Renaissance Research Powerpoint Project
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CDW: Who is responsible for the death of R&J ?
Today in class:
We went over claim, data, warrant. Remember that every quote and warrant needs a starter!! This was to be completed in class. If not finished--homework. You MUST have these for the next class period!
Shakespeare's plays are master classes in literary devices - they're everywhere because the plays are written in poetry. In R&J perhaps the most significant device is paradox.
Paradox is used by a writer to express contradictory emotions - like a woman crying at her wedding. There is something both happy and sad about such an occasion. Paradox suggests the split that people often feel in their hearts - we are rarely fully 100% on anything. Much of what it means to be human is embodied in the device of paradox. Romeo and Juliet is based upon paradox: I am in love with the child of my enemy (which makes my lover my enemy).
Check the following scenes for references containing paradoxes:
1.1.115-130 (Benvolio's response to Lady Montague)
1.1.160-180 (Romeo's discourse to Benvolio about "love")
3.2.70-85 (Juliet's response to the news Romeo has killed Tybalt)
Another "device" that the play is well known for is its co-mingling of sex and death (echoed by the Elizabethan use of "die" as a euphemism for an orgasm). There are numerous passages where "grave" and "marriage bed" are put together - see
1.5.134-135 Juliet: If he be married, My grave is like to be my wedding bed.
3.2.130-136 Juliet: But I, a maid, die maiden-widowed...I'll to my wedding-bed, and death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!
3.5.199-200 Juliet: Or if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies"
4.5.33-40 Friar Lawrence: Come, is the bride ready to go to church?
Capulet: Ready to go but never to return - O son the night before your wedding day, Hath Death lain with thy wife...Death is my heir, My daughter he hath wedded.
These are the BIG ONES:
Light/Dark and Day/Night
Romeo and Juliet is filled with imagery of light and dark. But while light is traditionally connected with "good" and dark with "evil," in Romeo and Juliet the relationship is more complex. Romeo and Juliet constantly see each other as forms of light. In the balcony scene, Romeo describes Juliet as the sun, while Juliet describes Romeo as stars. But the relationship between light and dark is complicated by the lover's need for the privacy of darkness in order to be together. As Romeo says when the sun dawns on the morning when he is to be banished from Verona, "More light and light, more dark and dark our woes!" So while Romeo and Juliet see each other as light, in order for their light to shine brightly it needs the contrast of darkness, of night, to make it powerful.
•Look for the red text to track where Light/Dark and Day/Night appears in: Act 1, scene 1, Act 1, scene 5, Act 2, scene 1, Act 3, scene 2, Act 3, scene 3, Act 3, scene 4, Act 3, scene 5, Act 4, scene 1
Happy Valentine's Day!
We will be finishing the end of Romeo & Juliet today...--that's IRONY!
Love in Romeo and Juliet is not some pretty, idealized emotion. Yes, the love Romeo andJuliet share is beautiful and passionate. It is pure, exhilarating, and transformative, and they are willing to give everything to it. But it is also chaotic and destructive, bringing death to friends, family, and to themselves. Over and over in the play, Romeo and Juliet's love is mentioned in connection with death and violence, and finds it's greatest expression in their suicide.
The theme of love in Romeo and Juliet also extends beyond the love that Romeo and Juliet feel for each other. All the characters in the play constantly talk about love. Mercutiothinks love is little more than an excuse to pursue sexual pleasure and that it makes a man weak and dumb. Lady Capulet thinks love is based on material things: Paris is handsome and wealthy; therefore Lady Capulet believes Juliet will love him. Lord Capulet sees love as obedience and duty. Friar Laurence knows that love may be passionate, but argues that it's also a responsibility. Paris seems to think that love is at his command, since he tells Juliet that she loves him. In short, love is everywhere inRomeo and Juliet, and everyone sees it differently.
More help on this theme...•See quotes about Love
•Look for the to see analysis of this theme in: Prologue, Act 1, scene 1, Act 1, scene 2, Act 1, scene 3, Act 1, scene 4, Act 1, scene 5, Act 2, prologue, Act 2, scene 1, Act 2, scene 2, Act 2, scene 3, Act 2, scene 4, Act 2, scene 5, Act 3, scene 1, Act 3, scene 2, Act 3, scene 3, Act 3, scene 4, Act 3, scene 5, Act 4, scene 1, Act 4, scene 3, Act 5, scene 1, Act 5, scene 3
From the opening prologue when the Chorus summarizes Romeo and Juliet and says that the "star-crossed lovers" will die, Romeo and Juliet are trapped by fate. No matter what the lovers do, what plans they make, or how much they love each other, their struggles against fate only help fulfill it. But defeating or escaping fate is not the point. No one escapes fate. It is Romeo and Juliet's determination to struggle against fate in order to be together, whether in life or death, that shows the fiery passion of their love, and which makes that love eternal.
Fate is not just a force felt by the characters in Romeo and Juliet. The audience also senses it through Shakespeare's use of foreshadowing. Time and again, both Romeo and Juliet unknowingly reference their imminent deaths, as when Juliet says after first meeting Romeo: "If he be married / My grave is like to be my wedding bed." She means that if Romeo is already married she'll be miserable. But the audience knows that Juliet's grave actually will be her wedding bed. In Romeo and Juliet, fate is a force that neither the characters nor the audience can escape, and so every word and gesture gains in power, becomes fateful.
More help on this theme...•See quotes about Fate
•Look for the to see analysis of this theme in: Prologue, Act 1, scene 1, Act 1, scene 2, Act 1, scene 4, Act 1, scene 5, Act 2, scene 1, Act 2, scene 2, Act 2, scene 5, Act 3, scene 1, Act 3, scene 2, Act 3, scene 3, Act 3, scene 4, Act 3, scene 5, Act 4, scene 1, Act 4, scene 2, Act 4, scene 3, Act 5, scene 1, Act 5, scene 2, Act 5, scene 3
1. The powerful nature of romantic love can lead to violent destruction.
· Teen Health and Wellness(subject: Safety OR Mind, Mood & Emotions)
· Consumer Health Complete
· Psychology Today - Jealousy
· BBC News - Kerry Smith Murder - April 4, 2012 - News Story
· Manchester News - April 2, 2012 - News Story
· Detroit News - April 5, 2012 - News Story
· There are many, many more news stories that you can find.
2. Youthful passion conflicts with the values of parents and more mature advisors.
· Storycorps Story 1Story 2Story 3
· Psychology Today - Teenage Rebellion
· Silly Bandz Craze - News Story
· Aqsa Parvez Murder - News Story
· Monika Rani Murder - News Story
3. There are forces in life, such as fate, over which humans have no control.
· ABC World News - Natural Disasters or Divine Punishment?
· Faith Healing Cases - Neal Beagley Kara Neumann David Hickmann
4. Hasty, reckless actions may have unintended, or even disastrous consequences.
· The Darwin Awards
· The New York Times - Unintended Consequences
5. Hate can produce dire consequences.
· Teen Health and Wellness (subject: Diversity)
· Facts on File: Issues and Controversies
· Global Issues in Context
· Opposing Viewpoints in Context
· Storycorps - Racism
· Name-based Resume Discrimination
· Consider discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, agism, and overweight people
EQ: Does interpretation of literature have an effect on meaning?
Today in class:
Figurative Language Quiz
Compare/Contrast of Movie versions chart