The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet – by William Shakespeare

Quote selection and analysis practice

Overview:

> For this assignment, you will select five quotations for each of the three main factors that contribute to the plot of the play: Fate, Folly, and Feud.

> Focus on collecting quotes from the beginning, middle and ending of the play.

> Focus on quotes that either drive the plot of the play, are especially relevant to a theme, or share something significant about a character or situation in the play.

> Notice that many quotes can be used for more than one factor. However, you may not use duplicate quotes on your page. (for example, you may not use the same quote for fate and folly)

Directions:

> Select five quotes for each of the three factors: Fate, Folly, and Feud

> To select your quotes, you may use  this  quote  page, the class quote pages from google classroom, or any quotes from the play.

> After selecting your quotes, add your explanation and analysis in the boxes provided.

> Your explanation should include context from the play (what is happening, who is talking, what they are talking about).

> Your analysis should explore how this example drives the plot of the play, how it relates to a theme (fate, folly, feud), and/or what it reveals about a character or situation.

> See the example for the level of development required by your explanation and analysis. Thanks!

example:

quote with citation                              explanation                                         analysis

I will bite my thumb at them; / which is disgrace to them, if they bear it. (1.1.36-37)

Sampson, a servant of the Capulets, is trying to start a fight with a servant of the Montague family. He doesn’t want to be blamed for

starting the fight, so he comes up with a way to insult the Montagues so that they will start it.

This is obviously an example that relates to the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. However, I think it’s even more of an example of Folly because they are starting a fight over literally

nothing, or, as the Prince puts it, “an airy word.” It’s like

the servants’ egos are in need of a boost because they are basically ‘low class’ citizens, and they try to accomplish this by establishing who they are better than: in this case it’s the opposing family.

Fate

quote with citation                              explanation                                         analysis

   
   
   
   
   

Folly

quote with citation                              explanation                                         analysis

   
   
   
   
   

Feud

quote with citation                              explanation                                         analysis

   
   
   
   
   
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