Thursday, October 2, 2008

Romeo and Juliet: Discussion of Author Intent

Use your in-class lab and homework time to post a question regarding Shekespeare's construction of plot, characterization, use of foils, imagery (or other literary terms) here. Be sure to sign your post with your first name and last initial. Once you have posted your question, respond to 10 peer questions from any freshmen class by Sunday, October 5th. Use direct quotations from the text to support your answers.

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Anonymous said...

Describe Shakespeare's use of imagery in the scene in which Tybalt and Mercutio died.

Allison C.

Parke MacLEAN said...

How does Shakespeare incorporate metaphors to demons trate the depth of actions and decisons of the characters in his stories and plays?

Anonymous said...

Compare and contrast Romeo's relationship with Friar Lawrence and Juliet's with the Nurse. How are they alike? How are they different?
Taryn K.

Brian Acker said...

How does Shakespeare use forshadowing to get the reader/audience more interested in the story?

Anonymous said...

Identify and describe Shakespeare's use of imagery that is suggestive of the idea of predestination.

-Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

Describe how Benvolio and Tybalt are foils, and how their charactistics add towards Romeo's character.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

What are three examples of a Cliché that Shakespeare uses in Romeo and Juliet and what page would you find them on?

Caisey C.

Anonymous said...

After Romeo slays Tybalt, the next morning, Juliet's mother and father announce something that conflicts with Juliet and Romeo's marriage. Then, Juliet reacts with words of anger. What is the announcement that her mother and father tell Juliet? What are two different examples of foreshadowing in this scene?
-Meagan E.

Anonymous said...

"Indeed I never shall be satisfied
With Romeo till I behold him-dead-
Is my poor heart, do for a kinsman vexed."
How do you interpret that quote? How do you think Lady Capulet interpreted that? Are there any other quotes that have different meanings for the audience and the characters?
Samantha Gaglio

Anonymous said...

Shakespeare's dramatic structure that consists of comedy and tragedy is often followed by a heightened tension of the storyline, do you think Shakespeare will resolve this method with a big ending (like the beggining suggests)or leave a cliffhanger to inspire the auidance to want more?

- Gary Portway
- Period F

Anonymous said...

How does Shakespeare foreshadow Romeo's eventual death in the scene where he is climbing down the ladder out of Juliet's room?

-Ian Mallor

Anonymous said...

How did Shakespeare use characterization in the story "Romeo and Juliet"?

Anonymous said...

How did Shakespeare use characterization in the story "Romeo and Juliet"?

-Matt Pelletier

Anonymous said...

Kolin C.

Now that Romeo has been banished from the town by the prince, it is going to be difficult from Juliet and him to continue their secret marrage. Now that Lord Capulet is forcing Juliet to marry Paris, things just got a lot more difficult between the new family. What do you think Shakespeare's resolution to Romeo and Juliet's struggles will be? Will it bring a successful life and marriage to the two lovers, or just bring more troubles?

Anonymous said...

How does Shakespeare's dialogue between Romeo and Juliet show their affection for each other? And how does it relate to young couples' love today?


Kim Schubert

Brian Acker said...

In response to Allison C.
Shakespeare uses imagery in this scene by vividly describing the emotions that the characters were feeling and how they were acting through what they were saying. For example, when Mercuccio said "A curse to both your houses" it really showed a lot about how he felt in one line. These kinds of quotes really helped the reader picture what was going on.

Anonymous said...

In response to Parke M.'s question, Shakespeare uses a metophor when Romeo is describing Juliet on page 69. He says "It is the east, and Juliet is the sun." In that quote he is comparing Juliet to the sunset.

Allison C.

Anonymous said...

In response to Gary P's comment, I think that Shakespeare will end this story with a big ending rather than with a clift hanger.

Caisey Calabro

hi person said...

Who is the Protagonist(s)? Who is the Antagonist(s)? Why had Shakespeare constructed the story the way he did? Finally, how had the use of his characterization help in his particular setup with the pro/antagonist?

Peter L.

Anonymous said...

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun." Explain the use of imagery in this quote and describe what this quote means in modern day terms.


Cam Hale

Anonymous said...

In response to Kolin C , in the very beginning of the book the chorus says, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life..." this tells the reader that it is not going to be a happy ending and that the two lovers will wind up dead by the end of this book.

Brian Acker said...

In response to Ian M.
Shakespeare foreshadows Romeo's eventual death in this scene when Juliet says "Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails or thy lookest pale." This means that Romeo looks as pale as a dead person, and looks like he is burried deep in a tomb. This hints that Romeo will eventually die.

Anonymous said...

Explain the characteristics of Paris and Romeo. How are they alike and how are they different? Do they both feel the same way for Juliet?

-Brianne Eagar

Anonymous said...

In response to Kady F.
Tybalt And Mercutio are very different. Tybalt always wants to fight and Mercutio is a very peacemaking kind of guy. Tybalt adds to Romeo's character because Tybalt is usually the one that is fighting with Romeo. And Mercutio adds to Romeo's character because he keeps Romeo under control and tries to keep him out of trouble.

Allison C.

Anonymous said...

In response to Kolin C, in the very beginning of the book the chorus says,"A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.." this tells the reader that by the end of the book Romeo and Juliet will be dead.

Caisey C

Anonymous said...

I interpreted the quote "Indeed I never shall be satisfied
With Romeo till I behold him-dead-
Is my poor heart, do for a kinsman vexed" as Juliet using words wisely to cover up the true meaning of the words for her mother. When she said that she will never be satisfied til she holds romeo; she really meant it. She covered it up by pausing after she said that,then she said dead. She did this to have her mother believe that she wanted revenge on Romeo for her lost kinsman. There are also other times in the story where Juliet is creative with her speaking. For example, she says:
"I will not marry, and when I do I swear,
It shall be Romeo who you know i hate."
Juliet is wise with her words here because she breaks in the middle of the sentnce to hide the meaning of her words. Whereas if you read the sentnce without a pause, it will show the true meaning of what she says.

Anonymous said...

answering Taryn Kitchen's:
The Nurse serves as a motherly figure to Juliet, as Friar Lawrence is a fatherly figure to Romeo. They both provide their "children" with advice, but Friar Lawrence seems to be the smarter of the two "parents".

answering Brian Acker's:
Shakespeare says right at the beginning of the story that the two are "star-crossed lovers", meaning that the story is going to end in tragedy for them. He uses smaller examples of foreshadowing throughout the story to keep reminding the reader of his original promise.

answering Kady Ferguson's:
Benvolio and Tybalt are almost complete opposites. Benvolio always tries to break up fights and is an overall nice guy, whereas Tybalt goes out of his way to start a fight with every Montague he comes in contact with.

answering Ian Mallor's:
Shakespeare foreshadows Romeo's death in that scene when Juliet says, "Methinks i see thee, now thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb."

Anonymous said...

In response to Taryn K.
Romeos relationship with Friar Lawerence is very much alike to Juliets relationship with the nurse. They both go to them for help and for advice. But they are also different some ways. The nurse lives with Juliet and is her nurse. But Frair Lawernece is just the priest at the town church. And anyone could go to the Friar for help or advice.

Allison C.

Anonymous said...

In response to Cam H, in the quote Romeo is comparing Juliets beauty to the light of the sun. This quote in modern day means nothing in the world could be more beautiful to Romeo than that of the beauty of Juliet.

Caisey C

Anonymous said...

In response to Allison C.'s question: Shakespeare's use of imagery is Mercutio calls Tybalt a "ratcather". He also descibes him as a "cat" and how he will take one of his nine lives: "Good king of cats, nothing but oe of your nine lives, that I mean to make bold withal, and as you shall use me hereafter, dry-beat the restr of the eight." And when Mercution is stabbed, he describes in his anger to Tybalt and Romeo as because of this fued, I am dead. Then he says "A plague o' both houses", meaning a curse upon both the Caplulets and Montegues, something terrible will happen to both sides. And by this he foreshadows something will happen in the end.
-Meagan Elliott

Brian Acker said...

In response to Kollin C.
I predict that Shakespeare's resolution to Romeo's and Juliet's struggles will just bring more troubles because Shakespeare's stories usually end tragically and dramatically. Also, there have been a lot of clues and forshadowing that hint that something bad will happen in the end.

hi person said...

This is a response to Kim Schubert.

Romeo and Juilet's at times dialogue is a "sophisticated teasing", the teasing more on Romeo's part and Juliet's tolerance of it. One can assume that (without the context of the play) that they have affections for each other because they are playing with each other in a loving way. other times, their dialogue is outright loving and tender as if they cannot convey enough with words alone though they try. this relates to relationships today as there are different "styles" of talking to your lover. may of these "styles" branch from or was made famous by the works of shakespeare.

Peter L

Anonymous said...

In response to Meagan E.'s question, Act three scene five is very crucial to the story. The announcement Lord and Lady Capulet made was the marriage that would take place between Paris and Juliet on Thursday. One form of foreshadowing in this scene was when Juliet says, "Delay this marriage for a month, a week, or if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies." Juliet's comment foreshadows a postpone of her proposed marriage to Paris, becsause Lady Capulet should want to spare her daughter's life by waiting just a week. Another way that Shakespeare forshadowed in this play was when Juilet said, "If all else fail, myself have power to die." This quote is foreshadowing Juliet's death if nothing else works to keep her marriage together. In conclusion, scence five has many foreshadows in what is to come in the play.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

Kolin C.
-answering Ian Mallor's question

How does Shakespeare foreshadow Romeo's eventual death in the scene where he is climbing down the ladder out of Juliet's room?

