Romeo and Juliet Act 4 part 1

Romeo and Juliet Act 4 part 1

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  • Act 4 of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet By:Evy Polyak and Paige Sherlock
  • Marriage Talk Once Again
  • "My father Capulet will have it so and I am nothing slow to slack his haste." (IV. i. 2-3)
  • "On Thursday, sir? The time is very short." (IV. i. 1)
  • Juliet's Dismay
  • "Tell me not, Friar, that thou hear'st of this, unless thou tell me how I may prevent it" (IV. i. 51)
  • "O, shut the door! And when thou hast done so, come weep with me, past hope, past cure, past help." (IV. i. 45-46)
  • "O Juliet, I already know thy grief." (IV. i. 47)
  • The Friar's Plan
  • "Hold, then. Go home, be merry. Give consent to marry Paris ... Take thou this vial, being in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off, when presently through thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor for no pulse shall keep his native progress ... thou shalt continue two and hours and then awake as from a pleasant sleep ... shall Romeo by my letters know our drift, and hither shall he come, and that very night shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua." (IV. i.92-120)
  • Paris and Friar Laurence talk about Paris's engagement to Juliet. Paris is exctied while Friar Laurence is worried because he knows Romeo and Juliet are already married.
  • Juliet's Consent
  • "Where I have learned me to repent the sin of disobedient opposition ... Pardon, I beseech you! Henceforward I am ever ruled by you." (IV. ii. 14-15, 20)
  • "How now, my headstrong? Where have you been godding?" (IV. ii. 13)
  • Juliet comes to Friar Laurence's cell beside herself because she doesn't want to marry Paris, but she feels she has no choice.
  • Juliet's Apprehension
  • "I have a faint cold fear that thrills through my veins... WHat if this mixture do not work at all? What if it be a poison which the friar hath ministered to have me dead...? ...it should not for he hath still been tried as a holy man. How if... I wake before the time that Romeo come to redeem me?" (IV. iii. 15-33)
  • The friar comes up with a plan for Juliet to avoid marrying Paris, and stay with Romeo. Juliet must drink a potion to make her sleep like she is dead until Romeo comes to get her.
  • Juliet returns home, and tells Lord Capulet that she is sorry for disobeying him and will marry Paris.
  • "Send for the county. Go tell him of this. I'll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning." (IV. ii. 21-22)
  • Juliet has become apprehensive about the plan and begins to think of the many ways it could go wrong.
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