Shakespeare cartoonified: Romeo and Juliet — Act III
And suddenly the play turns dark.
Just like that, everything goes wrong. Romeo faces down the other young men and Juliet her parents. They are both still just as over-dramatic and Friar Lawrence is right to tell them off. But they’re also different. Can you tell?
At the beginning of Act II, Romeo was just a boy. Or mostly a man, albeit a rather silly one. In this act we see him become a murderer. And even before that he is much more mature than he had been an act earlier. He tries to move beyond prejudice and he would have managed it too, if others had co-operated. Then, suddenly, he is a murderer and a hunted man on the run. He hadn’t even been married a day before this disaster strikes.
|Romeo and Juliet|
|Introduction||Act I||Act II||Act III||Act IV||Act V|
Act IV will publish on 15 July. Links will become available above as new parts are published.
(Given that this post is a day late I should probably start giving a range rather than a date. Blame it on a combination of an interesting book, NaNoWriMo, the fact that this act is very long and complicated and my poor time management skills.)