In Act 3, Scene 5, lines 54-57, Juliet proclaims, "O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails thou lookest pale." Shakespeare foreshadows Romeo's eventual death in these lines. Juliet can see the death in Romeo's face, in the paleness. Juliet does not feel sure about Romeo's life in the near future.

Anonymous said...

I interpreted the quote "Indeed I never shall be satisfied
With Romeo till I behold him-dead-
Is my poor heart, do for a kinsman vexed" as Juliet using words wisely to cover up the true meaning of the words for her mother. When she said that she will never be satisfied til she holds romeo; she really meant it. She covered it up by pausing after she said that,then she said dead. She did this to have her mother believe that she wanted revenge on Romeo for her lost kinsman. There are also other times in the story where Juliet is creative with her speaking. For example, she says:
"I will not marry, and when I do I swear,
It shall be Romeo who you know i hate."
Juliet is wise with her words here because she breaks in the middle of the sentnce to hide the meaning of her words. Whereas if you read the sentnce without a pause, it will show the true meaning of what she says.

October 2, 2008 9:12 AM
tyler durocher

Anonymous said...

For what reason does Shakepeare not go through the whole wedding of Romeo and Juliet?

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

In what ways did Shakespeare change the character Mercutio as he was dying?

Anthony B

Brandon Moreau said...

How is thae character Tybalt represented as a upperclass ruler from another country during the year 1601 if Shakespeare edited Romeo and Juliet in 1629.

cassie said...

What foreshadowing can you predict when Romeo kills Tybalt for killing Mercutio.
-Cassie Scanlan

Anonymous said...

Bradley Jones- How does Shake Spear incorperate Irony into his play Romeo and Juliet to add interest to his story's and play's?

Anonymous said...

Describe the scene in which Romeo and Juliet get married.

~*Kim Lynch*~
period-D

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
1 Author Taryn K.
Friar Lawrence's relationship with Romeo is the same as with Juliet's nurse. In the sence that they both know about the secret wedding in the sence that Friar Lawrence conducted the wedding and Juliet's nurse was a messsenger from Juliet sent to find out the time and place of the wedding.

Anonymous said...

Based on Romeos reaction to Tybalt killing Mercutio and the reactions of the Capulets to Romeo killing Tybalt, what do you foresee happining to Romeo and Juliets' relationship?

-Lindsay Garrone

Anonymous said...

Explain how Romeo uses personification while talking to Juliet during the balcony scene.

-Amanda Murphy( :

Anonymous said...

Describe the conflict between Tybalt and Mercutio. What is the outcome of the fight for both of them and Romeo?

-Brianna Rogers

Anonymous said...

In response to Brianne Eagar:

Explain the characteristics of Paris and Romeo. How are they alike and how are they different? Do they both feel the same way for Juliet?

Paris and Romeo are both in love with Juliet. The difference between Romeo and Paris is that Romeo does not only care about Juliets beauty, he loves her style, her compassion, etc. Paris is just in love about Juliet' beauty, nothing else.
However, both of them are in different positions. Romeo is hated by the Capulets and they would not allow Romeo to even dare go next to Juliet. Paris is a friend of the Capulets and Lord Capulet approved a relationship between Juliet and Paris, only if Juliet agrees to.

Panos N.

Kristy said...

Describe what Romeo means when he speaks to Tybalt where the fight begins. What is Romeo trying to get across to Tybalt? What does Tybalt feel Romeo is trying to do? How does this lead to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt?

-Kristy Cataloni :D

Anonymous said...

What is the relationship between the nurse and Juliet? What example of dialoge helps you answere the question?

Alex Devolve

Anonymous said...

What is the foreshadowing that Shakespeare uses at the beginning of the play to tell the fate of young Romeo and Juliet?

-Natalie Tarrie
Period D

Anonymous said...

Amanda Murphy answering Lindsay Garrone.

I think Juliet will be pretty shocked when she finds out Romeo killed her cousin, Tybalt, and that Romeo is to be exiled. But I also think Juliet will forgive Romeo because she loves him so much. Juliet will also decide to leave Verona with Romeo.

Anonymous said...

Answering Brianna Rogers:
Describe the conflict between Tybalt and Mercutio. What is the outcome of the fight for both of them and Romeo?

When Mercutio and Benvolio first saw Tybalt on the street, Tybalt was immediatley looking for a fight. When Romeo has came, Mercutio started getting into a fight with Tybalt. Romeo would try prevent anybody from getting hurt as Mercutio is a friend of Romeo and Tybalt is a cousin of Romeo. The fate of Mercutio was death, as was Tybalt's. Romeo's fate however, was a banishment from Verona.

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

Responding to Lindsay Garrone's comment, I forsee that Juliet will be very shocked when she finds out about the killing of her cousin. She will forgive Romeo because her love is so strong for him. They'll both realize that they have to leave Verona to be happy together, so that's what they plan to do.

-Brianna Rogers

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
2 Samantha Gaglio
The quote means tyhat the prince said that anyone who desterbrs Verona's peace will pay with their lives. Romeo escaped death and this infurriated Lady Capulet because he lived even though Tybalt was dead.

Anonymous said...

Respondin to Brian Ackers' questoin: I think Shakespear used forshadowing to get the reader/ audience to be more interested in the story by telling the audience in the first scene that "a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life". He also in the end of act 3 scene 1 says that if Romeo is ever found in the streets of Verona again he will be exicuted.

-Lindsay Garrone

Anonymous said...

In responce to Anthony Berardi, Mercrutio used to be a jokster but as he was dying he became evil by cursing Romeo's family and the Capulet's family.

Alex Devolve

Anonymous said...

In respone to Anthony B:

In what ways did Shakespeare change the character Mercutio as he was dying?

At first, Mercutio was a joker in a way. Always joking around, never taking things very seriously. When Mercutio was dying, he cursed both families, the Capulets and Montagues, for bringing upon death.

Anonymous said...

Amanda Murphy answering Cassie Scanlan.

After Romeo kills Tybalt, a lot of things will probably happen. Juliet and the Capulets will be most likely very upset. The Prince is also going to have to take some action so the Montagues and the Capulets don't cause any other disturbances in Verona.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
3 Gary Portway

I beleive just as in the begginig of act three tha action was quick and explosive it will eventually subside long enough for a large breif but dedcisive ending.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
3 Gary Portway

I beleive just as in the begginig of act three tha action was quick and explosive it will eventually subside long enough for a large breif but dedcisive ending.

Anonymous said...

Response to Kolin C~
In the beginning of Romeo and Juliet,the chorus said "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life." So it already saying that Romeo and Juliet are gonna die.It's not gonna be a successful marriage. There will most likely be troubles ahead.

*Kim Lynch*
Period-D

Anonymous said...

For what reason does Shakepeare not go through the whole wedding of Romeo and Juliet?

Panos N.

In response to Panos N, Shakespeare wants the reader to imagine what would hapen.

Alex Devolve

Anonymous said...

In response to Gary P..
"Shakespeare's dramatic structure that consists of comedy and tragedy is often followed by a heightened tension of the storyline, do you think Shakespeare will resolve this method with a big ending (like the beggining suggests)or leave a cliffhanger to inspire the auidance to want more?"

I think Shakespeare will finish the book a big ending because the beginning of the book tells how in the end Romeo and Juliet will die, and I think there will be more cliffhangers to make the audience want more before the ending.


In response to Brianna R...
"Describe the conflict between Tybalt and Mercutio. What is the outcome of the fight for both of them and Romeo?"

The conflict between Tybalt and Mercutio is Mercutio doesn't want to see Tybalt push Romeo around because Romeo refuses to fight back so Mercutio decides to get involved. Also, because they are enemies. The result of the fight is that Mercutio is killed by Tybalt, Tybalt is killed by Romeo, and Romeo is banished from Verona.


- Natalie Tarrie
Period D

Anonymous said...

In response to Alex Devolve:
What is the relationship between the nurse and Juliet? What example of dialoge helps you answere the question?

The nurse and Juliet have a very tight relationshop. Juliet trusts the nurse with her life and tells all of her secrets to the nurse. There is not much dialouge that helps you answer this, but there is a lot that shows you how much Juliet trusts the nurse. For example, Romeo meets with the nurse to tell her when the wedding is going to take place.

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

Amanda Murphy answering Natalie Tarrie.

In the chorus, it mentions "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life" This quote foreshadows that Romeo and Juliet will take their life before the end of the play.

cassie said...

In responce to Taryn Kitchens' question.
Romeos relationship with Friar Lawrence is similer to the relationshoip of Juliet and the Nurse. They are similer because Friar Lawrence and the Nurse are both confidants to Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence gives advice to Romeo about what he should do with Juliet and the Nurse gives advice to Juliet about what she should do with Romeo. But, at the same time the relationships are very different. They are different because they both helped Romeo and Juliet in different ways. Friar Lawrence approched Romeos problem by asking him if he and Juliet were serious since he was in love with Rosaline before Juliet. Then he helped Romeo beccause Friar Lawrence thought that it would stop the fighting between the Capulets and the Montigues if the two lovers got married. The nurse helped Juliert by keeping everything secret form all of the Capulets. Also the Nurse helped Juliet by being a messanger for her when Juliet needed to know if Romeo really wanted to marry her and at what time they would wed. That is how the relationships between Friar Lawrence and Romeo and the Nurse and Juliet are similer and different.
-Cassie Scanlan

Anonymous said...

