posted by .

How does Shakespeare use foreshadowing in the first 4 acts of Romeo and Juliet? I just need some examples


  • Literature -

    Do you know what foreshadowing means?

  • Literature -



  • Literature -

    I got this from sparknotes:

    foreshadowing · The Chorus’s first speech declaring that Romeo and Juliet are doomed to die and “star-crossed.” The lovers’ frequent thoughts of death: “My grave is like to be my wedding bed” (Juliet, I.v.132). The lovers’ thoughts of suicide, as when Romeo threatens to kill himself after killing Tybalt. Friar Lawrence’s warnings to behave moderately if Romeo and Juliet wish to avoid tragedy: “These violent delights have violent ends . . . Therefore love moderately” (II.v.9–14). The lovers’ mutual impression that the other looks pale and deathlike after their wedding night (III.v). Juliet’s faked death by Friar Lawrence’s potion. Romeo’s dream-vision of Juliet kissing his lips while he is dead (V.i). Romeo’s outbursts against fate: “O, I am fortune’s fool!” (III.i.131) and “Then I defy you, stars” (V.i.24).

    I'm not sure what the scenes in the parenthesis are though..a little help?


  • Literature -

    The notations in parentheses are telling you what act, scene, and lines the quoted material comes from -- so you can go back into the play and read the whole passage, not just a few words.

    Let us know what you think.

  • Literature -

    (II.v.9–14) = Act II, scene 5, lines 9-14

  • Literature -

    The paretheses are the acts and scenes where the quote is taken from
    (Juliet, I.v.132). Juliet's speech from Act I, scene 5, line 132.

    Whenever one uses a quote, one must tell where that quote came from.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Romeo and Juliet (English Literature)

    1. To what heavenly body does Romeo compare Juliet?
  2. Literature

    What are some examples of love snd infatuaiton in Romeo and Juliet.
  3. english

    in shakespeare book, romeo and juliet. compare juliet's behaviour when she is with romeo and when she is with paris?
  4. English

    Some readers argue that the adults in this play-- Friar Lawrence and Juliet's nurce--- do an incredibly BAD job of mentoring and providing guidance to romeo and juliet; in fact, some people believe that without these meddling adults, …
  5. reading

    how and when does Shakespeare use a specific conflict in Act 1 to introduce or develop the impulsive decision-making theme?
  6. English

    I have an essay i need to write and the questions i need to answer are "Why do you think Romeo and Juliet remains so popular?
  7. English 9

    . Read the following line from Romeo’s monologue in Act II, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, where Shakespeare employs personification: Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her …
  8. ELA

    In romeo and Juliet , which of the following illustrates Shakespeare’s use of comic relief?
  9. English

    In Romeo and Juliet, which of the following illustrates Shakespeare's use of comic relief?
  10. Romeo and Juliet

    In romeo and Juliet , which of the following illustrates Shakespeare’s use of comic relief?

More Similar Questions