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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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Lysa Ibit

on 30 October 2012

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Romeo and Juliet Plot Synopsis Rising Action Genre The story is about the star-crossed lover, Romeo and Juliet who came from Families who have a feud.

After seeing each other for the first time. They then fell inlove with each other and plan a secret wedding. But before their wedding day, an unfortunate incident happens. Tybalt (Juliet's cousin) accidentally stabbed Mercutio (Romeo's best friend) that made Romeo really angry causing him to killed Tybalt. Despite of the hindrances, Romeo and Juliet got married.

Prince of Verona ordered Romeo to be banished in Verona as his penalty for killing Tybalt. Juliet was in despair from all the happenings, to save herself she drank a potion that puts her into a deathlike trance, thinking Romeo would come and take her away. Unfortunately Romeo heard she was dead. He went to her tomb and drank a real poison that killed him. When Juliet woke up, she saw Romeo lying on the floor then immediately stabbed herself.

When the families discovered what happened, they then regret it and vow their deaths. The incident heals the feud between the two families. Illustrator:
Sonia Leong Adaptor:
Richard Appignanesi Author:
William Shakespeare Crime Fiction - Criminals and their motives
Classic Comedy - An entertainment that makes the audience laugh
Tragic Drama - An event which the character's facing a serious accident, catastrophe or hardship
Romance - A great feeling associated with Love Conflict Setting Place: Verona and Mantua in Northern Italy Time: Rennaisance (14th or 15th Century Protagonists Romeo - A Montague, who fell inlove with Juliet, a Capulet.
"But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun" Juliet - A 13-year old Capulet who turns her back to her family for his love to Romeo
"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" Antagonists Montagues & Capulets - The feud between the two families leads the crossed-lover ending their own lives.
"Thank me no thanking, nor proud no proud" Tybalt - Juliet's cousin; hates Romeo
"Peace, Peace. I hate the word. As I hate hell, all Montagues and Thee" Man vs. Man Tybalt fights with Romeo and Mercutio that ended up of accidentally killing Mercutio.
Romeo killed Tybalt as a revenge Man vs. Self Romeo realizes what he did and threatens to kill himself
Juliet was told that Romeo killed her cousin; she was in despair and confused Man vs. Society People who were helping the lovers decided to stop helping them (e.g. Nurse) The balcony scene;
Romeo and Juliet plan a secret wedding Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry them Tybalt sends Romeo a challenge for a duel Climax Deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt Juliet and Romeo secretly got married Romeo was banished from Verona Falling Action Father Capulet told Juliet that she is marrying Paris
Juliet drinks the potion Friar Lawrence gave her
Friar Lawrence sent Romeo a letter about Juliet's fake death Denouement Romeo didn't receive the letter
Romeo went to the tomb and killed himself by drinking the poison; Juliet woke up and found out Romeo was dead then she stabbed herself
Montagues and Capulets feel guilty; their feud was finally resolved Symbolism Sword - Violence Poison - Death Holy Palmer's Kiss - Love Allegory Love as religious worship "Call me but love and I'll be new baptized", Romeo loves Juliet in a religious way. He even calls her a saint. Thumb biting "Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?" "I do bite my thumb, sir", the servants have really no intention of insulting other servants but they are already affected by their masters' feud. Plants and Poison Based on what Friar Lawrence said the flower depends on how you will use it. It could be poisonous or healing. Theme Love From a puppy love to a true love "For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss" Fate and Chance who stayed together till death. "O, I am fortune's fool!" Family The feud between the Montagues and Capulets is keeping Romeo and Juliet apart. "Peace? Peace. I hate the word. As I hate hell,
all Montagues and Thee" Irony Situational Irony We didn't expect the star-crossed lover would be together in a different way Dramatic Irony Juliet was not really dead and only asleep but then Romeo took his life. Influence West Side Story Two lovers caught between the feuds of the two street gangs. The balcony scene is really close in Romeo and Juliet. Gnomeo and Juliet Same story but sort of a comedy because it is made for children Point of View The novel "Romeo and Juliet" has multiple point of views because it is not only a novel but also a play. Tone "Here's much to do with hate, but more with love," As a reader you could already feel that the story is about love but this quote says that it's not the typical love story with a happy ending. Sources/References: http://summarycentral.tripod.com/romeoandjuliet.htm
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