What is the relationship between the nurse and Juliet? What example of dialoge helps you answere the question?

In responce to Alex Devolves' question: I think the relationship between Juliet and the nurse is kind of a cross between a mother and a daughter relationship and a best friend relationship.They talk to each other about personal things like love the way a mother and a daughter or best friends would.

Anonymous said...

responding to Kristy Cataloni: Describe what Romeo means when he speaks to Tybalt where the fight begins. What is Romeo trying to get across to Tybalt? What does Tybalt feel Romeo is trying to do? How does this lead to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt?

Romeo is trying to say that their should be peace between him and Tybalt. He is saying this because now that him and Juliet are married they are family. Romeo is expressing his love for Tybalt but Tybalt takes it as in insult and being disrespected. When Tybalt and Mercutio are fighting Romeo puts his arm out to try to stop the fight but Mercutio ends up getting killed under Romeo's arm. Mercutio is upset because it is Romeo's fault that he is dying.

-Brianna Rogers

Anonymous said...

"At first, Mercutio was a joker in a way. Always joking around, never taking things very seriously. "
Forgot to put in name.

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

Some imagery used in the scene in which Tybalt and Mercutio died was after Mercutio was stabbed. He described the wound as, “not as deep as a well, nor as wide as a church door”. This is describing his wound, it isn’t the worst but it will end him. When Tybalt shows up Shakespeare uses imagery in Romeo’s dialogue. He says, “That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads.” Romeo is saying that Mercutio is still with them as he died. These are some pieces of evidence in which Shakespeare uses imagery in the scene in which Tybalt and Mercutio die.

Anthony Berardi in response to Allison C.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
4 Brian Acker
In the beggining Shakespeare usues predestination to tell you that the two of them will die. However, He does not tell you how they die. This keeps the audiance interested because they would want to find out how the "star crossed lovers" end their lives.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
5 Anthony B

As Mercutio was breathing his last breath for th first time in the play he is very serious. And although the cause of the duel with Tybalt was Romeo's failure to defend his honor from Tybalt's assault's he cursd the Houses of Montaque and Capulet. Montaque because if Romeo hadn't tried to make peace he would not have fallen to that disonhorable trick. House Capulet because Tybalt of house capulet ended his life in a dishonrable duel.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
5 Anthony B

As Mercutio was breathing his last breath for th first time in the play he is very serious. And although the cause of the duel with Tybalt was Romeo's failure to defend his honor from Tybalt's assault's he cursd the Houses of Montaque and Capulet. Montaque because if Romeo hadn't tried to make peace he would not have fallen to that disonhorable trick. House Capulet because Tybalt of house capulet ended his life in a dishonrable duel.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau

6 Kolin C.

In the very begginig Shakespeare said thet the two lovers were going to die. So therefore we can conclude that this quick turn in events will bring about the two lovers doom.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau

7 Kim Schubert
In the balcoy scene both characters engage in a conversation that starts on topic to begin with, and by the end neither of them want be the one to say goodbye. Somewhat like my generation that will run a cell phone bill up to a hundred dollars or more because tey won't stop talking or texting eachother.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
8 Cam Hale
When the sun rising in the eastern horizon it is a beautiful sight to behold. Romeo in this quote is saying that Julit beholds the same amount if not more beauty then he sun. In todays terms it would be said like "you look like an angel".

Parke MacLEAN said...

Response to Taryn Kitchen:

Romeo and and Friar Lawrence almost have a fatherly relationship; he is Romeo's close friend and mentor. He does not, however, converse with the Friar about intimate occurrences, for it would not be proper for a celibate to talk about such things. The Friar has one of the biggest roles, for he secretly married Romeo and Juliet in an attempt to end the ongoing feud between the two families.

Juliet shares also shares a parental relationship with her Nurse. Unlike Romeo, she can converse with the nurse about anything, including intimate subjects. The Nurse is an extremely important and influential character in the plot.

Parke MacLEAN said...

In response to Gary Portway's question:

I think the axiom of Shakespearean works revolve around many climactic scenes, but with an open-ended, "fill in the blank" ending. The upper class audience loved the inspirational aspect of the plot; whereas the ending did not matter so much to the uneducated folk, whose only interest was in the blood, drinking, and fornication. Shakespeare had an amazing talent to reveal the turnout of the plot at the beginning of the play, and still leave the audience with some afterthoughts.

-Parke MacLEAN

Brandon moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
9 Kady F
One of the more obvious liteary tricks used by Shakespeare to enhance his play is having characters foiled such as Benvolio and Tybalt. Benvolio is a symbol of honesty and good.Shakespeare is making this obvious just by his name Ben- which means good; bien-well, bene-good.Benvolio is an honest and coolheaded person ho uses his brain instead of brawn to solve his problems. Tyblt is a variant of the old German name Theobald which means very brave. Old German culture was deeply immersed in the art of making war. As the citizens of Rome unfortunatly discovered the hard way. Tybalt's name is as orriented twoards the ar of war as much as Tybalt's is twoards the art of war. A perfect match for the well informed citizens who were patrons to Romeo and Juliet.

Brandon Moreau said...

Brandon Moreau
10 Bradley Jones
In the beggining of the story Romeo is in love with Rosealine, and then later falls in love with Juliet. It is ironic that the only two people in the story Romeo has desire for are strictly out of bounds. It really is a true pitty for House Montaque that the heir of the patriach is so celestially doomed.

hi person said...

in responce to Gary Portway

i dont think that Shkespeare would leave a cliffhanger as the audience would not appreciate it with such a significant plotline. i think that it would do him more harm than good as everyone wants the story to be resolved and leaving them without a good ending would make the audience (or in our case, readers) feeling robbed.

Anonymous said...

In response to Ian Mallor- Shakespeare uses foreshadowing in many ways in Romeo and Juliet. In the scene where Romeo is climbing down the ladder from Juliet's window, Juliet says that she visioned Romeo climbing down into his tomb, and that he was dead because his skin was so pale. This obviously is pointing to the soon coming of Romeo's death.

Cam Hale

hi person said...

This is a responce to Ian Mallor

Juliet describes Romeo as pale looking, almost as if in death. the darkness around him creates a mirage that makes it look as if Romeo is in a deep, dark tomb, portraying his death.

hi person said...

In responce to Kady F.

Tybalt is a foil to Mercutio in that Tybalt is a hot head that is always looking for a fight- Mercutio is a jokester that rarely takes anything seriously while Tybalt is always up tight when it comes to dealing with other people.

Peter L.

Anonymous said...

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun." this quote is one of shakespears most famous quotes, what is this quote saying and what importance does it have to the story and present day?

Anonymous said...

Explain Mercutio's feelings towards Romeo before his death, and explain how Romeo reacted.
-Amanda Arns

Anonymous said...

What led Tybalt to stab Mercutio? And why did Romeo stab Tybalt if they are related because of the marriage of Juliet?

- Briana B.

Anonymous said...

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun." this quote is one of shakespears most famous quotes, what is this quote saying and what importance does it have to the story and present day?

-Evan Dasilva

Anonymous said...

In response to Brianna Rogers' question: When Romeo tried to break up the duel between the Tybalt and Mercutio, Tybalt stabbed Mercutio under Romeo's arm, causing Mercutio's death. Romeo was angry at Tybalt and killed him.

Amanda Arns

Anonymous said...

What was the feeling that Romeo had when Mercutio was killed? Why did he do what he did to Tybalt?

-Michelle D.

Cassie H. said...

How did Shakespeare portray Mercrutio during his last moments?
What is the irony in the situation?

Cassie H.

Anonymous said...

When Mercutio said "A plague o' both houses!" what does he mean by this statement and what was his reasoning for saying this statement? What do you think the affect will be for Romeo considering his friend just died and those were some of his last words he said before he died?

-KEVIN ROGERS!!!

Anonymous said...

Durning the play Romeo and Juliet there are so many diffrent love scenes. But when Romeo first sees Juliet for the first time the mood is " love at first sight." Do you believe that love at first sight really exists?



--Allyson S.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think Romeo stabbed Tybalt, even though they're related?

-Hailey Calderone.

brandon deal said...

How do you think that tybalys death affects juliet, and why do you think so?

Anonymous said...

How does the fighting in the world today contrast with the fighting Shakespeare depicts in middle evil Verona?

Nick S

Emily C said...

If we had just read a serious scene what can you infer will happen with the next following scene? Give an example of two consecutive scenes that contrast.
-Emily Christy

Anonymous said...

In the scene of Metruchio being stabbed, When Tybalt had stabbed Metruchio how come Romeo did not kill him Tybalt, when he stabbed Metruchio?


John Ryan Hallisey

Anonymous said...

In response to Briana B's question:
Tybalt wanted a fight with Romeo, but instead fought with Mercutio. When Romeo tried to break up the fight, Tybalt stabbed Mercutio. Romeo killed Tybalt, even though they're related, because he was upset by the death of Mercutio.

Amanda Arns

Anonymous said...

