Mini Essay Plans on Romeo and Juliet

How does Romeo change over the course of the play? Thesis: Shakespeare creates the feeling that Romeo deletions as a character throughout the play.Paragraph 1: At the beginning Romeo is moping around about love and hate because he’s infatuated with Rosaline. When he and Benvolio crash a Capulets party.’Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs’ ‘N’ever saw her match since first the world begun”One fairer than my love?’ Paragraph 2: Middle of the play Tybalt insults Romeo, and Romeos attempts to be calm fails. Both Mercutio and Tybalt end up dead, and Romeo has to flee Verona.’Doth she not think me an old murderer”Tybalt murdered, Doting like me and like me banished”Say ‘death’, For exile hath more terror in his look’Paragraph 3: Paris tries to stop Romeo from entering Juliet’s tomb, so Romeo kills him. Romeo embraces Juliet’s dead body, drinks the poison, and dies giving her a final kiss.’How oft when men are at the point of death”Death’s pale flag is not advanced there’ ‘That unsubstantial death is amorous’
Explore the theme of death in this play. Thesis: Shakespeare uses death to highlight your commonality as the human race.Paragraph 1: Brings peace between the two families once death has occurred ‘This is my daughters jointline, for no more’Paragraph 2: Death shows how powerful the characters are even after they had died.’Than this of Juliet and her Romeo’Paragraph 3: Friar Lawerence uses dramatic irony throughout the play.’Poor living corse, clos’d in a dead mans tomb’ – Act 4 scene4
Explore the presentation of Nurse throughout the play Thesis: Shakespeare presents the Nurse as affectionate and single-minded woman.Paragraph 1: Beginning of the play, Nurse makes it clear that she has been the one that has cared for and brought up Juliet, not Lady Capulet.’Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour”She’s not fourteen”Nurse, come back again, I have remembered me, thous hear our counsel’ – Lady CapuletParagraph 2: Middle of the play, Nurse helps Romeo and Juliet to be together.’To fetch a ladder, by the which your love must climb”She’s dead, decreased, she’s dead, a lack the day!”Shame come to Romeo ‘Paragraph 3: End of the play Nurse finds Juliet, dead just before Paris and Juliet’s wedding, she informs the family.’She’s dead, decreased”She’s dead, a lack the day!’
How does Shakespeare present the character of Friar Lawrence throughout the play? Thesis: Friar Lawrence becomes a mentor to both Romeo + Juliet, constantly advices them to act with more caution + moderation. Even helped them to get married.Paragraph 1 – Beginning of the Play: Friar Lawrence is up at dawn gardening when Romeo rushes in and asks if he will marry him to a girl he met the night before ‘But come, young wavered, come, go with me”Young men’s love the lies”Unseeming woman in a seeming man’Paragraph 2: Friar Lawrence seems helpful + sensible. He is the voice of common sense in the play’These violent delights have violent ends”Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so”A greater power than we can contradict’Paragraph 3: Friar Lawrence does some suspicious things. Actions could see his actions could be seen as irresponsible ‘I do spy a kind of hope which craves as desperate an execution”I dare no longer stay’
How does Shakespeare present Rosaline in the play? Thesis: Rosaline is the gorgeous and aloof woman Romeo crushes on until he meets the love of his life, Juliet.Paragraph 1: Rosaline is spoken about when Romeo complains about the heartache of his unrequited love for Rosaline, Mercuito tells him to get over it already’If love be rough with you, be rough with love”Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down’Paragraph 2: Mercutio
How does Shakespeare present Rosaline in the play? Thesis: Rosaline is the gorgeous and aloof woman Romeo crushes on until he meets the love of his life, Juliet.Paragraph 1: Rosaline is spoken about when Romeo complains about the heartache of his unrequited love for Rosaline, Mercutio tells him to get over it already.’If love be rough be with you, be rough with love”Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down’Paragraph 2: Mercutio talks about Rosaline body parts and makes fun of Romeo.’I conjure thee by Rosaline bright eyes”That in thy likeness thou appear to us!”By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh’Paragraph 3: Rosaline is on some ways a stock character.’O, she is rich in beauty, only poor tha, when she dies, with beauty dies her store’
