ROMEO AND JULIET (1594-96) ( (She belongs to no characterisatiom,…
ROMEO AND JULIET (1594-96)
The setting in Verona, where two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are locked in a violent feud.
FIRST ACT: covers a Whole day and it opens in a street in Verona.
Is composed of a series of dialogues about the courtly concept of love, linked to the melancholy, the Holy devotion and the idealization of the object of desire.
It ends with the scene of the masue and the meeting of the main characters (Romeo was Montague/ Juliet was Capulet)
SECOND ACT: concentrates on the development of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet.
ends with the secret wedding of two lovers by the friendly priest, Friar Laurence.
The dialogue deals with the theme of love in a way that departs from courtly conversation (expecially in Juliet's language).
THIRD ACT: the place of events increases.
Is the longest act and was divided into two parts: that of public events; and the part devoted to private events.
FOURTH ACT: is the preparatory act to the final tragedy.
ends with Romeo and Juliet's wedding night at the Juliet's house.
to avoid her marriage to Paris Juliet takes a drug given to her by Friar Laurence. This potion makes her seem dead.
Mercutio is killed by Tybalt during the Street fight. In Revenge Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished from Verona to Mantua.
The friar sends a messenger to Mantua, but Romeo does not receive the message and decides to return to Verona.
The first breaks tje unity of place, moving from Verona to Mantua.
FIFTH ACT: consists of three scene.
In the last scene Romeo poisons himself after seeing Juliet in the tomb. while Juliet waking from her trance, sees Romeo dead and stabs herself with his dagger.
Unlike most Shakespearean heroes, Romeo and Juliet will never know the truth about their Death.
The lack of knowledge which necessarily derivesfrom bad communication: Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy of not knowing and unawarenwss.
The reflection upon Language made by Juliet, who shows a tendency to realism in her use of language.
She belongs to no characterisatiom, classification or idealisation: she is a real woman. Her language is not only influenced by her beingatypical, but also by the plot. The first obstacle to their love is "his name", it not correspond to the "real Romeo". She reflects upon the symbolic order of language and its links to "reality".