Romeo & Juliet Act I, Scene 1 Analysis

Key players Sampson/Gregory: Servants to Capulet Abraham/Balthasar: Servants to Montague Benvolio: Nephew of Montague, Romeo’s friend Tybalt: Nephew of Lady Capulet Capulet: Head of household feuding with Montagues Lady Capulet: Wife of Capulet Prince (Escalus): Prince of Verona Montague: Head of household feuding with Capulets Lady Montague: Wife of Montague Romeo: Son of Montague Summary…

DRAMATIC PURPOSE

I           THE DRAMATIC PURPOSE OF A SCENE A specific scene in the play may be said to have dramatic purpose if it achieves one or more of the following: ¨      The revelation of the nature of important characters ¨      The revelation of opposition to or loyalty to an important character ¨      The linking of…

Albee Surrealism

-The story takes place in the early morning, when it’s still dark -Dark>night>dreams/nightmares -a lot of cursing (God, Jesus Christ), absurd, shocking -a lot of alcohol is consumed throughout the play -Touches on certain taboos (both personal and social) -Pregnancy before marriage (Nick married Honey because she was pregnant) -George and Martha’s “son” is also…