Chris White

How do Romeo's and Friar Lawerence's relationship compare to the relationship between Juilet's and the nurses? but also, how do they differ

Anonymous said...

Describe the conflict between Romeo and Tybault after Tybault killed Mercutio. What problems occurred after Romeo Killed Tybault?
-James C.

Anonymous said...

In response to Panos N, Shakespeare doesn't go through the whole wedding because he wants us imagine what we think would happen.

-Hailey Calderone.

Anonymous said...

In response to Cam Hale:

In the quote "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks, It is the East and Juliet is the sun." Romeo is describing Juliet as the sun. He is trying to say she is as bright and as beautiful as the sun when it shines. He is describing his passion and the love he has for her.

- Briana B.

Anonymous said...

Describe how Shakespeare changes the attitudes of the characters when something dramatic happens.


Tyler C.

Anonymous said...

-In response to Brian Ackers question:

-- In Shakespeares writing forshawdoing is a big part of the play. I think that Shakespeare used forshadowing to make the play way more intresting. It gets us thinking on what could happen throughtout the story because we never know what was seen in their destination. So i think it gets the readers thinking about what Shakespeare had in his mind.


-- Allyson S.

Anonymous said...

In Nick S question, the fighting in real world today is alot more of hand fighting and knives and short combat weapon too the weapons. To the weapons they used back then like swords and armour.The fighting now is just alot more complex then it was back then.

Jay H

Anonymous said...

In response to Briana B.

Since Tybalt is a very hot headed character and wanted to fight Mercutio, when Romeo stepped in he stabbed him under Romeo’s arm since Mercutio couldn’t defend himself. Romeo stabbed Tybalt because he just killed his best friend. I think he was too caught up in the moment to realize that he just killed his new wife’s cousin.

-KEVIN ROGERS!!!

Anonymous said...

In response to Allyson S, I don't believe in love at first sight because just looking at someone doesn't mean you know exactly who they are, you don't know them at all and your basically just judging them by their looks.


-Hailey Calderone.

Anonymous said...

How do you figure out Shakespeare's diction? Quote a line from the play and tell what it means.

Cherie S.

Anonymous said...

in response to PanosN.
Shakespeare did not tell us about the hole romeo and juliet wedding for this reason, there were 2 groups of people at his plays 1 for the gore, violence, and comedy, and the other for romance, so he decided to mix it up, and if he was to put the hole wedding in his play, the 1st group of people would be unsatisified with his play

-Evan Dasilva

Cassie H. said...

In response to Kolin C.

I can infer, from the chorus at the beginning of the book, that more hardships and troublesome situations will arise. The chorus states, “a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” This statement tells us that by the end of the book, both Romeo and Juliet will be dead. They will have killed themselves. The feud between the two family’s and the forbidden love caused the lovers to undergo problems intense enough to consider suicide.


Cassie H.

Anonymous said...

For what reason does Shakepeare not go through the whole wedding of Romeo and Juliet?

In response to Panos N, I think that Romeo did not go through the whole wedding in this story is because it might show more of a love scene and the adiance might get a bit bored. Aswell as the scene might be long.

Anonymous said...

-In response to Matt Pelletier's question :

-- I think Shakespeare uses many diffrent characteristics to desribe his characters in the story Romeo and Juliet. He gets into very good detail with describing how each character acts, thinks and feels about certain things.


--Allyson S.

Anonymous said...

In response to James C, After Tybalt killed Mercutio, Romeo killed Tybalt. As a result there are problems because Romeo killed one of Juliet's relatives right after they got married, and the prince said that if they fought in the streets, that he would behead them.

Amanda Arns

Anonymous said...

In response to Nick S question. The fight in the world now the fighting is way different. Now we use knives and weapons. In the world back then the did not use knives or weapons they use swords and armor.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Taryn K --

Juliet and the Nurse have a very good relationship together. They're friends, the Nurse has basically raised Juliet since the day she was born, and Juliet goes to the Nurse to talk to her about any of her problems. Also Romeo and Friar Lawrence have a similar relationship, Romeo goes to him whenever he has a problem or something he wants to talk about.


-Hailey Calderone.

Anonymous said...

In response to Brian Acker:

Shakespeare uses forshadowing to get the reader/audiences attention by using different types of scenes throughout the play. He uses comedy, love, and fighting scenes for all the different types of people that read the book and watch the play. The people that like fights would enjoy the fighting scenes and the people like me, who enjoy the love scenes would enjoy that part of the book/play.

- Briana B.

Brandon D said...

in response to Panos N. I think that shakespere didn't display the whole wedding because it would bore the groundlings who are already bored becuse of a long succession of serious scenes. also he probably didn't feel as though it was importand to the plot to show the whole thing

Bradley Jones said...

B.J. Responding to Panos N's Comment: I say Shake Spear did not include the wedding scene because the lack of a wedding forces you to think about what happpend.
Responding To Brandon M's Comment

"How is thae..." that the "character Tybalt represented as a upperclass ruler from another country during the year 1601 if Shakespeare edited Romeo and Juliet in 1629." Tybalt represented a spanish ruler from the spanish invation durring the general time period around 1629.

Anonymous said...

in response to gary's I think Shakespeare will have a very good ending at the end of the book.

Nick S

Anonymous said...

In response to Taryn K's question:
Romeo's relationship with Friar Lawrence is very similar to Juliet's relationship with the Nurse. Both the Friar and the Nurse help Romeo and Juliet with their problems, and they keep them confidential. There is a lot of trust and loyalty within the two separate relationships, making them very similar. Friar Lawrence is more of a fatherly figure towards Romeo by giving him advice and helping him when he is in need. "For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love," (2-3-98) says Friar Lawrence to Romeo when he agrees to help him by marrying Juliet to Romeo. This act is very fatherly because use the Friar is helping him, and trying to end a feud at the same time. The Nurse is more of a motherly figure towards Juliet when she comforts and defends Juliet, like a real mother would do. "Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days,"(1-4-114) says the Nurse to Juliet as words of encouragement that sound much like a mother's words. The biggest difference between the two relationships is that Friar Lawrence is more educated then the Nurse, thus providing Romeo with more educated advice then what Juliet is getting from the Nurse. Romeo and Juliet are very fortunate to have Friar Lawrence and the Nurse on their side.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Samantha G.'s question:
"Indeed I never shall be satisfied
With Romeo till I behold him-dead-
Is my poor heart, do for a kinsman vexed." My interpretation of this quote said by Juliet is that she wishes to be with Romeo, but she can not be making her poor heart dead. She says this to trick her mother, Lady Capulet, into thinking that she wishes Romeo dead, and her poor heart is dead because of her sadness for the death of Tybalt. Shakespeare uses many quotes that can be interpreted differently between the characters and the audience. "I do protest i never injured thee but love thee better than thou canst devise till thou shalt know the reason of my love," (3-1-69) says Romeo to Tybalt during the fight that ends Mercutio life. To the audience, they understand that Romeo just married Juliet, making Tybalt Romeo's cousin, therefore explaining why Romeo said he loved Tybalt. To Tybalt, what Romeo said was a scoff towards him, and he took it offensive making him more angry. The quote meant two different things to both the audience and to the characters.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Ian M.'s question:
In act three, Shakespeare foreshadows Romeo's untimely death when he is climbing down the ladder out of Juliet's room. "O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails or thou lookest pale," (3-5-54) says Juliet after Romeo descends from the rope ladder. Many would foreshadow Romeo's death because Juliet bluntly says that Romeo looks like he is at the bottom of a tomb and looks very pale, which are two characteristics of a dead man. The time in which Juliet says this is at the time when Romeo was banished because of his slaying of Tybalt, making the audience more sure that Romeo has a good chance of dying by the end of the play. Shakespeare was a great master at making the audience foreshadow what is to come next in the play.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Brianne E.'s question:
Paris and Romeo are two very different people, but share a common interest. Paris is described by the Nurse, "why, he's a man of wax,"(1-3-81) This is a very sincere compliment because it is saying that Paris is so perfect that he should be the mold for all other men out there in the world. Paris also seems like a romantic man because he intends to woo Juliet into marriage. Romeo, on the other hand, seems very lost in life and is a strange character. He wonders around at night in the middle of the woods weeping over a lost love, and then the next day he forgets about that girl and moves on to Juliet. Romeo says,"With Rosaline my ghostly Father? No. I have forgot that name and that name's woe,"(2-3-48) the day after he said that he would never find another love. However, Romeo and Paris are very alike in a way because they both want Juliet's love. Romeo loves Juliet not only for her looks, but also because of her witty banter and charming characteristics. Paris loves the idea of Juliet, and by idea I mean he loves her looks and her family title.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Amanda A.'s question:
While Mercutio is dying, he says some hurtful things towards Romeo."A plague o' both houses!" (3-1-94) says Mercutio as he is dying from the wound Tybalt caused. Mercutio is very angry towards Romeo because the feud cost him his life, and Romeo is very hurt by Mercutio saying this because his good friend now wants him dead. Romeo reacted by going after Tybalt in anger, and slaying him out of revenge for Mercutio's death.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Emily C.'s question:
In a typical Shakespearean play a serious or witty scene is followed by a comical, crude, or bloody scene so that the entire audience is satisfied throughout the play. In Act three scene one is the bloody fight that kills Mercutio and Tybalt; a scene in which satisfies the uneducated audience more than the educated ones. However, the following scene, scene two, is the serious scene between the Nurse and Juliet when they found out what happened and who was killed. This scene satisfies the educated part of the audience. Shakespeare was a playwriting genius, and is honored for it.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Caisey C.'s question:
Shakespeare uses, and created, many clichés throughout his plays. One of many famous lines is when the Nurse says"...fool's paradise..." to Romeo on page 101. In the opening chorus prologue on page 7, is the famous line of, "...star-crossed lovers..." Another cliché by Shakespeare found on page 71 is, "What's in a name?" said by Juliet to Romeo. All of these quotes are frequently used still today.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Amanda M.'s question:
Romeo uses a lot of personification during the most famous scene of the play, the balcony scene. "Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief that thou, her mad since she is envious," (2-2-4) says Romeo. This is an example of personification because for one, the sun can not kill the moon, because that is a human quality. Also, the moon is no alive, thus not having emotion and can not be envious of the sun. The moon also can not be sick and pale with grief, because only living things can be that way. Shakespeare uses a lot of personification is his work for many reasons, and he is very witty about it.
-Kady F.

