EN9M: 26 Feb

Today we wrapped up the plot of Romeo and Juliet.

We don’t hear a lot from Romeo in Act 4 but he gets a lot of time on stage in Act 5. His death speech is very powerful. The whole way through the play, the language is desperate but hopeful. Once Romeo believes Juliet to be dead, all hope is lost for him.

Think about how the language in Romeo’s death speech contrasts to Romeo’s speech in Act 2 and Juliet’s speech in Act 3. We’ll be talking more about this during Wednesday’s class.