1- Contrast Foil Character: Romeo / Mercuric Impulsive / Mocks Romeo In terms of his vowels of love. Tragic Hero: (Underscored throughout the play) (Must have a tragic flaw) Romeo is a tragic hero because his tragic flaw is that he is impulsive. C) FATE Darkness / Lightness Rosalie: Moon Juliet: Sun Willpower Is Important. Fate Is different from Shakespearean tragedy. Fate Is important but willpower of human beings is underestimated. Willpower of the characters is important because they decide what to do. Star-crossed lovers: they are cursed by the fate. They know each other by incidence.
Example: “Major Role: Fate” Table dies, Juliet is in pain. Lord Caplet wants Juliet to be happy instead of sad. He takes the wedding date to an earlier date. If Table hadn’t died, probably this wouldn’t have happened. Before crashing the party, Romeo speaks of feeling an unknown danger ahead. Friar Laurence warns Romeo that “Impulsive people have negative consequences”. “Pre-determined fate”. Romeo kills himself because he TLD get the news (Plague) about Gullet’s fake death, and thinks she Is really dead. Romeo finds a poor man who sells him poison only because of poverty.
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If the apothecary wasn’t in desperate need of money, he would not have sold him the poison. At the feast, the servant who is gathering the invited people, is illiterate, therefore Romeo and Benevolence. D) Conflict: Between Montague and Caplet (the warring families) Between the hero and the society. Emotional love is popular in the era. Courtly love is what father desires. Romeo conflicts with conventions of the society. There Is also a conflict within the hero. Romeo Is a slippery man. (Rosalie or Juliet which one should he choose? ) Crashing the party. There Is a conflict!
Between values and notions / traditions. E) Nemesis ( tic Justice) “Fair Verona” => No crime will remain unpunished. No good will remain unbraided. At the end of the play, the parents of Romeo & Juliet are punished. God sends messages in order to stop fighting but they do not understand until they lose their children. Prince warns in Act 1 Who disturbs the peace in Verona will be punished by death. (Foreshadowing) F) Catharsis: (Emotional Release) G) Suspense: While Romeo drinks the poison, the audience feels the need to stop him. H) Soliloquy: A kind of monologue.
To inform audience – a kind of context – Stage properties – one single screen, no curtain. In order to clarify any ambiguity. L) Dramatic Irony: Audience know truth, accurate version, characters are not aware of that, Juliet is not actually dead but Romeo does not know it, that’s why he kills himself to get together with her. Examples of Dramatic Irony: 1) In one scene, Friar Lawrence (although he knows that Juliet is supposedly dead) asks “Is the bride ready for the wedding? ” 2) Romeo & Juliet are dancing at the Caplet’s feast, without knowing each other and the families they come from. After Romeo killing Table, Nurse tells Juliet about what happened. When questioned by Lady Caplet, Juliet acts as if she is crying for the death of Table, but she is actually more intense about Romeos banishment.