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Act IV The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Act 4 Scene i (Friars Cell) Dramatic Irony: contradiction between what a character thinks or says, and what the.

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1 Act IV The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

2 Act 4 Scene i (Friars Cell) Dramatic Irony: contradiction between what a character thinks or says, and what the audience or reader knows to be true. This adds suspense and involves readers emotionally. Dramatic Irony: contradiction between what a character thinks or says, and what the audience or reader knows to be true. This adds suspense and involves readers emotionally. Ex. Act III, scene iv, Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris, but he does NOT Know what the reader knows---that Juliet is already married to Romeo! Ex. Act III, scene iv, Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris, but he does NOT Know what the reader knows---that Juliet is already married to Romeo! **Act IV belongs to Juliet as she interacts with Friar, Nurse, Paris and her parents. She uses wordplay and misleading statements with double meaning. **Act IV belongs to Juliet as she interacts with Friar, Nurse, Paris and her parents. She uses wordplay and misleading statements with double meaning.

3 Act 4 Scene i (Friars Cell) Paris is making arrangements with Friar Lawrence to perform the ceremony between himself and Juliet, and Friar and Paris are talking about the haste in which Paris is to wed Juliet, as her father dictates, to help her get over Tybalts death, and the Friar knows why it should be slowed, but cannot say! Paris is making arrangements with Friar Lawrence to perform the ceremony between himself and Juliet, and Friar and Paris are talking about the haste in which Paris is to wed Juliet, as her father dictates, to help her get over Tybalts death, and the Friar knows why it should be slowed, but cannot say! Juliet comes to see Friar and sees Paris, who calls her wife and she says may be a wife using double meanings to avoid lying. Juliet comes to see Friar and sees Paris, who calls her wife and she says may be a wife using double meanings to avoid lying. Paris says Thy face is mine… (p. 748) and Juliet seems to agree with him, but shes saying its not my own but the audience knows it belongs to Romeo. Paris says Thy face is mine… (p. 748) and Juliet seems to agree with him, but shes saying its not my own but the audience knows it belongs to Romeo. Paris leaves with a reminder of their wedding on Thursday Paris leaves with a reminder of their wedding on Thursday Juliet tells Friar that she will kill herself rather than marry Paris, which is a dichotomy (split) of Juliet because: Juliet tells Friar that she will kill herself rather than marry Paris, which is a dichotomy (split) of Juliet because: She is deeply in love with Romeo and she is brave enough to take Friars potion She is deeply in love with Romeo and she is brave enough to take Friars potion She is also afraid of her parents so much that she cant tell them the truth. She is also afraid of her parents so much that she cant tell them the truth.

4 Act 4 Scene i (Friars Cell) Friar comes up with a plan to consent to marry Paris, but on Wednesday night, make the Nurse leave and take the vile of potion and it will make it appear as if she diedno pulse and no color etc. for 42 hours. So the wedding will be called off and she will be buried in the family vault and Romeo and Friar will come by and get her out and take her to Mantua Friar comes up with a plan to consent to marry Paris, but on Wednesday night, make the Nurse leave and take the vile of potion and it will make it appear as if she diedno pulse and no color etc. for 42 hours. So the wedding will be called off and she will be buried in the family vault and Romeo and Friar will come by and get her out and take her to Mantua He will send letters off to Romeo now and explain this new plan He will send letters off to Romeo now and explain this new plan The Friar is deeply involved with Romeo and Juliet and has performed an illegal marriage and could be implicated in bigamous charges. He could be charged with personal liability. He is a peace-loving, yet powerless character in the play The Friar is deeply involved with Romeo and Juliet and has performed an illegal marriage and could be implicated in bigamous charges. He could be charged with personal liability. He is a peace-loving, yet powerless character in the play THEME: death vs life cycle THEME: death vs life cycle Juliet must be like death to have a life with Romeo Juliet must be like death to have a life with Romeo Opposite of birth is death –Friar creates death to draw out life Opposite of birth is death –Friar creates death to draw out life Friar uses herbs and flowers to create Juliets potion healing vs. death the opposite again to bring life from death. Friar uses herbs and flowers to create Juliets potion healing vs. death the opposite again to bring life from death.

5 Act IV Scene ii (in Capulet House) Old Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Nurse and servants are in the hall discussing arrangements for the wedding feast Old Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Nurse and servants are in the hall discussing arrangements for the wedding feast Juliet comes from Friar Lawrences cell and begs her father for forgiveness for her disobedient behavior, and she says she will marry Paris. Juliet comes from Friar Lawrences cell and begs her father for forgiveness for her disobedient behavior, and she says she will marry Paris. Old Capulet is thrilled that she will marry Paris, and ignores all others, and continues to dominate his wife and child. Old Capulet is thrilled that she will marry Paris, and ignores all others, and continues to dominate his wife and child. Old Capulet is so delighted that he moves up the wedding day to Wednesday, and the servants will make due! Old Capulet is so delighted that he moves up the wedding day to Wednesday, and the servants will make due! In Old Capulets zeal, Juliet must take the poison 24 hours soon than the Friar anticipated. This reduces the time the Friar has to notify Romeo In Old Capulets zeal, Juliet must take the poison 24 hours soon than the Friar anticipated. This reduces the time the Friar has to notify Romeo

