Question: What is the dramatic purpose of repeated references by Juliet to suicide?
Answer:I. To impress it more strongly on the minds of the spectators of the drama. It is an example of
Repetition, Alteration, Alternation. Cf. "Genesis of Art-Form," Raymond, Chapter XII. II. It foreshadows the manner of Juliet's death. Cf. V. 3. 169, 170.
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