- A comes back to A, but is no longer A
- A is the protagonist
- something happens that changes A
- what changes?
- why does it change?
- how does it change?
^ How you find the theme.
Passages you can/should use in the essay:
- pg 115 line 2, 4
- pg 117 line 36
*limit your quotes, only use the bare bones*
- pg 119 line 57, 63, 68 (68 can explain how Romeo couldn't control Tybalt wanting to fight), 74 (pre-determination)
- pg 121 line 85, 88, 89, 90
- pg 123 line 106, 107, 108, 115 (115 would go in the 'choice' paragraph), 127, 128, 129
- pg 125 line 142 (paradox paragraph)
- pg 127 line 180 (choice paragraph)
Reasons why Romeo doesn't want to fight Tybalt:
- wants the marriage to Juliet to work out
- fears capital punishment
- they're now related because of the marriage
Reasons why Romeo does want to fight Tybalt:
- guilt from causing Mercutio's death
- hubris (line 119, 120)
- anger and revenge
- envelope thinking, Romeo acted RASH because of these reasons
- the first body paragraph will be about pre-determination
- the second body paragraph will be about choice/free will
- conclusion paragraph/third body paragraph will be about the paradox
- argument form!! include examples from the book that prove the reason, back it up with quotes and explain the quotations
- clencher sentence refers back to thesis statement
- #1 quote for paradox: "Oh, I'm fortune's fool."
- option for conclusion paragraph is to compare to Oedipus
- introduce work, it's a tragedy
- plant big picture seed
- intrigue Watson
- this work teaches us by negative example
- if you compare Romeo and Juliet to Oedipus in conclusion, mention something about it in the intro
- last sentence of the intro will be the thesis statement