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In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:
- Why are Romeo and Juliet often described as star-crossed lovers?
- Who are the members of the Montague family tree?
- Who are the members of the Capulet family tree?
- How are Romeo and Juliet's characters described?
- What kind of character traits make Benvolio behave as he does?
- How does the character of Tybalt differ from Benvolio?
- What drives Mercutio?
- Why is Queen Mab's speech important?
- What's in Friar Laurence's letter to Romeo?
- What is significant about Romeo and Juliet's balcony scene?
1. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers
Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.
2. Character of Benvolio: Traits, Analysis & Profile
In Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet,' we find a quiet, seemingly obscure character named Benvolio who almost solely weaves a role of stability in a tapestry of unsettled characters. We will trace Benvolio's role of peacemaker throughout this work.
3. Character of Tybalt: Profile, Traits & Analysis
Tybalt Capulet really likes to fight. He looks to draw his sword any time he can. He especially hates the Montague family. Learn about Juliet's angry cousin, Tybalt, and how his quick temper turned a beautiful romance into a classic tragedy in this lesson.
4. Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis, Personality & Traits
Every hero needs a best friend. In this lesson, we'll learn about Mercutio, Romeo's loyal comedic foil, who loses his life in a duel in order to protect the Montague name.
5. Queen Mab from Romeo and Juliet: Analysis, Description & Speech
In this lesson, we will examine a famous Shakespearean monologue and attempt to understand a complex fairy tale of sorts. Told from one of the bard's most beloved characters, Mercutio, this speech is not only fun to read but exciting to pick apart.
6. Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet: Soliloquy & Letter to Romeo
Friar Laurence may be the most important character in Shakespeare's play not named Romeo or Juliet. Read about the importance of Friar Laurence's soliloquy and how if a certain letter had made it to Romeo, an epic tragedy could have been avoided.
7. Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet: Summary & Analysis
The balcony scene in 'Romeo and Juliet' stands alone as one of literature's most poetic, romantic exchanges between two lovers, and Shakespeare reveals their love through the use iambic pentameter and metaphor.
8. The Montague Family: History & Family Tree
The Montagues and the Capulets are the two feuding families of Verona, Italy, in William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' In this lesson, we'll take a look at the Montague clan and learn about Romeo's family tree.
9. The Capulet Family: Family Tree & Overview
The Capulets and the Montagues are the two rival families of Verona in William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the Capulet family tree and learn about Juliet's half of the family feud.
10. Characters of Romeo and Juliet: Description & Analysis
The classic play 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare has deeply impacted hearts throughout the centuries. Read on to better understand the nature and motivations of these two famous lovers.
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Other chapters within the Shakespeare Study Guide course
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- Shakespearean Sonnets Study Guide
- Hamlet Study Guide
- Macbeth Study Guide
- King Lear Study Guide
- Julius Caesar Study Guide
- Shakespearean Tragedies Study Guide
- Shakespearean Histories Study Guide
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide
- The Tempest Study Guide
- Shakespearean Comedies Study Guide