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Title: Class Notes

Class Notes
Literary Terms
  • Allusion
  • A reference another literary work, person, place,
    or event that the average reader may be
    unfamiliar with.
  • Aside
  • When a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud
    and is heard by the audience, but not by other
  • Blank Verse
  • Unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter

Literary Terms
  • Comic Relief
  • A humorous scene or speech that is included in
  • Foil
  • A character who contrasts another character
  • Foreshadowing
  • When a writer uses hints or clues to indicate
    events or situations that will occur later in the

Literary Terms
  • Irony
  • The contrast between appearance and reality.
    Reality is opposite of what it seems
  • Paradox
  • A statement that seems to contradict itself but
    is actually true
  • Pun
  • A joke that comes from a play on words. Words can
    have multiple meanings
  • Soliloquy
  • A speech in which a character speaks thoughts out

The Prologue
  • Expresses the hatred separating the Montagues'
    and Capulets
  • Use of Foreshadowing/Metaphor
  • A Pair of star-crossed lovers take their life

Act I, Scene 1
  • Setting - Verona in Italy

Act I, Scene 1
The Capulets (Juliets side) The Montagues (Romeos side)
Gregory Abram- Servant to Montague
Tybalt- Nephew of Lady Capulet Benvolio- Nephew of Montague, friend to Romeo

Act I, Scene 4
  • Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio, others about to make
    an appearance at the feast.
  • Romeo and Benvolio, Montague kin are not invited.
  • Enter wearing masks

Act I, Scene 4
  • Benvolio wants to have fun
  • Mercutio tries to talk Romeo into a better mood.
  • Romeo replies that he can't borrow Cupid's wings
    because he has been so badly wounded by Cupid's

Act I, Scene 4- Mercutio
  • Uses several puns, dirty jokes, and vivid
  • "sink in it, should you burden love -- / Too
    great oppression for a tender thing" (1.4.24).
  • means that if Romeo is going to blame ("burden")
    love for his state of mind, he will only sink
    further into love.
  • also means that if he gets what he wants (sex) he
    will sink into the woman and be a burden to her.
  • Thinks Romeo is too serious
  • Love-sickness is caused by a lack of sex.

Act I, Scene 4- Mercutio
  • Romeo doesnt believe that he can win the game of
    love and doesnt want to play.
  • Mercutio tells Romeo to shut up about being
    "done" and to quit being a do-nothing.
  • Says that if Romeo is "done," he's Dun the horse
    (name of a log that people pulled out of mud
    during a Christmas game.)
  • Mercutio says that love is bullcrap, and that
    Romeo is stuck in it up to the ears.

Act I, Scene 4- Romeos Speech
  • Foreshadowing
  • chain of events ("consequence")
  • chain of events does terminate the duration
    ("expire the term") of Romeo's life with
    premature ("untimely") death.
  • Despite his premonitions, Romeo goes to Capulet's
  • Says that he is doing so because he is entrusting
    his fate to "He, that hath the steerage of my
    course." (God)

Act I, Scene 5- Romeo and Juliet Meet
  • The servant's bustle picks up the pace of the
  • Everything is speeding up.
  • Capulet welcomes everyone
  • speaks to Romeo's company when he says, "Welcome,
    gentlemen! ladies that have their toes /
    Unplagued with corns will walk a bout with you"
  • Making sure that these strangers in masks feel

Act I, Scene 5- Romeo and Juliet Meet
  • Romeo sees Juliet and falls in love with her
  • Tybalt recognizes Romeos voice and sends for his
    rapier to kill him.
  • Capulet insists on Tybalts obedience, reminding
    him of Romeos good character.

