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Romeo and Juliet: Past Paper Questions

Here are a range of past papers you could attempt for Romeo and Juliet.  Remember, these questions will be on the same paper as your The Sign of the Four exam – English Literature Paper 1. For each question, you will be given an extract and be asked to discuss the extract and the whole text. You could be asked about a key theme, a particular character, or a mixture of both.

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Romeo and Juliet Past Paper Questions:

 

The power of Juliet’s language.

When studying Juliet’s character, it’s hard not to appreciate how clever she is at manipulating her words. She manages to appease her parents, without clearly stating her opinion. She talks about her relationship with Romeo with clever and fascinating metaphor. At points, she openly lies to her family.

Have a look at this collection of quotes. How does Juliet use ambiguity, double meanings and imagery? What do these lines tell you about the power of her language, despite her young age?