6 Act IV Scene iii (Juliets Chamber) Dramatic Irony: Lady Capulet says Juliet needs rest, and we (the reader) know that Juliet will be resting (dead) for a while! Dramatic Irony: Lady Capulet says Juliet needs rest, and we (the reader) know that Juliet will be resting (dead) for a while! Juliet asks Nurse to leave so she can prepare, and Lady Capulet leaves also, very calm and willing, so to prepare for her wedding to Paris on Wednesday morn next. Juliet asks Nurse to leave so she can prepare, and Lady Capulet leaves also, very calm and willing, so to prepare for her wedding to Paris on Wednesday morn next. Insight Character: Juliet is NOT like her mother who is dominated with no control. She has taken control of her own life and can only control her death. Insight Character: Juliet is NOT like her mother who is dominated with no control. She has taken control of her own life and can only control her death. Juliets soliloquy on p. 752 Lines 14-58 is a high point in the play. She agonizes and worries over everything that would go wrong. Juliets soliloquy on p. 752 Lines 14-58 is a high point in the play. She agonizes and worries over everything that would go wrong. Wake up and Romeo not there Wake up and Romeo not there No air in vault No air in vault Ancient vault with dead bones (bodies) Ancient vault with dead bones (bodies) Tybalt in a shroud there newly entombed Tybalt in a shroud there newly entombed Loathsome smells Loathsome smells Surrounded by dead relatives Surrounded by dead relatives

7 Act IV Scene iii (Juliets Chamber) For Juliet, she must trust the Friar, but she places a dagger by her bedside and she finally drinks to Romeo and takes the poison. If the plan does NOT work, she must be prepared to take her own life. This is a symbol of her independence. For Juliet, she must trust the Friar, but she places a dagger by her bedside and she finally drinks to Romeo and takes the poison. If the plan does NOT work, she must be prepared to take her own life. This is a symbol of her independence. THEME: Life vs death THEME: Life vs death Juliet must die and in tomb in order to be reborn with new life with Romeo Juliet must die and in tomb in order to be reborn with new life with Romeo

8 Act IV Scene iv (Hall in Capulet House) It is 3:00 AM and Lady Capulet and Nurse, as well as many servants are busily preparing for the wedding throughout the night. Great excitement! It is 3:00 AM and Lady Capulet and Nurse, as well as many servants are busily preparing for the wedding throughout the night. Great excitement! Paris has musicians there and things are well arranged Paris has musicians there and things are well arranged Old Capulet sends Nurse to wake Juliet and get her ready for her day. He will talk to Parismake haste! Dawn is breaking! Old Capulet sends Nurse to wake Juliet and get her ready for her day. He will talk to Parismake haste! Dawn is breaking! Dramatic Irony: Old Capulet says Juliets bridegroom is come already and we (the reader) know that Romeo is the bridegroom and hes been with Juliet already! Dramatic Irony: Old Capulet says Juliets bridegroom is come already and we (the reader) know that Romeo is the bridegroom and hes been with Juliet already!

9 Act IV Scene v (Juliets Chamber) Old Capulet sends Nurse to wake Juliet and Nurse tries everything to wake Juliet at dawn. She cannot! She is calling others and says, O lamentable day! My ladys dead! Old Capulet sends Nurse to wake Juliet and Nurse tries everything to wake Juliet at dawn. She cannot! She is calling others and says, O lamentable day! My ladys dead! All come running, Lady and Old Capulet and Old Capulet says that shes like a flower that has not come into full bloom, killed by an early frost. No one can wake her. Death is his son-in-law. All come running, Lady and Old Capulet and Old Capulet says that shes like a flower that has not come into full bloom, killed by an early frost. No one can wake her. Death is his son-in-law. The rest of the wedding party arrives (Friar Lawrence, Paris, and musicians) and they lament Juliets death. The rest of the wedding party arrives (Friar Lawrence, Paris, and musicians) and they lament Juliets death. Paris feels he has been cheated, but not so affected as the Nurse, by Juliets dying. Juliets parents and Nurse are truly sad and grieving wildly so. Paris feels he has been cheated, but not so affected as the Nurse, by Juliets dying. Juliets parents and Nurse are truly sad and grieving wildly so.

10 Act IV Scene v (Juliets Chamber) Friar Lawrence tries to emphasize that marriage is not important, because Juliet has gone on to her reward in heaven, and in a better place, and now turn energies to her funeral, instruments and feasts for burial and not marriage Friar Lawrence tries to emphasize that marriage is not important, because Juliet has gone on to her reward in heaven, and in a better place, and now turn energies to her funeral, instruments and feasts for burial and not marriage All exit, but Nurse and musicians. As the musicians turn to leave, Peter comes in and demands that they play a sad song My Heart is Full to cheer him up, and they refuse, so Peter insults them with a riddle, and they leave. All exit, but Nurse and musicians. As the musicians turn to leave, Peter comes in and demands that they play a sad song My Heart is Full to cheer him up, and they refuse, so Peter insults them with a riddle, and they leave.

11 The End of Act IV http://www.pianobrothers.com/Music/psloveyou/index.asp#JumpName


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