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Shakespeare cartoonified: Romeo and Juliet — Act IV

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Let’s find out what Juliet’s plan is to get out of her predicament.

Act IV 1 Act IV 2 Act IV 3 Act IV 4 Act IV 5 Act IV 6 Act IV 7 Act IV 9 Act IV 10 Act IV 11 Act IV 12 Act IV 13 Act IV 14 Act IV 15 Act IV 16 Act IV 17 Act IV 18

 

A defining feature of Shakespearean comedies – yes, this play is a comedy, which at the time did not refer to humour but mostly to a love story – is that the plot in Act IV walks on the edge of a knife. This could easily go either way – to the happy ending where Juliet escapes with Romeo, or to the tragedy where her plan fails and she would rather commit suicide than marry Paris.

Juliet would dare anything and everything for love. That is probably not the safest approach to take in this world, but she is in it so deep by now that she can only go through with it. Act V will reveal where love takes her, while the people in her life still try to make her decisions for her. Friar Lawrence tries to criticise this in her parents, but he also doesn’t quite dare. At this point, he is her only friend.

Romeo and Juliet
Introduction Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V

Be sure to check back for the final episode, Act V, on 22 July. Links will become available above as new parts are published.

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4 responses

  1. Pingback: Shakespeare cartoonified: Romeo and Juliet — Act III | CC

  2. Dee Jay

    Liked this one too!! ❤

    July 16, 2015 at 05:48

  3. Pingback: Shakespeare cartoonified: Romeo and Juliet — Act V | CC

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