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    Need Help with Rome and Juliet

    Dear Users of "The Literature Network"

    I've compleated reading Romeo and Juliet, and am very inspired by it, and am planning to read more books by Shakespeare. I've been thrown a comparative assignment, comparing Romeo and Juliet, but am having difficulties. After many research and brainstorming, I have resulted in coming here for help. What I must do is write an essay which the main thesis is “How Romeo is more to blame than Juliet in the tragic outcome”.

    I am able to brainstorm issues to support my main thesis, but need some points to go with them, which is where I need your help. The issue is:

    1) Approach to love
    2) Problem solving
    3) Communication

    If anybody have more issues please share them, but my main problem is finding points from these issues to support my thesis.
    If anyone can spare a few minutes to lend a helping hand I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Kevin


    p.s.
    Sorry for posting twice, I just realized there was a section for this topic. So please don't mind the General Chat post
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    well, a lot of ppl just blame the priest who didn't inform romeo in time of the plan. (u know, leading to his killing himself...)
    Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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    I Need Help With Similes Metaphors Personification .....

    I Need To Find 3 Of Each :

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    good luck! how do you like the play so far?
    shh!!!
    the air and water have been here a long time, and they are telling stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tryme
    I Need To Find 3 Of Each :
    Hello, tryme, welcome to the forum. By how specific this request sounds, does this assignment come from school work?
    Oh well, I feel in high spirits tonight, anyway. Hopefully, however, you have read the play, regardless, and know each literary device. If not:
    'simile:' http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=simile
    'metaphor:' http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=metaphor
    'personification:' http://dictionary.reference.com/sear...ersonification

    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet contains numerous examples of each, which I hope you have awareness from reading.

    Simile
    Montague quotes in Act I, Scene I:
    "But to himself so secret and so close,
    So far from sounding and discovery,
    As is the bud bit with an envious worm,
    Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air,
    Or dedicate his beauty to the sun."

    Metaphor
    Benvolio quotes in Act I, Scene II:
    ". . . one fire burns out another's burning,
    One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish."

    Personification
    The friar quotes in Act II, Scene III:
    "Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
    And where care lodges sleep will never lie."

    For finding more quotes, I recommend browsing here, where I found many:
    http://www.online-literature.com/quo...meo+and+Juliet
    Good luck!
    Last edited by mono; 04-08-2005 at 02:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amuse
    good luck! how do you like the play so far?

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    "It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours.”
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    Exclamation Need help project due in 3 days!!!!

    I need help... i need to find 2 to 3 quotes that have a lot of personification, metaphor, and/or Similes... please help me I have to do good on this! please!!!
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    How much is 'a lot of'?
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    The Friar did try to get the message to Romeo - Mantua was under quarantine - not his fault! Romeo's 'fault' is his haste - as the Friar says "Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast." Got to go work now, but I am quite 'up' on R+J, so I'll try to post something later. I'll make some suggestions for you clueless - is it R+J related? A simile that springs to mind is "Death lies upon her like an untimely frost/ Upon the sweetest flower in all the field", oh, and "...like a jewel on an Ethiops ear." Metaphor - "...and Juliet is the sun." There's some great personification of Death as a lover, by Romeo, towards the end. The plays jam packed with imagery - pick a page at random if you're stuck!. Anyhow got to go or I'll be late! I'm like one of Pavlov's dog me!

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    Incidentally, I like to say 'fault' rather than flaw, because I believe that Shakes. deviated from the Greek formula. For example, the biggest fallacy is that Macbeth was ambitious. No he wasn't. His "...vaulting ambition...o'er leaps itself and falls..." Finlan O' Toole's excellent collection of essays - "Shakespeare's Hard, But So Is Life" has an essay that deals with this - and provides many other fantastic insights. WELL worth a look.

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    'a lot' is about 2-4 examples of personification, metaphor, and/or Similes

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    Do they have to be from R+J? If they do I can tell you which act and scene and give you a 'clue' or two. I'll point you in the right direction, but I won't do it for you.

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    yeah they have to be from Romeo and Juliet... and they cant be out of the Prologues

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    you have to find approx. one per day then (2-3 due in 3 days)?
    shh!!!
    the air and water have been here a long time, and they are telling stories.

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    well my project is due Friday (now in 2 days) and she wants at least 2 quotes that have examples of personification, metaphor, and/or Similes

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