Anonymous said...

In response to Panos N.'s question:
Shakespeare sums up the wedding between Romeo and Juliet by having Friar Lawrence say, "Till Holy Church incorporate two in one," (2-6-37) The reason why Shakespeare does not show the actual wedding between the pair is because it would be an opportunity for the audience to lose interest because it is neither a bloody scene nor a witty one. Also, this is in fact a timed play, therefore some scenes had to be left out for the sake of keeping as much action in the play for a little amount of time. In addition, it allows the audience to use their imagination, making part of the play their own.
-Kady F.

brandon d said...

Compare and contrast Romeo's relationship with Friar Lawrence and Juliet's with the Nurse. How are they alike? How are they different

in response to taryn k romeo's relationship with friar lawrence is like juliet's reationship with the nurse in the way that they are both adults that they are willing to onfide in, and trust with certain information/favors that they wouldn't trust or are afraid of their reaction their parents.

Anonymous said...

In response to Taryn K:

Romeo and Frair Lawrence have a father and son type of relationship. When Romeo needs help or needs someone to talk to he usually goes to Frair Lawrence for it. Just like Juliet and the Nurse. If Juliet needed something she would go to the Nurse for it. When she was a baby, the nurse was the one that took care of her, so now Juliet looks up to her as a mother.

-Briana B.

Anonymous said...

In respnose to Taryn K. question:
Romeo's relationship with Friar Lawrence is similar to Juliet's relationship with the Nurse because they are both like mother/daughter, father/son relationships. Romeo and Juliet both turn to the older adult in their lives when they havea problem. They are different because the Nurse raised Juliet and wants to be there. Friar Lawrence did not raise Romeo and feels he has to be there because he married Romeo and Juliet without permission.

In response to Kady F. question:
Benvolio and Tybalt are foils because Benvolio is nice and caring. An example is when he wants to find out what is wrong with Romeo in the beginning: "It was. What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?" And Tybalt is mean and nasty. An example is when he sees Romeo at the ball and says he wants to kill him, but wil not: "Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin." They add towrds Romeo's character because they make him stronger and a little two-faced. In so, he can be wiser, but when he marries Juliet, he says one thing to Benvolio and one thing to Tybalt.

In response to Sam Gaglio question:
I interpret that quote as Juliet would be broken hearted if Romeo was dead and that it would be horrible. I think Lady Capulet interpreted that quote as in Juliet wants Romeo dead because she says "Find thou the means, and I'll find such a man." She says this to Juliets I hope a man will kill Romeo. There are other quotes that have different meanings to the audience and the characters. One is "Could you not take some occasion without giving?" by Mercutio.

In response to Ian Mallor question:
Shakespeare foreshadows Romeo's death in the scene where he is climbing down the ladder by having Juliet say: "O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of at tomb. Either my eyesight fails or thou lookest pale." This means she thinks he looks pale, like dead, and so far down, like in a tomb.

In response to Kollin C. question:
I think Shakespeare's resoltion to Romeo's and juliet's struggle will be they will commit suicide. I think this because he foreshadows it a couple of scenes. Also, he says in the beginning: "A pair of star-crossed lovers". I think this will bring more troubles to Romeo and Juliet's relationship.

In repsonse to Gary Portway question:
I think Shakespeare will resolve this method with a big ending, like the beginning suggests, rather than a cliff hanger.

In response to Cam H. question:
The use of imagery in this quote is Romeo is comparing Juliet to the Sun. This quote, on modern day, means the sunrise/sunset is not the beauty, but Juliet is and she is the one who causes it.

In response to Brianne E. question:
Explain the characteristics of Paris and Romeo. How are they alike and how are they different? Do they both feel the same way for Juliet?
Paris is very serious and knows what he wants. Romeo is serious, but more laid-back. He knows, or thinks, what he wants but does not think about it. Paris and Romeo, on a way, feel the same for Juliet. They both love her. But, Romeo loves her for more. Her beauty, wit. He cares for her. Paris is just in love with Juliet's beauty; he has not yet met her. But, Paris is more likely to marry Juliet because he is liked by the Capulets and has permission. Romeo, already married, is less likely to marry her because he is hated by the Capulets and will never get permission.

In response to Amanda M. question:
Romeo uses personification in the balcony scene when he says: "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun." Which is saying she is the Sun that light the world. And by saying the "moon" is envious of her because she like the star of the show.
-Meagan Elliott
Period E

Cassie H. said...

In response to Brandon D.

Juliet will respond to Tybalt's death by mourning. He was her cousin, after all. She will probably be extreamly angry at Romeo for killing him, but I think that she will eventually understand his motives.

Anonymous said...

In response to Meagans comment, Juliet's Mother and Father surprise her with the news that she will be getting married to Paris on Thursday. When Juliet says,"I shall never be satisfied with Romeo till I behold him -dead-".This is foreshadowing. Because we know that this book is a tradegy so Romeo must die. The second foreshadowing is when Juliet says "Delay this marriage for a month, a week, Or, if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies." She is saying if you make me marry Paris then I will die foreshadowing that she will later die as well.

-Brianne Eagar

Anonymous said...

In response to Taryn's comment, Romeo and Friar Lawence have a very strong relationship. Romeo trusts Friar Lawrence with a lot of his secrets, like the wedding of him and Juliet. Juliet also has this very same connection with the Nurse. The Nurse is the only one in the capulet house that knows about the marriage. The relationships between the two are different because the Nurse was the one who raised Juliet, so she is almost like a mother. But Romeo and Friar Lawrence are more like best friends.

-Brianne Eagar

Anonymous said...

In response to Allison's comment, Shakespeare used imagery like "They have made worms' meat of me" saying that he will die and just rot in his grave.

-Brianne Eagar

Anonymous said...

In response to Gary's comment, I think Shakespeare will make a big ending to satisfy all of the audience.

-Brianne Eagar

Anonymous said...

in response tp Amanda Murphy's question Romeo uses personification when saying," Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon." The sun can't actually kill the moon, Romeo just wants it to be the morning. Another line," With love's light wings..." love is a feeling not an actual thing that can fly or even have wings. That is how Romeo uses personification in the balcony scene.

-Brianne Eagar

Cassie H. said...

In response to Emily C.

From what we know of Shakespear, we can infer that a comical or violent scene would follow a serious or romantic scene. For example, after the scene in which the Prince bans the two family's to fight or kill eachother, we laern that there will be a party in which Romeo and his friends decide to intrude upon.

Anonymous said...

In Response to Sam Gaglio:
I interpreted the quote "Indeed I never shall be satisfied
With Romeo till I behold him-dead-
Is my poor heart, do for a kinsman vexed" as Juliet using words wisely to cover up the true meaning of the words for her mother. When she said that she will never be satisfied til she holds romeo; she really meant it. She covered it up by pausing after she said that,then she said dead. She did this to have her mother believe that she wanted revenge on Romeo for her lost kinsman. There are also other times in the story where Juliet is creative with her speaking. For example, she says:
"I will not marry, and when I do I swear,
It shall be Romeo who you know i hate."
Juliet is wise with her words here because she breaks in the middle of the sentnce to hide the meaning of her words. Whereas if you read the sentnce without a pause, it will show the true meaning of what she says.
Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

In response to Taryn Kitchen:

Romeo's relationship with Friar Lawrence is very similar to the relationship of Juliet and the Nurse. These relationships are very similar because they are both very close relationships. For example, after Romeo had killed Tybalt, he went to Friar Lawrence to talk about it. Julet also shows much trust in the Nurse when she asks the Nurse to go to Romeo and tell him to arrange a wedding between them. Romeo shopws a great amount of trust in the Friar when he asks the Friar to marry him and Juliet. Those examples show that the two relationships are similar because of the amount of trust.

Cassie H. said...

In response to Brian A.Shakespeare uses foreshadowing in many instances. He uses it to capture the attention of the readers or audience members. One instance in which this strategy is used is in Act 1 scene 4, when Romeo says "Some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night's revels, and expire the term of a despisèd life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of untimely death."

Cassie H. said...

In response to Brian A.Shakespeare uses foreshadowing in many different instances. He uses it to keep the attention of the audience. One example of this is in Act 1, Scene 4, when Romeo says, "Some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night's revels, and expire the term of a despisèd life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of untimely death."

