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Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare. Universal Themes: Love overcomes hatred & prejudice. Love overcomes hatred & prejudice. Family Rivalry Family.

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1 Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare

2 Universal Themes: Love overcomes hatred & prejudice. Love overcomes hatred & prejudice. Family Rivalry Family Rivalry Foolish & hasty actions can have disastrous results Foolish & hasty actions can have disastrous results Forcing people to hide their true feelings can lead to lies, misunderstandings, or disaster. Forcing people to hide their true feelings can lead to lies, misunderstandings, or disaster.

3 Definitions to Know Oxymoron – the pairing of two unlike words together (ex. jumbo shrimp) Oxymoron – the pairing of two unlike words together (ex. jumbo shrimp) Aside – a character’s remarks (usually to the audience) that the other characters aren’t supposed to hear Aside – a character’s remarks (usually to the audience) that the other characters aren’t supposed to hear

4 Tragedy – a drama that ends in a catastrophe Tragedy – a drama that ends in a catastrophe Dramatic Irony – where the reader/viewer knows something that a character doesn’t know. Dramatic Irony – where the reader/viewer knows something that a character doesn’t know.

5 Comic Relief – a humorous scene, incident, or speech that relieves the overall tension of the play Comic Relief – a humorous scene, incident, or speech that relieves the overall tension of the play Soliloquy – a speech a character gives when alone on stage (It lets the audience know what he/she is thinking) Soliloquy – a speech a character gives when alone on stage (It lets the audience know what he/she is thinking)

6 Prologue – the introduction to a play (used to peak the audiences’ interest by giving them a “preview” of what’s to come) Prologue – the introduction to a play (used to peak the audiences’ interest by giving them a “preview” of what’s to come)


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