Why are his images and figurative language effective? His images and figurative language effective because the first part of the quote means that he was not ready for his daughter to die at such an early age and is showing his emotion of sadness and despair.
3. In Capulet’s closing words, you see him turn ‘festival’ to ‘funeral’. Give two examples of the changes he makes to accommodate Juliet’s death. 1. The flowers they were going to use for the wedding are now for her funeral/ will be put on her buried corpse 2.The instruments that were going to be played are now the sounds of sadness
4. What does Shakespeare do to maintain suspense in this scene? Shakespeare does to maintain suspense in this scene is he showed figurative lanuage and did not give any bid details away as to what is going to happen next in the story.

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