“A Plague on both your houses” Mercutio “Oh, I am fortune’s fool.”- Romeo “Immediately we do exile him hence”- Prince
A Plague on both your houses Why does he say this?
Fortunes’ fool? What theme is introduced here? Fate. Romeo is played like a puppet. What has been Juliet’s influence on him? Made him effeminate (womanly and weak) Does this apply to teenagers today? Does love make men weak?
Situational Irony The opposite of what you think will happen, happens Romeo avoids fighting Tybalt, but then kills him.
Literary term Subtext: the meaning beneath the line P.161-163 (3.5) Juliet: Yet let me weep for such a feeling loss. (let me weep for the banishment of my husband) But mom hears: Let me weep for the loss of my cousin Tybalt
Juliet: Indeed, I never shall be satisfied With Romeo till I behold him-dead- Is my poor heart, so for a kinsman vexed. Subtext: She won’t be happy until she can hold Romeo in her arms again. Mom: She thinks Juliet wants to see Romeo dead.
Juliet: I will not marry yet, and when I do I swear It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Juliet Means: I will not marry Paris, because I am already married to Romeo whom you think I hate Mom Hears: She would rather marry an enemy like Romeo than marry Paris or any other man.
Dad’s Reaction? P.169-171 “An you be not (married) hang,beg,starve, die in the streets, For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee,”
Parent/Child How has Juliet changed in this scene? Is she powerless? Is she acting childish? Or is she acting independently?
Who has betrayed her? Nurse: I think it best you married with the county. O, he’s a lovely gentelman! Romeo’s a dishclout to him.
Examples of haste is act 3? 1. Romeo and Juliet’s decision to marry 2.Romeo’s decision to kill Tybalt -code of honor/revenge 3. Capulet’s decision to marry Juliet to Paris 4. The haste with which Romeo and Juliet decide to kill themselves after Romeo’s banishment