Flashcards in Act I Scene I Deck (10):
Outline the 3 main things that happen in this scene?
1. Brawl in Verona (escalus speech)
2. Montague parents discuss Romeo's sad behaviour
3. Benvolio advises Romeo to forget Rosaline, Romeo doesn't think this is possible
Why may shakespeare have included the vulgar jokes at the start of the play?
To immediately link sex with conflict to show that love and sex are intertwined with violence and death
Give examples of the vulgar jokes in this scene?
The references to "tool" and "naked weapon", with repeated images of striking and thrusting
In which situations, in this scene, is the rapidly changing pace presented?
1. The chane from comedic interplay to a life threating situation
2, The change from when Benvolio (goodwill) tries to act as a peacemaker, to tybalt forcing him to draw out his sword
What does capulet jumping into a duel with young swordsmen show?
It shows the absurdity of the feud and the gulf between the old and young
What does the oxymorons suggest about Romeo's character?
As he is expressing deep emotions for a woman hus doesnt know, his immaturity and his potential for deeper love is suggested
Give an example of an oxymoron used in this scene?
"Oh brawling love, oh loving hate"
What does Romeo's traditional hackneyed poetry at the start of the play show about him?
Shows him as a young inexperienced lover who is more interested in the concept of being in love
Why does Romeo speak in blank verse as well as rhyme as the play progressed
To show that Romeo's love is different with Juliet than with Rosaline and that his idea of love matures as the play progresses