Romeo and Juliet- Act 4

Identify what this line is an example of: “That may be, sir, when I may be a wife.” (l. 19) Dramatic irony.
Explain what Juliet means when she says, “It may be so, for it is not mine own.” (l. 36) Juliet is saying that she belongs to Romeo. But, Paris thinks that she is saying that she belongs to him.
Interpret what Juliet is saying about her life in this line: “God joined my heart and Romeo’s.” (l. 55) Juliet is saying that she is married to Romeo.
Outline the 5 steps in the plan Friar Lawrence and Juliet come up with. 1. Give Paris consent to marry her.2. Go to her room (alone), lie in bed, and drink the vial that the Friar gives to her.3. When everybody thinks that she is dead, they will take her to the Capulet tomb.4. Friar will send letters to Romeo, telling him to come to the tomb.5. She will awaken and leave the tomb to go to Romeo.
Identify how Friar Lawrence plans to get word to Romeo of the plan. He will send letters to Romeo.
Choose the complication presented by Lord Capulet in this scene. Lord Capulet wants Juliet to get married Wednesday (tomorrow) instead of Thursday.
Predict what Lord Capulet moving the wedding date will do to the plan. Juliet will have to do everything early or not at all.
Paraphrase Juliet’s soliloquy (ll. 14-58).Farewell! God knows when we shall ____ again. Oh, I’m so ______ that my _____ runs cold. I’ll call them back to _______ me. Nurse! What can she do? I must do this alone. Come vial but what if the potion doesn’t ____, and I have to _____ Paris after all? I’ll use this _____ on myself first! What if the Friar gave me ______ to kill me so that no one will find out that he already _______ me to Romeo? No, the Friar is proven to be a ____ man. He would not do that, but what if I ____ before _____ comes to take me away? That’s scary. Will I not _________ in the vault before _____ comes? Or, if I ____, my imagination will run ___ in that horrible place where the bones of my _________ have been ______ for hundreds of years; where ______ yet recently burned lies _______ in his shroud; where _______ visit at some hours of the _____. Oh! Wouldn’t those horrible ______ and _______ drive a living person _____? If I ______ will I not be so disturbed in the midst of these hideous _____ that I play with my forefather’s ______ or pull ________ burial shroud off, and then in a fit of madness dash out my ____ with my __________ ____? Oh, look! I think I see my cousin’s (Tybalt’s) _____ looking for _____ who cut him up with his _____. Stay back, ______, stay back! Romeo, I come! I _____ this (potion) to you. Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. Oh, I’m so afraid that my veins runs cold. I’ll call them back to comfort me. Nurse! What can she do? I must do this alone. Come vial but what if the potion doesn’t work, and I have to marry Paris after all? I’ll use this knife on myself first! What if the Friar gave me poison to kill me so that no one will find out that he already married me to Romeo? No, the Friar is proven to be a holy man. He would not do that, but what if I wake before *Romeo* comes to take me away? That’s scary. Will I not *suffocate* in the vault before Romeosuffocateod knows when we shall *meet* again. Oh, I’m so *afraid* that my *veins* runs cold. I’ll call them back to *comfort* me. Nurse! What can she do? I must do this alone. Come vial but what if the potion doesn’t *work*, and I have to *marry* Paris after all? I’ll use this *knife* on myself first! What if the Friar gave me *poison* to kill me so that no one will find out that he already *married* me to Romeo? No, the Friar is proven to be a *holy* man. He would not do that, but what if I *wake* before *Romeo* comes to take me away? That’s scary. Will I not *suffocate* in the vault before Romeo comes? Or, if I live, my imagination will run mad in that horrible place where the bones of my ancestors have been buried for hundreds of years; where Tybalt yet recently burned lies rotting in his shroud; where spirits visit at some hours of the night. Oh! Wouldn’t those horrible smells and shrieks drive a living person crazy? If I awaken will I not be so disturbed in the midst of these hideous fears that I play with my forefather’s joints or pull Tybalt’s burial shroud off, and then in a fit of madness dash out my mind with my ancestor’s bone? Oh, look! I think I see my cousin’s (Tybalt’s) ghost looking for Romeo who cut him up with his sword. Stay back, Tybalt, stay back! Romeo, I come! I drink this (potion) to you.
List Juliet’s 5 fears as she is about to drink the potion. 1. She will actually die2. The potion will not work and she will have to marry Paris3. She will awaken before Romeo shows up to take her away4. She will suffocate in the vault5. She lives and she goes mad because the Friar forgot about her
Describe what is happening in scene 4. Capulet is preparing everyone for the wedding. Capulet sends the Nurse to go get Juliet.
List an example of dramatic irony in Friar Lawrence’s speech (ll. 65-83). Friar knows that she is not really dead, but everyone else thinks that she is.

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