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INTRODUCTION TO ROMEO AND JULIET

BY: KATIE SNITZ AND JOSH TRUITT
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Josh Truitt

on 3 March 2011

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Transcript of INTRODUCTION TO ROMEO AND JULIET

INTRODUCTION TO ROMEO AND JULIET Themes The Forcefulness of Love

Love as a Cause of Violence

The Individual Versus Society

The Inevitability of Fate Arranged Marriages Tied in with passion Lover's struggles with public opinions Things that are meant to be are going to happen Motifs Light and Dark Imagery

Opposite Points of View Contrast between light and dark Shows variety of viewpoints Setting Renaissance
Verona and Mantua protagonists: · Romeo & Juliet antagonists:The Montagues and Capulets Important Characters Romeo- About 16, handsome, intelligent, and sensitive
Juliet- Pretty 13 year-old girl, dynamic character
Friar Lawrence- Friend of both, prepared, mediator
Mercutio- Witty, strange, believes love is a game
Tybalt- Juliet's cousin on mother's side, vain
Capulet- Juliet's father
Lady Capulet- Juliet's mother
Montague- Romeo's father
Lady Montague- Romeo's mother
Benvolio- Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and good freind Romeo and Juliet By: William Shakespeare Other Characters To Look For The Nurse
Paris
Prince Escalus
Friar John
Balthasar
Sampson & Gregory
Abram
The Apothecary
Peter
Rosaline
The Chorus Symbols Poison- Act 2, Scene 2
Thumb Biting- Act 1, Scene 1
Queen Mab- Act 1, Scene 4
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