Women were not allowed on stage in Elizabethan theater, so all female roles (such as Juliet) were played by men.
William Shakespeare was an actor and a playwright.
Queen Elizabeth I was in power when William Shakespeare was alive.
William Shakespeare was a pauper.
Coming-of-age presents many hardships.
Racism is like a disease: it spreads and causes grave danger.
War can be beneficial because it drives change and makes people grateful for peace.
Hard work brings great success.
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Romeo and Juliet
Their morals are tainted by racism.
Family members do not show public displays of affection.
They are blinded by hatred and ignorance.
They have no sense of tradition.
Boo is "plain hell" while Mrs. Dubose is the "unknown entity"
Scout bases her assessment of these characters on facts.
Boo and Mrs. Dubose are characters that Scout respects by the end of the novel.
Boo and Mrs. Dubose are major characters who only display acts of kindness.
Prologue: “two star-crossed lovers take their life.”
Romeo (speaking to Benvolio after the first altercation between the Capulets and Montagues): “O heavy lightness, serious vanity, / Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms” (1.1.183-184).
Romeo: “O, I am Fortune’s fool!” (3.1.142).
Romeo (during his final soliloquy): “I … shake the yoke of inauspicious stars” (5.3.111).
He refuses to allow Juliet to marry Romeo, which makes her so upset she kills herself because she believes there is no reason to live without Romeo
He encourages her to drink Friar Lawrence’s potion and tricks Romeo into believing she is actually dead
His jealousy makes him kill Romeo and Juliet kills herself out of grief
His hostility drives the feud between the Montagues and Capulets deeper, thus making it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to publicize their love and causing the two to take extreme measures to be together
A comment given when a character is standing near the side of the stage
The repetition of vowel sounds
A comment given by an actor that is not meant to be heard by other actors on stage
A long speech given by a character while he/she is alone on stage
Cupid always smiles, like Romeo and Juliet when they are with each other
Cupid's effect is permanent, like Romeo and Juliet's love for one another
Cupid is funny, like Romeo and Juliet
Cupid is blind, like the love between Romeo and Juliet
The plague is symbolic of the powerful, blind, passionate love between members of the two “houses,” Romeo and Juliet
In the end, Romeo dies from the plague
The plague was rampant in Elizabethan England, and an issue to which many of Shakespeare’s audience members would have been able to relate
The plague is symbolic of the infectious, blind, and deadly hostility between the two “houses,” the Capulets and Montagues
They are enemies who believe the other is evil
They dislike each other in the beginning, but become friends at the end
Their feuds affect the people around them
One is educated, while the other is ignorant
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