PROLOGUE: 1. Two households, both alike in dignity, 2. In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, 3. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, 4. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. 5. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes 6. A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; 7. Whose misadventured […]

SCENE SUMMARY Act 2, Scene 4 CHARACTERS: Mercutio, Benvolio, Romeo, Nurse, Peter SETTING: Verona, a street on Monday Mercutio, Benvolio and Romeo are talking about Tybalt’s challenge which was a sword fight and how good of a swordsman he was. Juliets nurse came to find them on behalf of Juliet to talk to Romeo about their […]

SCENE SUMMARY Act 2, Scene 3 CHARACTERS: Friar Lawrence, Romeo SETTING: Outside somewhere  Friar Lawrence is out in the churches garden picking plants and herbs for his medicines, when Romeo comes along, he says that he had been up all night. Friar Lawrence assumes with Rosaline but Romeo explains that he wants to marry Juliet, […]

SCENE SUMMARY Act 2, Scene 2 CHARACTERS: Romeo, Juliet, Nurse SETTING: In Capulet’s Backyard/garden, Juliet on a balcony above. Juliet, unaware that Romeo is below her listening to her talk about how she is a Capulet and Romeo a Montague, how a name should no be able to decide the fate of her life and […]

SCENE SUMMARY Act 2, Scene 1 CHARACTERS: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio SETTING: Late outside Capulet’s orchard Romeo is outside the Capulet’s orchard, he hides as Benvolio and Mercutio come by scaling the wall, they talk and joke about Romeo’s love for Rosaline, laughing at how much he loved her and mocking him while in the mean […]

SCENE SUMMARY Act 1, Scene 5 CHARACTERS: Four Serving men, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Juliet, Paris, Nurse, Benvolio and other party guests SETTING: Capulet’s house Romeo arrives at the Capulet’s party, Tybalt recognises Romeo and wants to start a fight but Capulet orders him not to because of the death threats from the prince. […]

How does Shakespeare use metaphor to show Romeo’s inner thoughts in Act 1, Scene 4 of ‘Romeo and Juliet’? STATEMENT (topic, point)  –  In his play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Shakespeare uses a range of metaphors to help the reader understand what’s going on in the characters minds and their inner thoughts. In Act 1, Scene 4 […]