Cassie H. said...

In response to Matt P.Characterization is used throughout the play by using situations to help define certain aspects of the characters. The way a charater acts under certain circumstances pretains to the characters being.

Anonymous said...

In response to, Anthony B.
By Anthony B.
Mercruito was a jester of a character. He was making jokes and was Romeo’s best friend. As he was dying Shakespeare changed his behavior from a jokester to a revengeful angry character. Mercruitio said as he was dying, “A plague o’ both your houses.” He is cursing both Romeo’s family and the Capulets, blaming them for his death. Then after this he directly blames Romeo for his death when he says, “I was hurt under your arm.”
In response to, Cassie Scanlan
After Romeo kills Tybalt you immediately get the idea that things are going to get complicated for Romeo and Juliet. Several things well get complicated for them. One, will Juliet forgive Romeo for killing her cousin. Two, will Romeo be killed like the Prince warned. Another complication would be if Romeo were to flee would Juliet come with him. These are some foreshadows that come up after Romeo kills Tybalt.
In response to Cam Hale
This quote from Romeo is referring to Juliet as a sunrise. Romeo is comparing her to a beautiful sunrise. In modern terms Romeos is calling Juliet really beautiful or hot.
In response to Brianne E.
Paris is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montique. Paris has convinced Juliet’s father that he is a good suitor for Juliet and is going to marry her. Romeo has already married Juliet but secretly. Shakespeare portrays that Romeo is in deeper love with Juliet with his quotes and actions. Paris hasn’t expressed his love to Juliet yet in the story.
In response to Bradly Jones.
Shakespeare uses irony in a comical form throughout his play. One example of this is when Benvolio is trying to tell Romeo that Rosaline is nothing that he should come to the ball and see if he sees better looking women. Romeo agrees to go but only to see Rosaline. When he gets there he meets Juliet and instantly he forgets Rosaline just like Benvolio said and he argued against.
In Response to Kim Lynch
Shakespeare never shows the wedding. However you no it happens because they go into the church and after it is over Romeo even calls Tybalt family.
In response to Lindsay Garrone
After Romeo kills Tybalt you get the foreshadow that things will be difficult for Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. Juliet might leave Romeo for killing her cousin. Or Romeo will be killed by the Prince like he threatened.
In response to Natillie T.
In the beginning of the story Shakespeare writes, “Two star-crossed lovers take their life.” This means that two lovers will die, Romeo and Juliet. Also star-crossed lovers refers to predestination the belief that everything has already been mapped out in the stars. This means that it was already written that they could not be together.
In response to Amanda Arns.
As Mercurtio was dying his feelings changed towards Romeo. He was very angry and cursed his family and blamed Romeo for his death. He blamed him for stepping inbetween him and Tybalt, Romeo felt bad and told him he thought it was the right thing to do. He was shocked that Mercurtio was so mad and not the jester he usually was.

Cassie H. said...

In response to Taryn K.

The relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrance is very much like the relationship between Juliet and the Nurse. Both of the teens have an elder in which to confide. The difference between the two is that Romeo and Friar Lawrance are a tad more respectful to eachother than the Nurse and Juliet.

Anonymous said...

in response to BriannaRs question
- the conflict between Mercutio and tybalt is very simple, they are in families that dislike each other, almost like rival families, so when they see each other there is always a conflict involved. The outcomes go like this; Romeo&Juliet have just been married by Friar Lawerence,and mercutio and Tybalt are in an arguement that turns violent. Romeo tries to break it up, stepping inbetween the two but Tybalt manages to get underneath Romeos arm, stabbing Mercutio. Mercutio tries to put humor into the seen, by having his last words be "ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man"

-Evan Dasilva

Anonymous said...

In response to Anthony B:
Shakespeare changes the character of Mercutio as he is dying into a more serious figue. This is different from teh ussual mMercutio because the normal Mercutio was always joking around. As he was dying he became a very serious character and said something that scared Romeo. He Said " Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm...... A plague o' both your houses!" This shows that at mercutio's death he was very serious rrather than fooling around.

-Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

In response to Lindsey G
After all of the killing in the play Shakespeare foreshadows some future events. After all the killings and reactions to the killing you can tell that it is gonna ruin Romeo and Juliets' chances of being together. The killings between the two familys is just influencing more hate between the two families. this is making it harder and harder for Romeo and Juliet to be together like they wanted.

- Tyler Durocher

Bradley Jones said...

Bradley Jones Responding To:

Identify and describe Shakespeare's use of imagery that is suggestive of the idea of predestination.

-Tyler Durocher

Well Shakespeare uses phrases like
"I'll be a candle holder and look on; the game was ne'er so fair, and I am done." showing the crowd that Romeo excepts what ever happens at the party happens.

Responding to:

How does Shakespeare's dialogue between Romeo and Juliet show their affection for each other? And how does it relate to young couples' love today?


Kim Schubert

Shakespeare's dialogue between Romeo and Juliet shows their affection for each other by telling us that they have so much affection for each orter that they could talk about nothing forever just so they can be around each other. This relates to young couples today because young couples today hang and talk just to be together.

Anonymous said...

In response to Brianna Rogers:

Describe the conflict between Tybalt and Mercutio. What is the outcome of the fight for both of them and Romeo?


The conflict between Mercutio and Tybalt is basically because they come form two different houses. Since they are from rival houses, it influences a hatred between them. A few additional things come between them that makes the hatred inside them grow more and more. For example, whenever Mercutio saw Tybalt he would say "Good King of Cats". Mercutio says this just to infuriate Tybalt. Tybalt hates them because they are friends with Romeo and they crashed his party. All of this builds of to a scene where the two characters are fighting each other. Eventually Romeo steps in the middle of the fight. When he does so, Tybalt stabs Mercutio. This infuriates Romeo and he kills Tybalt.
- Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

In response to Natalie Tarrie

What is the foreshadowing that Shakespeare uses at the beginning of the play to tell the fate of young Romeo and Juliet?

At the beginning of the play Shakespeare foreshadows that boht Romeo and Juliet will die. He does this by saying " A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life". This is basically saying that by the end of the play, Romeo and Juliet will die.

- Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

In response to KIm L:

Describe the scene in which Romeo and Juliet get married.

There is really not much to describe about Romeo and Juliets wedding. It was an extremely small wedding. There was no parental consent for the two of them to get married. That is probably why the wedding was so small. Romeo's friend Friar Lawrence got them married. The only two people at the wedding were Romeo and Juliet. The whole scene consisted of them taking their vows. Then the scene was over.

- Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

in Response to Ian M:

How does Shakespeare foreshadow Romeo's eventual death in the scene where he is climbing down the ladder out of Juliet's room?

Shakespeare forshadows Romeos death through a line that JUliet says as Romeo is climbing out her window . She says:
"Methinks i see thee, now thou art so low,
As one deadin teh bottom of a tomb." This forshadows that Juliet can already see Romeo dead. This forshadows the death of Romeo,

-Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

in response to Kolin C

I think that Romeo and Juliiet will try to be together in Verona. This decission will make it harder for the couple to be happy in life. This will lead to more troubles. I think it will lead to more troubles because the story is called "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet". I figured that the title would foreshadow the ending. Thats why i think their decission will lead to troubles.
- Tyler Durocher

Anonymous said...

in response to Nick.S question:

-- i think that back in Shakespeares time fighting was not as common than what it is now a days. Fighting back them to me was pretty rare and they sometimes fought over the weridest things. Now a days people still fight for the weridest reasons so that didnt really change but to go about the weapons and such back then is very diffrent from now a days weapons. Back then people fought with swords nows a days people fight with many diffrent weapons.

--Allyson. S.

Anonymous said...

- In response to Alex Devolve:


--The relationship between Juliet and the nurse throughout the story is a very " motherly" type relationship. The nurse is like a mother to Juliet. As a young one, the nurse took care of Juliet and still whatches out for her.


--Allyson. S.

Anonymous said...

-In respone to Amanda Murphys question:

-- I think Shakespeare uses a lot of personification throughout this whole story. Hes always comparing one thing to something else. In the balcony scene i think Romeo uses personification while talking to Juliet. Hes comparing her to the sky and the diffrent directions and hes saying that nothing will come between their love for eachother.


--Allyson. S.

Anonymous said...

-In response to Natalie Tarries question:

-I think Shakespeare drops diffrent hints about what is going to happen throughout the story. Such as right at the beging he tell us that these two characters madly in love, fall for eachother but their both from diffrent backrounds and they end up killing theirselves. In Shakespeares writing i think he wants us to think what we want to throughout the story but at the end he tells us by reading what really happend and it puts even more thoughts in our mind.

-Allyson. S.

Anonymous said...

-In response to Anthony Bs question:


-- I think Shakespeare changed Mercutios character while he was dying from being always joking around and not really listening and taking things seriously to while he was dying being more serious, and cursing the families for what had happend and such.


--Allyson.S

Anonymous said...

-In response to Michelle D's question:

- What was the feeling that Romeo had when Mercutio was killed? Why did he do what he did to Tybalt?


-- I think Romeo was very mad at what Tybalt had done, exspacailly because he was trying to brake it up and he got in the way and Tybalt got in a " cheap shot" and ended up killing Mercutio. I think Romeo ended up killing Tybalt over anger.


--Allyson.S.

Anonymous said...

