(1.) What is the best explanation for how the balcony scene contributes to the following theme? Decisions made in a hurry often lead to disaster?
1. Romeo and Juliet declare their love for each other and plan to be married just hours after they first meet.
2. Romeo’s decision to hide outside of Juliet’s window causes substantial risk to his own life and the lives of other Montagues.
3. Juliet’s decision to openly express her feelings for Romeo causes him to express his feelings, too, and ask her to marry him.
4. Romeo and Juliet’s agreement to meet in the orchard outside of Juliet’s window places them both in considerable danger.
(2.) Which answer best analyzes a difference between linear plot development and nonlinear plot development?
1. Nonlinear plot development may include subplots; linear plot development will not.
2. Nonlinear plot development might include scenes in various settings; linear plot development will not.
3. Linear plot development may include subplots; nonlinear plot development will not.
4. Linear plot development might include scenes in various settings; nonlinear plot development will not.
(3.)In Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, what is the best example of an attempt to build the reader’s suspense?
1. LADY CAPULET Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn/The gallant, young, and noble gentleman,/The County Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church/Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride. (act 3, scene 5)
2. ROMEO My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself/Because it is an enemy to thee./Had I it written, I would tear the word. (act 2, scene 2)
3. LADY CAPULET Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word./Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee. (act 3, scene 5).
4. JULIET Alack, alack, that heaven should practice stratagems/Upon so soft a subject as myself.— (act 3, scene 5)