Act 3 Post

Act 3 contains the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio. We also learn that Romeo is banished instead of executed, and this, of course, is harder on the two young lovers than death. In the voice of your character, please write a post entitled “Act 3: Advice” in which you offer advice to one of the young characters in the play. Remember, if you are Mercutio or Tybalt, you will be speaking from beyond the grave. Romeo and Juliet may offer advice in the form of self-reflection and grapple with the happenings in their head.. The catch… (ahh, there’s the rub) you must parallel the language of Shakespeare! Here are a few words to aid you in your writing:

anon—right now, OR “I come right away”……. “Anon, good nurse!  Speak!”

 

art—are, OR skill……“Thou art  dead; no physician’s art can save you.”

 

dost or doth—does or do……“Dost thou know the time?”

 

ere—before……“We must leave ere daybreak.”

 

fain—gladly……“I fain would bake Mr. Love cookies if I could get an A.”

 

fie—an exclamation of dismay or disgust……“You cheated?  Fie upon it!” OR “Fie!  Are you mad?”

 

hark—listen……. “Hark to the owl,” OR “Hark!  The herald angels sing!”

 

hence—away…..“Get thee hence, beggar!”  OR “We must hence before the army arrives.”

 

hie—hurry……“Hie thee hence, or lose your life!”

 

hither—here…..“Come hither, young lad.”

 

thither—there……“Look to the east—thither doth the sun arise.”

 

hath—has……… “He hath killed many a man.” OR “He hath a horse.”

 

ho—hey (roughly equivalent). “Lucius, ho!”  [Brutus calling his servant] 

 

mark—pay attention to…….. “Mark my words.”

 

marry—indeed……“He says I should respond quickly; marry, I want to.”

 

pray/prithee—a polite way of asking something……“I prithee answer the question.”

 

saucy—cheeky; sassy……“Hence, thou saucy boy!”

 

sirrah—a term of address used for inferiors……“Sirrah, bring the letter over here.”

 

thee—you……“When will I see thee next?”

 

thou—you……“Thou art a villain.”

 

thy—your……“Thy name is more hateful than thy face.”

 

whence—from where…….. “Whence came that news?” OR “Return to whence you came.”

 

wherefore—why……“Wherefore dost thou leave?”  OR “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” [As in, “why can’t you be someone else, whom my family doesn’t hate?”]

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