Romeo & Juliet: Act 1, Scene 5
Key moments in Romeo and Juliet and some significant facts about the play and its characters. Romeo Romeo risks death to meet Juliet again (Act 2 Scene 1). Get free homework help on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: play summary, scene summary and analysis and original text, quotes, essays, character. [ Enter CAPULET, with JULIET and others of his house, meeting the Guests and Maskers ]. CAPULET . Next: Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 1 ______.
Though Romeo and Juliet try to separate themselves from such archaic grudges and foolish fighting, the couple can't escape the repercussions of the feud, which ultimately deals their love a fatal wound. The second half of the scene switches its focus from the theme of feuding and violence to the play's other key theme, love.
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Romeo woefully bemoans his plight as an unrequited, Petrarchan lover. The term Petrarchan comes from the poet, Petrarch, who wrote sonnets obsessively consumed with his unrequited love for Laura. Romeo's feelings of love have not been reciprocated by Rosaline, and this predicament causes him to dwell on his emotional torment.
Shakespeare chooses language that reflects youthful, idealized notions of romance. Romeo describes his state of mind through a series of oxymorons — setting contradictory words together — blending the joys of love with the emotional desolation of unrequited love: Romeo's use of traditional, hackneyed poetry in the early stages of the play show him as a young, inexperienced lover who is more interested in the concept of being in love, than actually loving another human being.
As the play progresses, Romeo's use of language shifts as he begins to speak in blank verse as well as rhyme. Through this development, his expressions sound more genuine rather than like a poem learned by rote. Shakespeare elevates Romeo's language as he elevates Romeo's love for Juliet. Romeo's emotional turmoil also reflects the chaos of Verona, a city divided by the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Just as the city is embattled by the feud between the families, Romeo is embattled by his unrequited love for Rosaline.Romeo + Juliet (1996) - Star-crossed Lovers Scene (2/5) - Movieclips
Romeo illustrates his idea of love as a battlefield by using military terms to describe the ways in which he has used his eyes and words of love in a combined attack to win the lady over, but without success: These conflicting images of love and violence ominously anticipate the play's conclusion when the deaths of Romeo and Juliet "win" the end of the feud.
The lovers meet for the first time Act 1 Scene 4 Romeo is persuaded to attend a masked party at the Capulet household.
Not knowing who she is, he falls in love with Juliet the moment he sees her, and she, equally ignorant that he is a Montague, falls just as instantly for him.
Romeo risks death to meet Juliet again Act 2 Scene 1 When everyone has left the party, Romeo creeps into the Capulet garden and sees Juliet on her balcony. They reveal their mutual love and Romeo leaves, promising to arrange a secret marriage and let Juliet's messenger, her old Nurse, have the details the following morning.
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The wedding is held in secret Act 2 Scene 5 Juliet tells her parents she is going to make her confession to Friar Laurence, meets Romeo there and, despite some personal misgivings, the friar marries them immediately. Romeo angrily kills Juliet's cousin, Tybalt Act 3 Scene 1 Romeo meets Tybalt in the street, and is challenged by him to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight and his friend Mercutio is so disgusted by this 'cowardice' that the takes up the challenge instead.
The Prince arrives and, on hearing the full story, banishes Romeo rather than have him executed. The unhappy couple are parted Act 3 Scene 5 Arranged by the Friar and the Nurse, Romeo and Juliet have spent their wedding night together.
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They are immediately parted though, as Romeo must leave for banishment in Mantua or die if he is found in Verona. Believing her grief to be for the death of her cousin, Juliet's father tries to cheer Juliet by arranging her immediate marriage to Paris. He threatens to disown her when she asks for the marriage to be at least postponed, and she runs to the Friar for advice and help.
The Friar suggests a dangerous solution Act 4 Scene 1 Juliet arrives at the Friar's to be met by Paris, who is busy discussing their wedding plans.
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She is so desperate that she threatens suicide, and the Friar instead suggests that she takes a potion that will make her appear to be dead. He promises to send a message to Romeo, asking him to return secretly and be with Juliet when she wakes, once her 'body' has been taken to the family crypt.
Juliet is found 'dead' Act 4 Scene 4 The Nurse discovers Juliet 's 'body' dead' when she goes to wake her for her marriage Paris.
Friar Laurence is called, counsels the family to accept their grief, and arranges for Juliet to be 'buried' immediately. Romeo learns of the tragedy and plans suicide Act 5 Scene 1 Romeo's servant, Balthasar, reaches Mantua before the Friar's messenger and tells Romeo that Juliet is dead.