Romeo And Juliet Foreshadowing Analysis

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Heidy Guerrero Mr. Dorflinger English 9- Per.1 May 17, 2012 The Romantic Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet In life, love is often forbidden due to certain circumstances such as gender, race, religion, and even one’s parents’ disapproval. In William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”, two unlucky young teenagers both belonging to enemy families, Capulet and Montague, fall into a forbidden love at first sight, and yet commit suicide to end the family’s feud. Shakespeare provides evidence in Act 1 that foreshadows the upcoming events, which are the death of Romeo and Juliet. In the Prologue, lines 5-7, the Chorus provides evidence that Romeo and Juliet will die in the end. The Chorus states, “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; whose misadventure piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.” This quote is an example of foreshadowing because it clearly states that Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. In Act 1 scene 4, lines 108-113, Romeo foreshadows about his own death. Romeo is stating that he feels as if the party tonight will be the start of something bad, something that will end with his own death. Romeo states, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequences yet hanging in the stars, shall…show more content…
For example in Act 1, in the Prologue, the Chorus clearly tells the reader how Romeo and Juliet will die in the end. Another way he shows foreshadowing is by stating in Act 1, scene 4, that Romeo has a bad feeling about the party he is about to attend. Also in Act 1, scene 5, Romeo states how Juliet is the only purpose he lives and how he’ll do anything at his reach to be with her. In the end Shakespeare’s purpose for foreshadowing is to entertain the audience and expect them to be wanting more about the play. He wants the suspense to intrigue us and mainly to captivate out
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