- In response to Allyson S's question:

--Durning the play Romeo and Juliet there are so many diffrent love scenes. But when Romeo first sees Juliet for the first time the mood is " love at first sight." Do you believe that love at first sight really exists?


-- I think that " love at first sight " can really exists because people can fall for someone really hard right away when not even really knowing that much about someone. Athough in Shakespeares writing he makes the scence " love at first sight" so much more intresting and true because of the way he had written it. It makes it seem so much more deep than what people really think about " love at first sight. "


--Allyson.S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Chris White's Question:

- How do Romeo's and Friar Lawerence's relationship compare to the relationship between Juilet's and the nurses? but also, how do they differ

--Romeo and Friar Lawerence's realtionshop is very much like Juleits and the nurses. They both go to them for advice on things. They also keep things from their parents and they both talk to them about certaint things. But they also differ in ways because the nurse is also like a mother to juliet, when Friar Lawerence is like a good buddy to Romeo.


--Allyson.S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Alex D.
The nurse and Juliet have a very excellent relationship.Juliet tells the nurse everything.I did not have to use dialuge to answer this question.

Anonymous said...

In response to Kolin C.
When I read the beginning of Romea and Juliet I read a this qoute. "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life." That mean Romea and Juliet will die at the end of the book.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Alex D.
The relationship betwwen the nurse and Juliet is very good.Juliet tells the nurse everything she need to tell her.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Brian A.
In the beginning of the book Shakespeare uses predestination.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Panos N.

Shakespeare does not go though the wedding because he wants to quess what happens.Using Imagine.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response of Matt P.
Shakespeare uses many differenet characterists. He uses very exellent detail to his charaters.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Park M.
Shakespeare uses a metaphor in a qoute to Juliet."It is the east, of Juliet is the sun. It is comparing Juliet to the sun set.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Allyson S.
I do not believe love at first sight,because yo have to get to know them. You can not look at them and say I love you.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Gary P.
I think that Shapespear will end this story with a very exellent ending. He will not end this story with one of those endings were you have to fnd out hat will happen.

Nick S.

Anonymous said...

In response to Allison C.
"Describe Shakespeare's use of imagery in the scene in which Tybalt and Mercutio died."

When Tybalt and Merctuio were fighting, Shakespearre used a great deal of imagery. Shakespeare explained the character's emotions through pain and sorrow. Mercutio , for example, shows his emotions by cursing both houses for his death.

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

Inr esponse to Taryn K.

Compare and contrast Romeo's relationship with Friar Lawrence and Juliet's with the Nurse. How are they alike? How are they different?

Both relationships are very closebetween the characters. Whenever Romeo is in need of help, he seeks out Friar Lawrence. Whenever Juliet is in need of help, she seeks out the nurse. Friar Lawrence and the nurse are people whom both Romeo and Juliet can trust and tell all their secret to. The difference is that Friar Lawrence is not always their for Romeo as he is a priest and must stay in a church, The nurse is always by Juliet's side.

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

In response to Brian Acker.

How does Shakespeare use forshadowing to get the reader/audience more interested in the story?

Shakespeare wants people to guess what is going to happen next. This makes the audience to keep watching/reading to find out if they were correct.

Anonymous said...

In response to Tyler Durocher.

Identify and describe Shakespeare's use of imagery that is suggestive of the idea of predestination.


Shakespeare tells you how he uses imagery of predestination by through a character's emotions and behavior. A person that is a jokster or acts tough, will live shortly. A person that is in love will die because they are in love. People who stay neutral and do not bother anybody, will suffer deeply.

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

In response to Lindsay Garrone.

Based on Romeos reaction to Tybalt killing Mercutio and the reactions of the Capulets to Romeo killing Tybalt, what do you foresee happining to Romeo and Juliets' relationship?

Romeo and Juliets' relationship will not be changed. Their love for each other is too strong for anyhting to ruin it. However, the cannot see each other as much because the Capulets hate Romeo more then ever.

Panos N

Anonymous said...

In response to Michelle D.

What was the feeling that Romeo had when Mercutio was killed? Why did he do what he did to Tybalt?

When Romeo saw Merctuio stabbed by Tybalt he was filled with anger and guilt. Romeo tried to stop the fight and that gave Tybalt a chance to stab Mercutio. What he has done to Tybalt was for revenge.

Panos N.

Anonymous said...

Based on Romeos reaction to Tybalt killing Mercutio and the reactions of the Capulets to Romeo killing Tybalt, what do you foresee happining to Romeo and Juliets' relationship?

-Lindsay Garrone

Lindsay Garrone answering lindsay Garrones' question: I think Juliet will be upset that Romeo killed her cousin but I think she will forgive him. I think since Romeo has been exiled that he and Juliet will have to run away together in order to keep their love a secret. Threr will be some bumps in the road but they will do whatever they have to to stay together.

Taryn Kitchen said...

1. In response to Alex Devolve.
The nurse stands as a sort of second mother figure to Juliet. She always stands up for Juliet and helps her through tough times. In the scene where Juliet finds out that she is to marry Paris and Capulet says that they have been cursed to have Juliet as a daughter the Nurse stands up for Juliet by saying "God in heaven bless her! You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so."

2. In response to Kim Lynch.
Romeo and Juliet are forced to marry in secret. Juliet says that she is going to confession so she can sneak to Friar Lawrence's cell where a very quick and quiet wedding takes place.

3. In response to Tyler Durocher.
Predestination has a lot to do with things in the sky such as the stars and moon. In Act 1 Scene 4, Romeo says that consequence is yet hanging in the stars as they walk to the ball. He is saying that bad things are destined to happen. Another example is where Romeo says that Juliet is the sun. She is just the center of Romeo's life and keeps him going.

4. In response to Meagan Elliot.
Juliet’s mother tells her that she is to be married to Paris on the upcoming Thursday. When Capulet gets angry at Juliet for saying she doesn’t want to marry Paris, you can foreshadow that he is not going to change his mind and Juliet is going to end up getting married to Paris. You can also foreshadow that bad things will happen to her relationship with Romeo if she does.

5. In response to Samantha Gaglio.
To the audience, who knows much more of the plot than the characters, the quote "Indeed I never shall be satisfied With Romeo till I behold him-dead- Is my poor heart, do for a kinsman vexed" is taken very differently. If you insert a pause after the word “him” we take it that she is trying to say that her heart is dead until she can have Romeo but Juliet’s mother, who hears it without any pause, thinks she is saying that she wants Romeo dead. Another quote that could be taken differently is “I will not marry yet, and when I do I swear It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris.” We, the audience. realize that she wants to marry Romeo but Lady Capulet would take this as she would rather marry the person she truly hates than Paris.

6. In response to Kolin C.
Romeo and Juliet’s marriage will not be successful. You are told in the very beginning that things will not end well. There very well could be a fight between Paris and Romeo if word gets out of their marriage. No matter what happens, it definatly will not be good and will just bring them trouble.

7. In response to Lindsay Garrone.
You can pretty much determine that things will get even worse between the two families once Romeo kills Tybalt. Juliet will not be allowed to see Romeo and the families will just hate each other even more.

8. In response to Kristy Catoloni.
As Romeo enters the scene he says things like “I do protest I never injured thee But love thee better than thou canst devise.” Romeo is trying to get across that he no longer feels hate towards Tybalt but cannot explain why. Tybalt thinks that Romeo is mocking him and trying to get him frustrated. Tybalt’s frustration with Romeo eventually leads to him stabbing Mercutio instead.

9. In response to Natalie Tarrie.
In the very beginning, on line 6 of the prologue, the chorus tells us that “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” Right from the start of the play we know that the two main characters will indeed die.

10. In response to Emily Christy.
Shakespeare usually puts a funny or violent scene for the groundlings after a serious love scene for the upper-class people to keep everyone interested. For example, after the loving balcony scene for the upper-class folk, Shakespeare inserts a scene where Benvolio and Mercutio make fun of Romeo and Tybalt.

-TARYN KITCHEN

Anonymous said...

In response to Cam H, in the quote,"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun." Romeo is saying that Juliet is as beautiful as the light of the sun.This quote means in modern day terms is nothing is as beautiful to Romeo than Juliet's beauty.

~Kim Lynch~
Period-D

Anonymous said...

Answering Taryn Kitchen's:
The relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence and the relationship between Juliet and the Nurse are similiar.Friar Lawrence is like a father to Romeo. The Nurse is like a mother to Juliet. The difference is that Friar Lawrence is smarter than the Nurse.

~Kim Lynch~
Period~D

Anonymous said...

Response to Allison C.

Shakespeare uses imagery in this scene describing the emotions and what they were acting like by what they were saying. Like when Mercuccio said "A curse to both your houses." That means may you be curse to the Montagues and Capulets. He expressed his emotions in one line.

Answering Gary's question, I think that Shakespeare will end "Romeo and Juliet" with a big ending rather than with a clift hanger.


Response to Alex,
What is the relationship between the nurse and Juliet? What example of dialogue helps you answer the question?


The relationship between the nurse and Juliet is the nurse is like a mother to Juliet. They talk to each other about personal things. It’s like how a mother and daughter talk to each other.

~Kim Lynch~
Period-D

Anonymous said...