Act I, Scene 5- Romeo and Juliet Meet
  • Romeo and Juliet continue their exchanges and
    they kiss
  • interrupted by the Nurse, (sends Juliet to find
    her mother.)
  • Romeo realizes the grave consequences of their
  • Juliet discovers from the Nurse that Romeo is a

Act II, Prologue
  • Quatrian (first four lines) has a sarcastic tone
  • Chorus foreshadows death
  • desire death in his deathbead lie.
  • love groaned for and would die.
  • Romeo is willing to die for beauty

Act II, Scene I
  • Begins with a soliloquy from Romeo
  • Soliloquy - A speech revealing a characters
    thoughts, actions, and/or emotions that are only
    heard by the audience and not by the other

Act II, Scene 1
  • Romeo enters and speaks of his love for Juliet.
    He jumps over a Capulet wall, hoping to see her.
  • Mercutio mocks Romeo's feelings for Rosaline.
  • Benvolio suggests that they leave and go look for

Act II, Scene II
  • The Capulet orchard
  • Romeo watches Juliet and starts to speak with
  • They proclaim their love for each other here.
  • Romeo and Juliet quickly agree to marry the next
    day at nine o'clock.
  • The Nurse calls for Juliet and she has to go.
    They say goodbye to each other for the night and

Act II, Scene II - Juliet
  • Willing to denounce her family name to be with
  • "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.

Act II, Scene II - Names
  • The lovers go into a long discourse about names
    and how they are nothing more than words.
  • The fact that she is a Capulet by name and he is
    a Montague by name should not affect their love
    for each other like it does.
  • "'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art
    thyself, thou not a Montague. What's Montague?
    It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor
    any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some
    other name! What's in a name? That which we call
    a rose By any other word would smell as sweet."
    Act 2, Scene 2, lines 38-44

Act II, Scene 3 Friar Lawrence
  • Friar Laurence
  • uses a plant metaphor to comment on how -- in
    both plants and people -- everything has some
    good, and every good can be abused and turned to
  • meditating on the struggle between good and evil
    in nature and man
  • Criticizes Romeo for jumping from Rosaline to
  • Agrees to perform the ceremony
  • thinks that the marriage may end the hatred
    between the Capulets and Montagues.

Act II, Scene 4
  • Tone of this scene is humorous as everyone jokes
  • Benvolio
  • says that Tybalt has sent a challenge to Romeo
  • Mercutio
  • switches from making fun of Tybalt to making fun
    of Romeo.
  • Romeo and Mercutio exchange a series of puns

Act II, Scene 4
  • The Nurse (enters with Peter)
  • Becomes the target of more jokes
  • complains about Mercutio
  • receives from Romeo the information about time
    and place of the wedding
  • chatters on about how sweet Juliet is.

Act II, Scene 5
  • Plot is fast-paced.
  • Scene 5 is about anticipation, not information.
  • Juliet impatiently awaits the return of the Nurse
    with news from Romeo 
  • The Nurse teases Juliet by finding all kinds of
    ways to not deliver the joyful news
  • Finally tells her that she is to go Friar
    Laurence's cell to be married to Romeo.

Act II, Scene 6
  • Just before the wedding, Friar Laurence advises
    Romeo to love moderately. 
  • Romeo and Juliet tell each other how much they
    love one another.
  • Friar Laurence leads them off to be married.

Act III, Scene 1
  • The climax of the play
  • Benvolio tries to persuade Mercutio that it's
    best to stay out of the way of the Capulets and a
  • Mercutio jokingly claims that Benvolio is as much
    of a quarreler as anyone.
  • Tybalt, looking for Romeo, is challenged to a
    fight by Mercutio
  • Tybalt challenges Romeo to fight. Romeo refuses
  • Mercutio steps forward and fights Tybalt.

Act III, Scene 1
  • As Romeo is trying to stop the fight, Tybalt
    gives Mercutio a wound, then runs away. Mercutio
  • Romeo is ashamed of himself for letting Mercutio
    do the fighting
  • Romeo kills Tybalt and leaves the scene.
  • Benvolio tells the Prince what happened.
  • Lady Capulet wants Romeo's life,
  • The Prince exiles Romeo.

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