Romeo and Juliet Notes - Romeo Juliet play by William Shakespeare R&J Characters Interactive Reader p 328 Montagues Capulets Others Montagues Lord

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Romeo & Juliet play by William Shakespeare
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R&J Characters - Interactive Reader p. 328 Montagues Capulets Others
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Montagues Lord Montague Lady Montague Romeo Son of Montague Benvolio Nephew of Montague and friend of Romeo Balthasar Servant to Romeo Abram Servant to Montague
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Lord Capulet Lady Capulet Juliet Daughter of Capulet Tybalt Nephew of Lady Capulet Nurse To Juliet Peter Servant to Juliet’s Nurse Capulets Sampson Gregory An old man Friend of the Capulet Family
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Prince Escalus Ruler of Verona Mercutio Kinsman of the Prince and friend of Romeo Friar Laurence A Franciscan priest Friar John Another Franciscan Priest Count Paris A young nobleman, kinsman of the Prince Apothecary Others
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Dialogue When characters speak to one another; may often be used to substitute for exposition Since there is so little stage direction in Shakespeare, many of the characters’ thoughts and actions are revealed through dialogue Dramatic Irony Where the audience or reader is aware of something important, of which the characters in the play are not aware Irony An event occurs which is unexpected, in the sense that is somehow in absurd or mocking opposition to what would be expected or appropriate. More coincidence is generally not ironic; neither is mere surprise, nor are any random occurrences. Literary Terms
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Aside A character’s remark, either to the audience or to another character, that others on the stage are not supposed to hear. Soliloquy A speech in which a character says his or her thoughts aloud, usually while he or she is alone on stage. Ex. At the beginning on the balcony scene, Juliet believes she is alone, and talks to herself about her love for Romeo. Tragic Hero Main character in a tragedy, usually of noble birth, who has a tragic flaw. Tragic Flaw A defect in a hero’s personality that causes his/her downfall. Literary Terms
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Comic Relief A humorous scene, incident, or speech that is included in a serious play to break the tension.
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