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Hi guys! I have an exam question (English Literature- Romeo and Juliet) and it due in today (leave it to the last minute much?). I've asked people and nobody seems to be able to help. I'll copy out the extract down below but could you please help me select a few quotes on the question: how is anger presented in this extract? I've been stumped for days!!
Extract:
Tybalt:
Romeo, the hate I bear the can afford
No better term than this, - thou art a villain

Romeo:
Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee
Doth much excuse the appertaining rage
To such a greeting: villain I am none;
Therefore farewell; I see thou know'st me not.

Tybalt:
Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries
That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.

Romeo:
I do protest, I never injured thee,
But love thee better than thou canst devise,
Till thou shalt know the reason of my love:
And so, good capulet-which name I tender
As dearly as my own, -- be satisfied.

Mercutio:
O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!
Alla stoccata carries it away.
Draws
Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?

Tybalt:
What wouldst thou have with me?

Mercutio:
Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine lives; that I mean to make bold withal, and as you shall use me hereafter, drybeat the rest of the eight. Will you pluck your sword out of his pitcher by the ears? make haste, lest mine be about your ears ere it be out.

Tybalt:
I am for you
Drawing

Romeo:
Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up.

Mercutio: Come, sir, your passado.


They fight


Romeo:
Draw, Benvolio; beat down their weapons.
Gentlemen, for shame, forbear this outrage!
Tybalt, Mercutio, the prince expressly hath
Forbidden bandying in Verona streets:
Hold, Tybalt! good Mercutio!


TYBALT under ROMEO's arm stabs MERCUTIO, and flies with his followers


Mercutio:
I am hurt.
A plague o' both your houses! I am sped.
Is he gone, and hath nothing?
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The use of 'thou' - thou is considered an impolite pronoun which suggests that they aren't civil with each other and could reveal the hidden anger they have for each other

Also mention how anger evolves/intensifies throughout the extract

You could also talk about the switch between blank verse and prose, which could unsettle the audience and indicates tension between the characters
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(Original post by blackmangotree)
The use of 'thou' - thou is considered an impolite pronoun which suggests that they aren't civil with each other and could reveal the hidden anger they have for each other

Also mention how anger evolves/intensifies throughout the extract

You could also talk about the switch between blank verse and prose, which could unsettle the audience and indicates tension between the characters
Thank you!
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