Romeo & Juliet Act lll Exercises. Warm Up – Write a sentence using a participial phrase to describe a scene from “Act lll” EXAMPLE: Refusing her father’s arranged marriage proposal, Juliet was threatened by her father with abandonment .
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Warm Up – Write a sentence using a participial phrase to describe a scene from “Act lll”
EXAMPLE: Refusing her father’s arranged marriage proposal, Juliet was threatened by her father with abandonment.
Other possible participial phrases to start your sentence with:
Getting between Mercutio and Tybalt
Trying to avoid the fight
Mistaking Juliet’s lamenting
Hoping the Friar could help
Characters in plays often deliver these types of dramatic speeches:
• Soliloquy: a lengthy speech in which a character—usually alone on stage—expresses his or her true thoughts or feelings. Soliloquies are unheard by other characters.
• Aside: a brief remark by a character revealing his or her true thoughts or feelings, unheard by other characters.
• Monologue: a lengthy speech by one person. Unlike a soliloquy, a monologue is addressed to other characters.
Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds,
Toward Phoebus’ lodging!
What is Juliet wanting and why?
1. In Scene v, p. 885 beginning with line 70 Juliet’s mother comes to speak with her about her grieving. In line 78 she refers to Romeo as a villain. In an aside, Juliet says, “Villain and
he be many miles asunder.” What is the effect of this aside? Why do you think Shakespeare
wrote just the one remark as an aside?
2. In Scene v, p. 888 Capulet delivers a monologue when he discovers that Juliet has rejected the match with Paris. Reread lines 177–197. What makes this speech a monologue? What is he saying?
3. Why is it important for Juliet and the others to hear Capulet’s monologue?
Today in the fair city of Verona, two men are dead, and one by edict of the Prince, has been banished. This sentence of banishment for Romeo Montague is (horribly unjust or is an act of mercy and more than fair.)
The fray began at the insults and hand of Tybalt Capulet who underhandedly killed Mercutio cousin to the Prince.