Literature Reader Romeo and Juliet part 2

Romeo and Juliet
Part 2

Last time we watched the first part of the balcony scene.
Now let's see how this scene ends.
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Romeo and Juliet
Part 2

Last time we watched the first part of the balcony scene.
Now let's see how this scene ends.

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

While watching
Use your reader and look at page 43. Find line 114 ("Which is the god of my idolatry", first column/ at the bottom of the page).

What have Romeo and Juliet decided to do?

Slide 2 - Tekstslide


Slide 3 - Video

Juliet: Just tell me where and when and I'll be there to marry you tomorrow.

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Read the brief summary on page 43 (right column, at the bottom of the page), then the lines from 'Now, good sweet nurse...' until 'Honest nurse, farewell' on page 44. What's going on here?

Slide 5 - Open vraag


Slide 6 - Video

Why would Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?

Slide 7 - Open vraag

Scene 3, act 1. But then things turn for the worst:
Romeo runs into Tybalt (Juliet's cousin). Tybalt is angry with Romeo because of his presence at the party.

"Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain."

Slide 8 - Tekstslide


Slide 9 - Video

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

How does Romeo react?
More importantly, how does this affect the fate of Romeo and Juliet?

Tip: read the brief summary between each act/scene from page 45 to 47.

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Slide 13 - Video

Slide 14 - Video

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Important literary devices:
1. Prose and verse

R&J is mostly written in verse, but prose is also used. Prose is used for more common situations or people (such as the nurse).

* verse = has a set rhythm and structure
* prose = conversational way of speaking (no rhythm)

2. Antithesis (oxymoron)

In Romeo’s ‘Banished’ speech in Act 3 Scene 3, he uses antithesis to describe how it feels to be separated from Juliet. ''Tis torture and not mercy’ (Romeo, 3:3) is just one example. Opposites like light and dark and heaven and hell are used a lot in Romeo and Juliet.

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

3. Dramatic irony

- an important literary device used by Shakespeare in his tragedies
- audience is aware of the fate of the characters, but the characters are unaware of the implications of the meanings

Example in Act 1 scene 4:
Before Romeo meets Juliet at the ball, for example, he says his ‘mind misgives / Some consequence yet hanging in the stars'.

The best example can be found in the prologue.

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

4. Soliloquy 

A monologue that gives an insight into the character's inner feelings. It is delivered when the character is alone on stage.

“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief
That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.”

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

5. Allegory (and why it's different from metaphor)

- Acts as symbols, usually have hidden meanings and make reference to religion, morality or politics.

'For saints have hands that pilgrims hands do touch'
'Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized'

They both refer to...?

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

6. Blank verse

A type of poetry that does not have a rhyme scheme, but has a regular meter.
Usually in iambic pentameter (remember the 10 syllables, 5 stressed ones, similar to the Shakespearean sonnet)

Read p. 48/ 49 in your reader for more information.

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

Slide 21 - Video

Slide 22 - Link