Romeo and juliet

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  • Romeo + Juliet
    • Characters
      • Romeo M
        • Romantic-"love is smoke made with the fume of sighs"
        • Hot Headed-"fire-ey'd fury be my conduct now!
        • Respected-"a virtuous governed youth"
        • Childish and Unrealistic-"thy love did not read by rote"
          • Romeo thinks he knows love form the books but has never experienced it
      • Juliet C
        • Beautiful-" The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars"
          • Romantic-"love is smoke made with the fume of sighs"
        • Romantic-"My bounty is boundless as the sea, My love as deep: the more i give to thee The more i have, for both are infinite.
          • Independent-"My dismal scene i needs must act alone"
            • This means that no-one else can know about her faking her death
          • Brave-"go get thee hence, for i will not away"
          • young-"Not fourteen"
            • This tells us that in the modern day she is to young to get married.
              • In context with the era is was not un-usual  for a girl to get married so young and too an older man
            • In context with the era is was not un-usual  for a girl to get married so young and too an older man
        • Merctio
          • Lively-"you have dancing shoes With nimble soles"
          • Talkative-"Peace, peace, Merctio, peace. Thou talk'st of nothing"
          • Cynical attitude to love and can be a bit rude to romeo.
        • Tybalt-Juliet's cousin
          • agressive- "...talk of peace? i hate the word"
          • Loyal-" Now by the stock and honor of my kin"
          • He kills Merctio and Romeo kills him in revenge
        • Benvolio- Romeo's cousin
          • Peaceful-"i do but keep the peace, put thy sword"
          • Kind-"What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?"
      • Context
        • The Church had a big influence in the 16th century
          • You had to pay a fine if you didn't go to church.
        • Both romeo and Juliet commit suicide and it was seen as a sin
          • The Church had a big influence in the 16th century
            • You had to pay a fine if you didn't go to church.
        • Marriage
          • sometimes marriage was for money not for love
          • Family and marriage is normally positive.
            • Shakespeare has used this to represent the feud and love and honor can cause conflict.
        • Conflict
          • Everyone cares about honor and this makes it hard to Romeo and Juliet t be together.
          • Shakespeare shows that the families are drawn into duels and find it hard to ignore duels.
          • Romeo and Juliet die because of the conflict between the families, because honor is more important that lives.
      • Themes
        • Love
          • Romeo thinks he is in love with Rosaline this can be shown by "in sadness"
            • Romeo doesn't know what love is he has only read about it
          • "you kiss by the book"
            • Romeo is a good kisser but has no emotion yet because they only just met.
          • The love in the play can seem like a love so strong that they can't live without it or can seem as though it is immature madness.
        • Fate
          • Romeo thinks he can feel "some consquence yet hanging in the stars" and he worries that fate is against him.
            • This darkens the play and adds a sense of not accepting responsibility for his decisions.
          • Friar Laurence suggest a dangerous plan and doesn't think through the dangers that could happen.
          • Romeo and Juliet were to in love to make decisions and should have taken things slower.
          • Juliet parents didn't pay attention to what Juliet wanted

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