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Lit and Writing- romeo and juliet test
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when a protagonist or a person of nobility must make a moral decision which in turn influences the outcome of the drama, usually has a tragic flaw that leads to their downfall or death
a device in literature where an object represents an idea.
techniques that substitute for reality; must be realistic enough that the audience can experience that "willing suspension of disbelief" (essential to a good drama)
allows a character to be seen by the audience while remaining hidden from fellow actors (provides a spark for plot development)
allows a character to "converse" with himself by expressing thoughts aloud; reveals thoughts and feelings of the character that would otherwise remain unvoiced
lets a character speak directly to the audience without being overheard by other characters on stage (used to promote greater audience involvement)
a play about a person of high social standing ( a hero or a king) who suffers a fall from good fortune. According to the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle the word "tragedy" means goat song in Greek.
someone born into nobility, responsible for his own fate, has the potential for greatness, doomed to make one or more error in judgement, and a tragic flaw in character. Romeo is an example of this.
what is Romeo's tragic flaw?
he is in love with love
a person or a force in society that opposes the central character in a story or drama
the central character in the story whom the antagonist opposes
the struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama, there cannot be a story without this.
the main idea of message of a story, poem, novel, or a play; a general statement about life
sequence of events in a narrative work
The time and place a story takes place
The implied meaning that underlies the main meaning of a work of literature
A deadly plague that swept through Europe (plague that prevented Friar John from leaving Mantua)
how did Friar Lawrence help to change the plot?
gave her the potion that would make it seem like she was dead
how many people are dead in the tomb when the parents arrive?
3 (The Prince, Juliet, and Romeo)
who told Romeo that Juliet was dead?
who wished the plague on both of the households?
Mercutio (on his death bed)
what did romeo compare Juliet's love to and why does she disagree?
compares it to the moon but the moon often changes positions
what was Benvoilio's characteristics?
how does Mercutio act towards Romeo love "sickness"
he teases him because he has never been in love
name one of the dramatics conventions that Shakespeare used?
what is the point of purpose of the soliloquy
to tell what the character is thinking
this character is Juliet's cousin, he is a known hot-head, he kills Mercutio, and gets killed by Romeo?
this character is Friar Lawrence's assistant and failed to give a message to Romeo?
this character was Romeo's friend, he was a known jokester enjoyed teasing Romeo about love, he curses a plague on both households?
this character is the Prince of Verona, he was the main person in charge, and was a good person?
Escolus (The Prince)
this character is Romeo's cousin, he is very peaceful, and challenges Romeo to compare Rosaline to others?
this character was Romeos servant (page)?
where does Romeo claim to receive advice from?
how does Romeo kill himself?
(he) drinks poison
how does Juliet kill herself?
stabs herself with a dagger
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