Sunday, November 23, 2008

Act 5

I was talking with my friend who is a Apothecary. He and I are good friends. So we were talking and he told me he sold a potion of death to this desperate man in Mantua. Apparently he was going to use it in Juliet's grave. As he told me this I remembered Romeo was in Mantua. Could he have heard of Juliet's death and without thinking was going to kill himself? But, then I thought Romeo seems like a smart man I don't think he would do that. At least I hope so.

What news! What news! Paris dead and Romeo dead. Also was found with a dagger in her. Oh the tragedy, all this deaths leads to bleakness. Young lovers gone. Paris went in and Romeo went in they died. Not only them but Lady Montague died. Poor Montague his wife and only son died. Such horrible news. This means I will no longer get to see Juliet's smiling face. It seems my purpose in life is gone never to return. Many who are dear to me have passed away.
Montague: For I will raise her statue in pure; That whiles Verona by the name is known, There shall no figure at such rate be set As that of true and faithful Juliet.
Act5 Scene3 Page 289 lines: 299-302
The literary significance is that it reveals a character. This quote is said at the end of Act5 Scene3 when Capulet, Montague, Prince and others find Juliet, Romeo and Paris dead. Montague can finally see a Capulet not as an enemy but as a person and person he respects. He respects Juliet and decides to build a monument to her. This is important to The Nurse because Montague is giving as much respect to Juliet as The Nurse would and shows how he has changed.

Act 4

Juliet came back from confessions. I was there when she went to her father and apologized for being disobedient. Ah, Juliet she is a smart girl. Apologizing was the right thing to do. Capulet was very pleased when Juliet did this. Good for her! We were preparing for the marriage and boy it was busy. I was running errands for Lady Capulet. It was very tiring. I got a break from it and was told to go to wake my dear Juliet.

What a surprise was waiting for me. Juliet was dead! I was in shock and so upset. I can not believe that happened. I am so sad this is the worst problem yet. It is another sorrowful day for the Capulet's. Paris will not be getting married Capulet and Lady Capulet lost their only daughter. Everyone is upset. Peter was so upset he was getting into a fight with the musicians. First Tybalt dead now Juliet things are becoming worse and worse.
Nurse: She's dead, deceased, she's dead; alack the day! Act4 Scene5 page 245 line: 23. The literary significance is to demonstrate a particular dramatic technique. The technique is dramatic irony.The quote is said in the beginning of Act4 scene5 when The Nurse finds Juliet seemingly dead. It is dramatic irony because the audience knows that Juliet might not be dead because she got a potion that makes her look dead, but The Nurse, Lady Capulet and Capulet does not know that. This quote is important because if The Nurse never thought Juliet was dead the story might have changed and it would not be dramatic irony. It shows how much unhappness The Nurse has if Juliet died.

Act 3

I heard such terrible news. The young Tybalt has died! Oh it's horrible, so horrible! I heard Romeo killed Tybalt. Juliet's love a murderer! I am angry at Romeo, but at the same time I must not be for he is Juliet's husband. Romeo is banished. It was a sad day in the house of Capulet. I had to deliver the unhappy news to Juliet. When I told her Tybalt was dead and Romeo banished she was very upset. Who could blame her? Her cousin dead and her newly husband banished. Poor Juliet she must be going through a tough time.
I went to Friar Laurence's cell to see if I could find Romeo. When I got there Friar told me Romeo was crying just like Juliet. I told Romeo to get up and to be a real man! It was pitiful the way he was acting. I know he was upset but he is a man and instead of crying he should have been making a plan to be with Juliet. Crying never solved anything. Then, Friar told Romeo to spend the night with Juliet and leave in the morning to Mantua. That Friar is smart. I hope it works.
The other day I overheard Paris talking with Capulet. I completely forgot about Paris! They were talking about Paris marring Juliet! This is not good. Juliet is already married and she can not go against the word of her father. Things took a turn for the worse. Then Lady Capulet told Juliet about the marriage with Paris. Juliet said she did not want to marry Paris. Well, when Capulet heard of that he was very angry. He was yelling and finally said if she did not marry Paris then she would live on the streets. After that she came to me for advice. I think for her safety she should marry Paris. Romeo is banished and Paris is not. I told her to marry Paris. I think it is for the best.
Nurse: O Tybalt, Tybalt, the best friend I had! O courteous Tybalt! honest gentleman!
Act3 Scene2 page 161 Lines: 61-62