1)In response to Taryn K:

Romeo's relationship with Friar Lawrence and Juliet's relationship with the Nurse are very similar. Friar Lawrence and the Nurse always help them with their problems and kind of act like their parents. Romeo always goes to Friar Lawrence with his problems while Juliet always goes to the Nurse with her problems. The Nurse lives with Juliet and is her nurse while Friar Lawrence is the priest at the church in town and anyone can go to him for help.

2)In response to Gary P:

I think that Shakespeare will end the story Romeo and Juliet with a big ending, rather than ending the story with a cliffhanger.

3)In response to Kolin C:

I think that this will cause more troubles for Romeo and Juliet. For example at the beginning of the story when the chorus says "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life..." Tells us that the story will end in Romeo and Juliet dying.

4)In response to Kim Lynch:

Friar Lawrence secretly married Romeo and Juliet. No one could find out because Romeo's family and Juliet's family do not like eachother. Only the Nurse, Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet know about this marriage.

5)In response to Brianne A:

Both Romeo and Paris are inlove with Juliet. Yet Romeo is inlove with everything about Juliet, while Paris is just inlove with her for her beauty. They are both in a complicated situation though. Juliet and Romeo are inlove but the Capulets would never let Juliet marry Romeo for he is hated by them. Where the Capulets want Paris to marry Juliet but Juliet has no affection for him and would never marry him.

6)In response to Lindsey G:

I think that Juliet will be very sad to find out that her cousin Tybalt has been killed, especially by her love Romeo. And that Romeo is to be exiled do to the fact he has killed Tybalt. But i think that Juliet will also forgive Romeo for she is deeply inlove with him.

7)In response to Anthony B:

Shakespeare changed the character of Mercutio as he was dying by making him evil. Mercutio used to joke around but as he was dying he said " A plague o' both your houses!" Cursing to both families, the Capulets and the Montagues, which hurt Romeo very much.

8)In response to Cam H:

In the quote "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun." Romeo is saying that Juliet is more beautful than the sun. In modern day terms Romeo is saying that Juliet is more beautiful than anything.

9)In response to Brianna R:

Romeo tries to break up the duel between Tybalt and Mercutio, when Tybalt stabs Mercutio and kills him. Romeo is angry and gets even more mad when Mercutio says " A plague o' both your houses." And kills Tybalt.

10)In response to Ally S:

Yes, I believe that love at first sight really exists. Romeo got this feeling for Juliet that he did not get for any other, that showed him that he really loved her when he first saw her.


- Kim Schubert
Period F

Anonymous said...

why would Shakespeare tell you the exposition of the story before it began?
by: Donahue M.

Anonymous said...

to respond to Allison c comment is the imagery in the scene which Tybalt and Mercutio died is that how Tybalt was fast acting like a cat and stabed Mercutio under Romeos arms.

Donahue M.

Anonymous said...

In response to Kevin Rogers, When Mercutio said "A plague o' both houses!" he means that the feud between these houses has gone too far and has resulted in his death. This would have a big effect on Romeo because one of his best friends just got killed because of him. Also one of his best friends just wants something bad to happen to him.
-Matt Pelletier

Anonymous said...

In response to Taryn K, Romeo and Friar Lawrence's relationship and Juliet and the nurse's relationship are alike in many ways. One way they are alike is Romeo goes to the friar for his problems and Juliet goes to the nurse for her problems. Also the nurse is like a mother to Juliet and the Friar is like a father to Romeo. One way they are different is the nurse lives with Juliet and Romeo has to go to the friar.
-Matt Pelletier

Anonymous said...

response to Nick S:
How does the fighting in the world today contrast with the fighting Shakespeare depicts in middle evil Verona?

Today we fight with knives, weapons and guns. In middle evil Verona times they fought with swords and armor.

answering Kim S:
How does Shakespeare's dialogue between Romeo and Juliet show their affection for each other? And how does it relate to young couples' love today?

In the balcony scene, neither of them wants to say goodbye at the end. So they would keep on talking so none of them would leave. In young couples' today they would talk on the phone for hours because they don't want to leave and say goodbye.

~Kim Lynch~
Period-D

Anonymous said...

In response to Panos N,
For what reason does Shakepeare not go through the whole wedding of Romeo and Juliet?


Shakespeare wants the reader to imagine what is going to happen later on in the story.


Responding to Anthony B:
In what ways did Shakespeare change the character Mercutio as he was dying?

Mercutio was a guy who joked alot and wasn't really serious. When he was dieing he was serious and evil. He cursed on the two houses.

~Kim Lynch~
Period-D

Anonymous said...

In response to Anthony B.
Shakespeare changed Mercutio as he was about to die by having Mercutio say plague on both the Capulet and Montague houses. Which makes you think he is a mean and unpeaceful person but hes usually a nice peaceful charcter.
Allison C.

Anonymous said...

In response to Tyler Durocher, one thing that uses imagery that is suggestive of the idea of predestination is the phrase, "star-crossed lovers". That uses imagery because when someone would say that then I would picture stars. Also that is suggestive of predestination because predestination is when you destiny is mapped out in the stars.
-Matt Pelletier

Anonymous said...

In response to Amanda A.
Right before Mercutio died he was very mad at Romeo because if Romeo didn't interfere with the fight Mercutio prabably wounldn't have been stabed and wouldn't have died. Romeo felt really bad about the whole thing because he knew Mercutio's death was kind of his fault.
Allison C.

Parke MacLEAN said...

In response to Brian Acker (#3):

I think that foreshadow is a good technique to get the reader involved in the story and stimulates thoughts as to the ending. Shakepeare hints at things to come in hopes to snag the readers attention and keep them interested.

In response to Sam Gaglio's question (#4):

I interperet this quote to mean that Juliet loves Romeo even though he killed her kinsman. Her heart is dead untill she is held once again by Romeo. Shakespeare also uses foreshadow in this scene, because its a hint of what might happen to the two.

In response to Matt Pelliteer's questions (#5): I think that Shakespeare's characterization is a key element in his story, because all the different characteristsics of the chracters make the story intersting. For instance, Benvolio is the kind, gentle hearted friend of Romeo, whie the fiery Tybalt is full of angry and hatred towards the Montagues. This makes for an exicting plot with intertwining characteristics.

Anonymous said...

In response to Michelle D.
Romeo was crushed when Mercutio was stabbed and killed because Mercutio was one of Romeo's best friends. Romeo was so mad a Tybalt because he was the one that stabbed Mercution. So Romeo decided to kill Tybalt because he was so mad at him.
Allison C.

Anonymous said...

In response to Kady F, Benvolio and Tybalt are almost opposites. Benvolio is a nice guy who hates fighting and Tybalt is always looking for a fight. Tybalt is the one who is always fighting with Romeo. Benvolio is the one who is always there for Romeo and calms him down.
-Matt Pelletier

Anonymous said...

In respose to James C.
Romeo was so mad at Tybalt after Tybalt killed Mercuti. So Romeo stabbed and killed Tybalt. But big problems arose from that because Romeo was now related to Tybalt and Juliet. And the death of Tybalt made Juliet really sad. And Romeo was banished from Verona. Which also made Juliet really sad.
Allison C.

Anonymous said...

In resonse to Nick S.
The fighting in Verona was much more violent in mid evil Verona. They used swords and often died from fighting and fighting was also much more common.
Allison C.

Anonymous said...

In response to Hailey C.
I think Romeo stabbed Tybalt, even though they r related, because Tybalt killed one of Romeos best friends. And Romeo got so mad that he just couldn't help but to kill tybalt. Even if they were related.
Allison C.

Bradley Jones said...

Bradley Jones Responding To:

What is the foreshadowing that Shakespeare uses at the beginning of the play to tell the fate of young Romeo and Juliet?

-Natalie Tarrie
Period D

"The fearful passage of their death-marked love" Shakespeare tells us right off Romeo and Juliet are going to die.

Responding To:

Describe the scene in which Romeo and Juliet get married.

~*Kim Lynch*~
period-D

The scene in which Romeo and Juliet get married does not actuly appear in the play, but during the scene before that we do see Romeo and Juliet in is a massive foreshadoing speach by Friar Lawrence.

Responding To:

What is the relationship between the nurse and Juliet? What example of dialoge helps you answere the question?

Alex Devolve

The Nurse is Juliets closest confidant and the big goffy sister that Juliet has. To prove it I will say... "Hie to high fortune! Honest Nurse, farewell."

Responding To:

Based on Romeos reaction to Tybalt killing Mercutio and the reactions of the Capulets to Romeo killing Tybalt, what do you foresee happining to Romeo and Juliets' relationship?

-Lindsay Garrone

I see Romeo and Juliet becomeing even closer together because they will have to over come what happend to continue their relationship. Which we all knows lasts until their dying breaths.

Responding To:

Anthony B:

In what ways did Shakespeare change the character Mercutio as he was dying?

Shakespeare caused Mercutio to really influence the tragedy's mood and to cause the people to again see that this is a tragedy be Mercutio's comments.

Responding To:

brandon deal said...

How do you think that tybalys death affects juliet, and why do you think so?

I say...
Tybalt's death will affect Juliet by causing her to really start to under stand the meaning of Romeo and her vows of eternal love, Or loves reprocutions...

Anonymous said...

In response to Gary Portway, I think there will be a big ending. The beggining of the book said, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life". This would probably mean that somehow Romeo and Juliet will end up dead in the end of the story. I think that is a very big ending.
-Matt Pelletier

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