Romeo and Juliet- Dramatic Irony or Soliloquy

Dramatic Irony In a work of fiction, this is when the audience knows more than the actual characters themselves
Soliloquy An act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud, usually by yourself, regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
Soliloquy- Romeo speaks by himself about Juliet O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!It seems she hangs upon the cheek of nightDid my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.
Soliloquy- Romeo speaks by himself about Juliet But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Soliloquy- Romeo speaks by himself about Juliet See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!O, that I were a glove upon that hand,That I might touch that cheek!
Soliloquy- Juliet speaks by herself, worried and anxious, waiting for the nurseDramatic Irony- the audience knows the nurse and Romeo and have met and planned the marriage for this afternoon The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse;In half an hour she promised to return.Perchance she cannot meet him: that’s not so.
Soliloquy- Juliet speaks about Romeo by herself O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?Deny thy father and refuse thy name.Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.’Tis but thy name that is my enemy.Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,Nor arm, nor face, nor any other partBelonging to a man. O, be some other name!What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.
Soliloquy- Juliet speaks alone about Romeo I wish the sun would hurry up and set and night would come immediately. When the night comes and everyone goes to sleep, Romeo will leap into my arms, and no one will know. Beauty makes it possible for lovers to see how to make love in the dark. Or else love is blind, and its best time is the night
Dramatic Irony- Nurse speaks in Juliet’s room upon noticing she is not moving; we know she is not dead I must needs wake her.—Madam, madam, madam!Ay, let the county take you in your bed.He’ll fright you up, i’ faith. Will it not be?(opens the bed curtains)What, dressed and in your clothes, and down again?I must needs wake you. Lady, lady, lady!—Alas, alas! Help, help! My lady’s dead!—Oh, welladay, that ever I was born!—Some aqua vitae, ho!—My lord! My lady!
Dramatic Irony- Nurse speaks to Juliet, who thinks it could be Romeo; we know the nurse is talking about Tybalt Oh, it’s a sad day! He’s dead. He’s dead. He’s dead! We’re ruined, lady, we’re ruined! What an awful day! He’s gone. He’s been killed. He’s dead!
Dramatic Irony- Juliet is speaking to her mother and it seems they both hate Romeo from this quote; but we know she doesn’t feel any hatred towards Romeo; she’s sad and mad because she can’t be with him I’ll never be satisfied with Romeo until I see him . . . dead—dead is how my poor heart feels when I think about my poor cousin. Madam, if you can find a man to deliver the poison, I’ll mix it myself so that Romeo will sleep quietly soon after he drinks it.
Dramatic Irony- Romeo speaks to Tybalt and we know the reason for love is that Romeo is now related through his marriage to Juliet Tybalt, I have a reason to love you that lets me put aside the rage I should feel and excuse that insult. I am no villain. So, goodbye. I can tell that you don’t know who I am.
Dramatic Irony- Paris speaks to Juliet and we know Juliet does not love Paris at all to Juliet: Don’t deny to Friar Laurence that you love me.
Soliloquy- Romeo speaks If I can trust my dreams, then some joyful news is coming soon. Love rules my heart, and all day long a strange feeling has been making me cheerful. I had a dream that my lady came and found me dead. It’s a strange dream that lets a dead man think! She came and brought me back to life by kissing my lips. I rose from the dead and was an emperor. Oh my! How sweet it would be to actually have the woman I love, when merely thinking about love makes me so happy.

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