The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Final Assessment By: Emily Haigh and Joshua Gary

Plot

Exposition:

Problem- The Montagues and Capulets are fighting

Setting- Verona

Character(s)- Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Nurse, Lady Capulet, Paris, Lord Capulet


Rising Action:

Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other

Romeo and Juliet get married


Climax:

Mercutio dies


Falling Action:

Lord Capulet sets a wedding date for Juliet and Paris

Juliet drinks the "potion "


Catastrophe:

Romeo kills himself for Juliet and Juliet kills herself for Romeo

Character

Static and dynamic:

Static- Romeo is static because he keeps the same views on love throughout the play Mercutio is static because throughout the play he believes that love is stupid and he never changes his mind


Dynamic- Lord Capulet is a Dynamic character because in the beginning of the play he doesn't want Juliet to get married, but by the end of the play he wants her to get married as soon as possible.


Foil Characters- Romeo and Mercutio are foil characters because Romeo believes that love is the best thing in the world while Mercurio believes that it the worst thing ever.


Tragic Hero- The Tragic Hero in this play is Romeo. His Tragic Flaw is falling in love too quickly

Theme

Views on love or fate:


Romeo views his relationship with Juliet as Love. He believes that love got him to Juliet and that love helped him through everything like getting over the Capulets wall.


Juliet views their relationship as fate because Romeo came into her sight while her mom wanted her to get married to Paris, so to her this was fate.


Romeo's impact on the theme is big because Romeo is all about love. Throughout the whole play Romeo talks about how love gets him to places and to his true love.


Juliet's impact on the theme is also big because Juliet slowly starts to realize that she is in love with Romeo. If she didn't love Romeo then she wouldn't have killed herself for him.


The impact of the theme of the plot basically controls how the setting is and what the characters are like. If the theme of Romeo and Juliet is love then the characters are going to be about love whether it it is good or bad.

Interconnection between Plot, Character, and Theme

Throughout the play of Romeo and Juliet the interconnection of plot, character, and theme are seen. The theme of the play controls the actions of the characters and how they view love. Their actions are based around what they would do for love.

Literary Devices

Oxymoron- When two contradictory words are used together


There are many examples of oxymorons in the play Romeo and Juliet, but here are just a couple.


Example 1:Beautiful tyrant!

Example 2:honourable villain!


Imagery- A word or phrase or figure of speech that addresses the senses, suggesting mental pictures of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings, or actions. Images offer sensory impressions to the reader and also convey emotions and moods through their verbal pictures.


An example of imagery is- Within the infant rind of this weak flower

Poison hath residence and medicine power:
For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part;
Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart.
Two such opposed kings encamp them still
In man as well as herbs, grace and rude will;
And where the worser is predominant,
Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.
(2.2.10-26)

Dramatic irony- Irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.

Example: In Act II, Scene 2, there is also dramatic irony when Juliet address Romeo thinking that he is not there, when in reality the audience knows he is there but she does not.