Suspense in Romeo and Juliet, Part 7

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is an antagonist because he is a contrary character who creates conflict.
Read the excerpt from Act I, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Nurse: Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour. Lady Capulet: She’s not fourteen. Nurse: I’ll lay fourteen of my teeth— And yet to my teen be it spoken I have but four— She is not fourteen. How long is it now 20To Lammas-tide? Lady Capulet: A fortnight and odd days. Nurse: Even or odd, of all days in the year,Come Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen.The nurse can be viewed as a comic figure in the excerpt because of her roundabout answer.
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Romeo: We met we woo’d and mad eexchange of vow, I’ll tell thee as we pass; but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us to-day. Friar Laurence: Holy Saint Francis! what a change is here; Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, 70So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. Jesu Maria! what a deal of brine Hath wash’d thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline; How much salt water thrown away in waste, 75To season love, that of it doth not taste! How does Friar Laurence support the archetype of mentor in the excerpt? by discouraging a hasty course of action
Which best describes dramatic irony? An audience knows more about a situation than the characters involved.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Lady Capulet: But much of grief shows still some want of wit. Juliet: Yet let me weep for such a feeling loss. 80Lady Capulet: So shall you feel the loss, but not the friend Till thou shalt know the reason of my love: Which you weep for. Juliet: Feeling so the loss, I cannot choose but ever weep the friend. Lady Capulet: Well, girl, thou weep’st not so much for his death, 85As that the villain lives which slaugher’d him. Juliet: What villain, madam? Lady Capulet: That same villain, Romeo. Juliet: [Aside.] Villain and he be many miles asunder. God pardon him! I do, with all my heart; 90This an example of dramatic irony because Lady Capulet does not understand that Juliet is crying for Romeo.
Read the excerpt from Act I, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s, 70Sups the fair Rosaline, whom thou so lov’st,With all the admired beauties of Verona:Go thither; and, with unattainted eyeCompare her face with some that I shall show,And I will make thee think thy swan a crow.Benvolio is a comic figure in this excerpt because he Read the excerpt from Act I, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.makes light of Romeo’s heartache.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Prince: Romeo slew him, he slew Mercutio;Who now the price of his dear blood doth owe?Montague: Not Romeo, prince, he was Mercutio’s friend,155His fault concludes but what the law should end,The life of Tybalt.Prince: And for that offenceImmediately we do exile him hence:I have an interest in your hate’s proceeding,160My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding;But I’ll amerce you with so strong a fineThat you shall all repent the loss of mine.In this excerpt, the prince is an antagonist because he banishes Romeo
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, how do Romeo and Juliet fit the literary archetype of star-crossed lovers? Check all that apply. They are in love.Their relationship is doomed.Their families disapprove of their love.
Read the excerpt from Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene v.Romeo: O! then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.Juliet: Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.105Romeo: Then move not, while my prayers’ effect I take.Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purg’d. [Kissing her.]Juliet: Then have my lips the sin that they have took.Romeo: Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg’d!Give me my sin again.This is an example of dramatic irony because Romeo and Juliet have yet to discover that they are from feuding families.
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: Here comes Romeo, here comes Romeo.20Mercutio: Without his roe, like a dried herring. O flesh, flesh, how art thou fishified! Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in: Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her; Dido a dowdy; Cleopatra a gipsy; Helen and Hero hildings and harlots; Thisbe, a grey eye or so, but not to the purpose. Signior Romeo, bon jour! there’s a French salutation to your French slop. You gave us the counterfeit fairly last night.Romeo: Good morrow to you both. What counterfeit did I give you?Mercutio: The slip, sir, the slip; can you not conceive?How does Mercutio offer comic relief in this excerpt? by refusing to treat Romeo’s romance seriously

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