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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

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Analysis of Major Characters

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Prologue

Act 1, scene 1

Act 1, scene 2

Act 1, scene 3

Act 1, scene 4

Act 1, scene 5

Act 2, prologue–scene 1

Act 2, scenes 2–3

Act 2, scenes 4–5

Act 3, scene 1

Act 3, scenes 2–4

Act 3, scene 5

Act 4, scenes 1–2

Act 4, scenes 3–5

Act 5, scenes 1–2

Act 5, scene 3

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Translation

by DenerioWillis19, October 18, 2012

I really like how they translated the quotes into modern day time.

Thanks.

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Dramatic Irony

by Shookie219, December 18, 2012

This site is wonderful but it doesn't point out some literary elements I think it should such as dramatic irony. In Act IV Scene I one of the first occurrences of dramatic irony is that Paris believes Juliet is weeping over Tybalt's death but she is weeping over Romeo which the audience knows.

It would be nice to have dramatic irony's pointed out a little!

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ConorD98

by ConorD98, February 18, 2013

In act 2 scene 5 Nurse appears to be tired and sore and tell Romeo the news NOT in act 2 scene 4 as sparknotes have written down.

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