Excellent revision notes for the English exam on May 2012; Romeo and Juliet

For the students who are preparing for the English Exam: The Writer's Craft (5EH2H01) this month, here are some great revision notes for the upcoming exam which will surely get you and A/A*. I'm about to take this exam in 2 weeks myself and it's helping me a huge lot

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Romeo and Juliet Theme Quotes ­ Act 5
LOVE THEME:

Romeo and Juliet are two of the most famous lovers in history, but some people doubt that
their historic love lives up to its reputation. Romeo starts the play infatuated with Rosaline, a
gorgeous girl with no interest in him.…

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HATRED THEME:
In Romeo and Juliet, love and hate are two sides of the same coin, as two children from
warring families (the Capulet's and the Montague's) turn their hatred of each other into an
insatiable passion. Ultimately, the hatred between their two families propels the lovers
towards their tragic…

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towards their tragic deaths. When their parents discover Romeo and Juliet dead in each
others' arms, they vow to end the feud between their two families.

MORALITY QUOTES:

Quote#1
ROMEO:
`'Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death,
Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth,
Thus I enforce thy rotten…

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their own volition. There are also plenty of players (the meddling Friar and Nurse, Romeo and
Juliet's warring parents, etc.)

FATE QUOTES:

Quote#1
ROMEO:
`'Is it even so? Then I defy you, stars!''

Explanation:
Romeo rejects the stars that have decided to separate Juliet and him. He will be with…

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deaths, but so is Romeo's obligation to avenge his friend's murder and defend his
masculinity and family name. Juliet's father and mother, who try to push her into an unwanted
marriage, are also to blame.

FAMILY QUOTES:

Quote#1
PROLOGUE:
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we…

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