Theme: People should not mingle with the enemy
Act I, Scene III
Juliet was at a party at the Capulet house when she met this man named Romeo, who is of the enemy Montague house, although she didn't know it at the time. They flirted with each other and the Nurse came to interrupt them. After Romeo finds out where she's from, he says something like, "Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe's debt"(1016 lines 131-132).
Act III, Scene V
After Lord Capulet picks out a husband (Paris) for Juliet, she refuses to marry him. This makes him angry at her and tell her some stuff only a jerk would say, like, for instance, "Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow-face"(1068 lines 175-176). Yeah, and he's her FATHER. The reason, little does Capulet know, that Juliet won't marry him (Paris) is that she's secretly married to Romeo, the enemy, which is why she won't tell him.
Act IV, Scene V
After Paris plans a wedding date to marry Juliet without her consent and she drinks the potion that puts her in a coma that resembles death itself. Juliet, being selfish as ever, doesn't warn her family or friends, so they worried pretty badly about her. The Nurse is the first to find her, and she says, "Alas, alas! Help, help! My lady's dead" (1082 line 15). Then, the entire house finds her "dead" and they hold a funeral.
THEME: Act V, Scene III
After Romeo is told that his true love is dead, he immediately rushes to where her body was put. He sees her dead and kills himself by poison. Caught in a very bad position, Friar Laurence then sees Romeo dead and Juliet awaken. The selfish girl starts asking where "her Romeo" is and won't leave with the Friar. She sees Romeo dead and says, "What's here? A cup, closed in my true love's hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end" (1097 lines 174-175). The only reason Romeo killed himself was because she was to gutless to break to her parents that she's dating their enemy, so she made it look like she was dead, which fooled Romeo. The moral? Don't mingle with the enemy to begin with!
Advanced English 1- (5th period)
11 December 2014