Some time beforea funerary monument was erected in his memory on the north wall, with a half-effigy of him in the act of writing. Its plaque compares him to NestorSocratesand Virgil.
We are introduced to him first, and he seems to get more screen time. As the boy, he is the one that drives the plot. He mourns the end of his relationship with Rosaline, he crashes the party, he sees Juliet is a strong woman who helps move the action of the play along and creates the choice that leads to tragedy but ends the feud.
He mourns the end of his relationship with Rosaline, he crashes the party, he sees Juliet, he sneaks into the orchard, he asks her to marry him, he kills Tybalt and gets banished, and he kills himself, causing her to kill herself.
He controls the action. Juliet is a Capulet, and she is strong-willed. She could have consented to marry Parisand it would have avoided a lot of problems. Romeo would have been sad, but would he have killed himself?
Juliet is a strong woman. O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied? What satisfaction canst thou have to-night? Act 2, Scene 2, p. He is angry and horrified when she tells him that she does not want to marry Paris.
3. In the Zeffirelli version: Notice the choreography of the fight between Romeo and Tybalt. Tybalt is getting the best of Romeo, but when Tybalt goes in for the kill, he leaves himself open for a moment. Romeo recovers just enough to take advantage of that opening, and Tybalt is slain. William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet has been adapted to film and television many times. Some of these adaptations include. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with explanatory notes. Mercutio amuses the Nurse.
He threatens to throw her out of the house. She stands up to him, and only consents as a last resort. But she tricks him, because she never intends to marry Paris. She goes to the friar for help. It takes a great deal of personal strength to go to the friar and accept his potion.
Planning to take it is scary, but actually taking it is even more frightening for Juliet, yet she does it.
From here on, Juliet controls the action.
By taking that poison, she shifts the play off the path it could have headed and toward total destruction. Romeo sees her and kills himself, and she awakens and kills herself too. Everyone is shocked to see her bleed, because they thought she was already dead.
O wife, look how our daughter bleeds! This dagger hath mista'en, for, lo, his house Is empty on the back of Montague, And it missheathed in my daughter's bosom! Act 5, Scene 3, p. And just like that, Juliet ends the feud.Day 1(*) Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Old English.
1. (*)Print out your grading sheet for the first quarter or use the Excel version. Vocabulary. 1. Keep a vocabulary notebook and/or notecards for terms you will be . William Shakespeare (26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a. Juliet is a strong woman who helps move the action of the play along and creates the choice that leads to tragedy but ends the feud.
In many ways, Romeo and Julietis Romeo’s play. We are. Shakespeare's plays are known for their universal themes and insight into the human condition. Yet much about the playwright is a mystery. Introduction. One of Shakespeare’s earlier plays, Romeo and Juliet is one of two tragedies written between The play is based on a fourteenth-century Italian short story, or novella, yet Shakespeare’s version of the tale is distinctly different than the source text.
The annotated text of Romeo and Juliet Act 1 scene 1, with study resources.