A consistent theme in Romeo and Juliet is foreshadowing. It gives the audience a better understanding of what’s happening because it was anticipated before. It can also make certain events more believable because it was hinted at previously. An example would be when Friar Lawrence says to Romeo “These violent delight have violent ends.” it […]

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“O God, I have an ill-divining soul.” ill-divining = foreboding, pessimistic, negative. This line is followed by “methinks I see thee now, thou art so low.” I think this means as she sees Romeo down below, she is predicting something bad will happen.

These violent delights have violent ends, and their triumph die like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume. Powder being gunpowder. Fire + gunpowder = big bang. This means their triumph, or success will die in a big bang. This would be the ‘violent end’. This is a prediction from FL.

If i’m being kind to you but you think I am being horrible, am I being kind or not? I’m being kind. It literally says ‘if i’m being kind’. Maybe the person i’m being kind to is in a bad mood. Could also be your tone of voice. Another argument would be if i was […]

“…they stumble that run fast.” What I believe this means is that ‘he who runs fast will stumble’. This means Friar Lawrence is warning Romeo that he is making a bad decision jumping right in with Juliet. If Romeo was to just slow down Friar Lawrence thinks they would have a better relationship.

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