Connection In Romeo And Juliet

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The first connection in Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet involves Romeo in a discussion with Benvolio. Earlier that day, Romeo was out in the woods crying over his unrequited love for Rosaline. As stated with this quote, “Out of her favour, where I am in love” (1.1.173). Here, Romeo states that he is out of the favor of Rosaline, meaning Rosaline does not want Romeo. At the same time, Romeo is in love with Rosaline, thus creating his unrequited love. This lasts until the Capulet party where he meets Juliet. The next connection in Act 1 involves Romeo and Mercutio heading to the Capulet party. Along the way, Romeo mentions that he had a dream on the same night of the party. Upon hearing this, Mercutio replied, stating that dreams were nothing but random products of the imagination, as the text states, “True, I talk of dreams, / Which are the children of an idle, / Begot of nothing but vain fantasy” (1.4.103-105). Mercutio…show more content…
Earlier that day, the Nurse had gone to meet up with Romeo. The two talked about the couple’s wedding plans, and the Nurse reported to Juliet. As seen in the text when it states, “O honey nurse, what news? / Hast thou met him?” (2.5.18-19). Juliet inquires the Nurse over what news from Romeo she brings, and if she met him at all. Therefore, this tells the audience that the Nurse is Romeo’s and Juliet’s medium for communication. The second quote from Act 2 is based off a conversation between Mercutio and Benvolio. As Shakespeare wrote, “More than the prince of cats, I can tell you. O, he is / the courageous captain of compliments” (2.4.20-21). As the duo was walking around during the hot afternoon, they had talked about Tybalt’s challenge to Romeo. To this, Mercutio began poking fun at Tybalt. He called him the “prince of cats,” and the “courageous captain of compliments,” making remarks on his personality. From this, the audience can determine that Mercutio decided to make fun of
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