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  • Three sonnets from Romeo and Juliet are in the Act I prologue, the lovers' first kiss in Act I, and the Act II prologue. Each sonnet is analyzed and explained with some tutorial links and review for iambic pentameter and rhyme scheme.

    Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet

    Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet

    by Jule Romans1

  • About Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. Benvolio is a member of the Montague household and a good friend to Romeo. Benvolio's advice to Romeo. Benvolio's personality and character traits. Does Benvolio die in Romeo and Juliet?

    Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

    Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

    by Jule Romans0

  • Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a play that presents conflict between living by religious and spiritual beliefs, and living by an existential philosophy, which asserts that it is up to the individual to discover the meaning of life through...

    Existentialism in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    Existentialism in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    by Jake Brannen7

  • The Nurse is a bawdy, overly talkative, and humorous character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She teases, but is completely devoted to Juliet. She eventually betrays Juliet's wishes by giving her unkind advice. Even so, the Nurse is completely grief-stricken by Juliet's feigned death.

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

    by Jule Romans0

  • In the Romeo and Juliet death scene, Juliet is lying in the tomb, under the influence of a sleeping potion that makes it appear that she has died. Romeo finds her in the tomb. Before entering the tomb, Romeo kills Paris in the graveyard.

    The Romeo and Juliet Death Scene

    The Romeo and Juliet Death Scene

    by Jule Romans1

  • Madame Butterfly is one of the most popular operas of all time. But the ending has a twist—the final chord is unusual. So why did Puccini choose to end his own favourite opera this way?

    Madame Butterfly—the Final Chord

    Madame Butterfly—the Final Chord

    by Frances Metcalfe4

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