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Examples Of Foreshadowing In Romeo And Juliet

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Authors sometimes use the literary device of foreshadowing to intrigue audiences and create a connection between the audience and the characters. William Shakespeare uses foreshadowing in his play, Romeo and Juliet, through the lines of his characters; especially the character of Juliet. For example, in act one scene five, Juliet wants to know who the person she danced with is. Juliet tells her nurse “Go ask his name. If he be married,/My grave is like to be my wedding bed” (lines 132-133). The mysterious dancer turns out to be none other than Romeo Montague, the son of her family’s enemy. Juliet’s line of “My grave is like to be my wedding bed” foreshadows Juliet’s death in order to be with her husband, Romeo. Later on in the play, Juliet
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