The literary significance is that it reveals a character. The speaker is The Nurse and this quote was said when The Nurse tells Juliet of the death of Tybalt and the banishment of Romeo. It reveals that The Nurse is very close to Tybalt. We know this because in the quote The Nurse says "Tybalt, the best friend I had!" This implies that The Nurse was close with Tybalt. Not only was The Nurse close to Tybalt but, we also know that she thinks highly of Tybalt because in the quote she calls Tybalt courteous and an honest gentleman.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Act 2

At night, after the great party hosted my the honorable Capulet, I heard Juliet speaking to somebody on her balcony. I heard her asking where Romeo was. Then I hear a mans voice, I was positive it was Romeo because I heard him say he would no longer be Romeo. I could hear Romeo swearing his love for Juliet. How sweet! It seems to me that Romeo loves Juliet and that Juliet loves Romeo. I had to call Juliet so she would not get caught, but that sneaky girl went out again! When I noticed she was out, I was going to call her in, but I heard talk of marriage and decided to see what they had to say. Tomorrow, Juliet is going to send someone to finalize the plan. It's probably going to me. Then, they said goodnight to each other which, they
took a long time to do and Romeo climbed down.
I went out to go met and talk with this Romeo to figure out when Juliet was getting married. He was with this strange man who constantly mocked me. Oh, I was furious at that man! What kind of man is that childish and rude? I dislike him very much. But, forget him. I had to seek out Romeo and talk about the marriage. I found the fellow and warned that if he did anything wrong to my Juliet he would pay for it. The marriage was settled that day that afternoon. Romeo was so kind that he gave me money for my troubles he is truly kind, I have a good feeling about Romeo.
After receiving the news I journeyed home to tell Juliet of the good news. Juliet was being oh so impatient. I was tired and body was aching. But, Juliet so anxious keep asking and asking what he said. Finally I told her they were to be married at Friar Laurence's cell that afternoon and that Romeo would climb a ladder to her room to finish the marriage.
Nurse: But first let me tell ye, if ye should lead her into a fool's paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behaviour, as they say; for the gentlewoman is young, and, therefore, if you should deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be offered to any gentlewoman, and very weak dealing.
Act 2 Scene 4 Lines: 157-163
The literary significance is that it reveals a character. The Nurse is the speaker and she says this quote after she is mocked by Mercutio and finds she finds Romeo. The Nurse is was threatening Romeo not to mess around or be dishonest to Juliet or The Nurse will get Romeo back for it. By threatening Romeo she is protecting Juliet, this shows that The Nurse really does care for Juliet and wants the best for her and wants to make sure she is with a man who cares.
Work Cited: "1968's Romeo and Juliet ". 21 Nov. 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Act 1

I heard that Sampson and Gregory got into a fight with the Montague's. Stupid! I don't know why they fight like that. Personally I think it's pointless. You would think that those people would have better things to do than fight. I cannot even remember what the bitter rivalry was all about. Also when I was cleaning up around the house I overheard Capulet and Paris talking. It seems that the noble Paris wants to marry Juliet. My Juliet! I just know he will be good for her. Oh! I do hope things work out for Juliet.

I was talking with Lady Capulet and I remembered my dear Susan. She was my daughter and I wonder if she were here today how she would look. But, with Susan I would not have Juliet.The times spent with Juliet has grown me closer to my dear. I love her as if she was one of my own. Oh, I can remember a hilarious time with Juliet. She was young and still learning. Juliet fell right on her face! I was laughing uncontrollably it was a joyful time.

Nurse: What, lamb! What, ladybird!

Page 41 Line 3 Act 1 Scene 3

The line is said at the beginning of act 1 scene 3. It occurs when The Nurse is calling for Juliet to come. The speaker is The Nurse. The Literary significance is to demonstrate a particular literary technique. The technique is a metaphor. When the Nurse says "What, lamb! What, ladybird" she is comparing Juliet to those two things. It is a complement and shows the how The Nurse views Juliet as. The Nurse views her positively and thinks that Juliet is beautiful like a lamb or ladybird.

Work Cited:"1968's Romeo and Juliet." 21 Nov. 2008 .