In this scene Romeo explains how he is a “boat” and how God is the captain, leading him to his fate, a bit like following a trail of bread crumbs. Already we can identify that a metaphor has been used as he isn’t really a ship and is just  describing the course of his life. This specific scene is vitally important to the whole play as it ties the play together and links back to the main idea of FATE.

Again, in Act 4 scene 2 Juliet has just been told the plan of her pretending to be dead and how Romeo and Friar Lawrence will soon be there to pick her up. She then goes tell her father that she is willing to marry Paris (which she isn’t really). Right there in bold is where the dramatic irony comes in, as the audience knows she doesn’t really want to marry him.


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  1. Very well described, through your understanding of the play and excellent use of vocabulary…. Well done!!!

  2. I am very pleased with you and your positive attitude towards writing. Great piece of work and I am always looking forward to reading your work. Keep it up :-))

  3. This answer to the language section of the project demonstrates that you have a clear understanding of two key features – you’ve correctly identified the metaphor of Romeo referring to himself as a ship with God as his captain – and then you’ve identified an example of dramatic irony and explained it with clarity.

    What’s even more exciting is that in your literary essay, you’ve taken this further by providing a deeper and more nuanced explanation of these features and (more importantly) how they have enhanced the deeper meaning of the play.

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