Tuesday, 29 January 2013

8. R & J - Quote Analysis 4

Questions to consider:
1. Where does this quote appear in the play?
2. What has happened before and what happens after this quote?
3. Reword the quote in your own words.
4. Select a word at a time and analyse is in detail for deeper meaning and links with the essay topic.

Thank me no thankings, nor, proud me no prouds,
But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next,
To go with Paris to Saint Peter's Church,
Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.
Out, you green-sickness carrion! out, you baggage!
You tallow-face!


Fie, fie! what, are you mad?


Good father, I beseech you on my knees,
Hear me with patience but to speak a word.


Hang thee, young baggage! disobedient wretch!
I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday,
Or never after look me in the face:


  1. this happens just after Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she will marry on thursday to Paris and she has kicked off saying that she doesnt want to marry him. Lady Capulet has then called her a disobedient wrecth and that if she doesnt marry on thursday then she will be turned away by her own family and she will be disowned as a daughter.

  2. This appears after Lady Capulet has told Juliet that she is to be married on Thursday. When she reacts in the way she does, Lady Capulet is shocked and Capulet enters the scene. In anger, he shouts at Juliet as it is strange for a daughter to talk back to her father let alone shout at him. Capulet says that he well disown her if she doesn't do as he says but as we know, Juliet is in love with Romeo and won't change her mind.

  3. this happens just after Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she will marry Paris

  4. Act 3 Scene 5. Juliet refuses marriage but her father gets mad as she is breaking their patriarchal family. He does not like her disrespect and if she does not do as he commands, she shall not see him again.

  5. Act 3 Scene 5.
    Juliet has married Romeo and although he is banished does not wish to be with anyone else, after Juliet finds out she is to marry Paris she goes to Freya Laurence and plans to fake her own death so she can be with Romeo.
    I do not wish to marry Paris, muggle. Please Understand

  6. Act 1 Scene 5.

    Juliet is angry and upset about the decision her father made for her and she knows that she cannot be married as she is married to Romeo but she is unable to tell her parents. Capulet is very angry at his child's disobedience as he does not know of the secret marriage.

  7. Act 3 Scene 5
    Juliet is begging her father to listen to her. However, Capulet is having none of it and tells Juliet that if she doesnt marry Paris on thurday, she will be thrown out.

  8. "Disobediant wretch" implies a crushing and damaging message to Juliet and severs her relationship with her father Lord Capulet; disobediant implies that she is not willing to listen to him/do as he says. Shakespeare has perhaps embedded this contextual reference to relate to te 16th-17th century, where daughters always had to rerspect their elders, espcially fathers."Wretch" has connotations of an unpleasant thing, in this case an unpleasant child in Juliet.Further connotations are that of unfortunate as well as unpleasant; Lord Capulet is angry that Juliet doesn't want to marry Paris, yet Juliet does not share his wishes and demands (for her impending husband) hence geenreating conflict and resulktant disgust from Lord Capulet."Wretch" also evokes the theme of fate as like in the chorus ("star crossed lovers") fate and destiny are potentially causing Juliet to show her true feelings about Paris, as fate does not intend her to marry him.


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