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Romeo and Juliet
Transcript of Romeo and Juliet
The key themes presented in Romeo and Juliet are:
Authority in the play is seen in many scenes such as Capulet over Juliet and Tybalt and Prince over all the families and Verona. Authority is power.
'If you ever disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the the forfeit of the peace.' -Iambic Pentameter Prince Escalus. (Act I Scene I)
'What goodman boy! I say, he shall; am I the master here, or you? go to.' - Capulet. (Act I Scene V)
Hang thee, young baggage! disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face - Capulet (Act III Scene V)
Fate play Romeo and Juliet is full of 'what ifs'. Fate plays a major role in the play. For example, Romeo and Juliet's relationship was destined to fail and the letter from Friar Lawrence was destined to never reach Romeo.
From forth fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life.' - Foreshadowing-Prologue
'O, I am fortune's fool!' - personification- Romeo (Act III Scene I).
'A greater power than we can contracit has thwarted out intents' - Friar Lawrence (Act V Scene III)
A theme is a main idea in the text.
There are many examples of love in the text. Real romantic love and carer's love are the two main types of love.
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight. For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.' -Soliloquy-Romeo (Act I Scene V)
'Go girl, seek happy nights and happy days' - Nurse (Act I Scene III)
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art tho Romeo. Deny thy father and refuse thy name' - Soliloquy-Juliet (Act II Scene II)
By William Shakespeare
By Hayley Millar