How does Shakespeare present family in the play? Thesis: The families fight throughout the play but the love between Romeo and Juliet and there death brings them together.Paragraph 1: Romeo and Juliet’s love conflicts with family feud.’Deny they father and refuse thy name”And I’ll no longer be a Capulet”Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love’Paragraph 2: Romeo and Juliet rebels against the family structure. Juliet’s marriages who she wants.’It were a very gross kind of behaviour”I see this one is one too much’Paragraph 3: The contrast between the violent conflict and their love makes their love even more passionate.’She’ll not be hit with Cupids arrow”She’s the hopeful lady of my earth”Earth – trending stars that make dark heaven light’
How does Shakespeare present Juliet throughout the play? Thesis: Juliet changes after she meets Romeo. She’s young but her actions reveal a lot about her characters.Paragraph 1: She’s young but determined. ‘Not fourteen”Foolish tears”O swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon’Paragraph 2: Juliet changes after she meets Romeo.’My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep: the more I give to thee the more I have, for both are infinite’Paragraph 3: Juliet is impulsive, passionate, beautiful and intelligent.’The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars”My dismal scene I needs must act alone”Go, get thee hence, for I will not away’
How does Shakespeare present Love throughout the play? Thesis: Love is shown throughout the play in many different ways and through different charactersParagraph 1: Nurse and Mercutio often mention sexual love’My naked weapon”Dear encounter”Leap to these arms’Paragraph 2: Shakespeare displays examples of courtly love’Cry but ‘Ay Me!”’Live chastle”Despair’Paragraph 3: Romeo and Juliet’s love is the most important thing in the play’O sweet Juliet”Thy beauty hath made me effeminate”He shall make me there a joyful bride’
How does Shakespeare present the character of Tybalt throughout the play? Thesis: Tybalt causes fights between the families.Paragraph 1: Tybalt is a trouble-mark.’Shall be endur’d”….. talk of peace? I hate the word”Now by the stock and honour of my kin’Paragraph 2: Tybalt really hates the Montagues.’Honest gentlemen”The best friend I had”Now by the stock and honour of my kin’
How does Shakespeare present Mercutio throughout the play? Thesis: Mercuito displays the main theme of the early on which is death.Paragraph 1: Mercuito is Romeos best mate.’You have dancing shoes with nimble soles”Peace,peace Mercutio, peace”Dream of love’Paragraph 2: Mercutio is always mocking other characters.’Rat-cracker”Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man”King of Cats’Paragraph 3: Mercutios the first person to die in the play.’Cutting foreign throats”A plague o’ both your hands’
How does Shakespeare present Capulet throughout the play? Thesis: Capulet is nice to Juliet but only if she obeys him.Paragraph 1: At first Capulet wants Juliet to pick who she married.’Scope of choice”Belonged”Shows still some want of wit’Paragraph 2: But when Juliet says she doesn’t want to marry Paris, he is furious.’My fingers itch”Disobedient wretch”She’s kneels down’Paragraph 3: Capulets presents controlling and unsympathetic.’Am I the master here, or you? Go to”Peace, you mumbling fool”Disobedient wrentch’
How does Shakespeare present the character of Benvolio? Thesis: Benvolio’s kind and peaceful, and he doesn’t get killed.Paragraph 1: Benvolio’s kind and caring.’What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hour?”Blind is his love and best befits the dark’Paragraph 2: Benvolio’s peaceful.’I do but keep the peace, put up thy sword”And if we meet we hall not ‘scape a brawl”’Why Romeo, art thou mad?’Paragraph 3: Benvolio doesn’t get killed.’Brawl”For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring’
How does Shakespeare present marriage in the play? Thesis: Marriage was for money but for love.Paragraph 1: In the 16th century, rich people like the Capulets didn’t get married for love. Their parents arranged a marriage with someone rich and powerful.’Disobedient wrentch”They are but beggars that can count their worth”Younger than she are happy mothers made”You shall not stay alone’Paragraph 2: The bride and groom don’t get a choice. They get told who they had to get married too.’It is an honour that I dream not of”Can you like the gentlemen?”My grave is like to be my wedding bed’Paragraph 3: Juliet is Lord Capulets only heir. Capulets rich, so she would be quite a catch for Paris.’They are but beggars than can count their worth”It is an honor’

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