Paper type: Essay (2578 words)
Who is the speaker/narrator of the prologue?
What is the setting of the play?
What is the relationship between the two households?
An ancient grudge between the two.
What does Shakespeare mean by star-crossed lovers?
They were meant to fall in love, but it will end in tragedy.
What does the Chorus ask of the readers/viewers in the last two lines?
If you missed anything in this prologue, we’ll act out the play.
What families are involved with the brawl?
Capulet and Montague.
Who is Benvolio and what is his involvement in the brawl?
Romeo’s cousin and tries to keep the peace.
Who is Tybalt?
Juliet’s cousin and loves to fight.
What has Prince Escalus decreed will happen if civil strife does not end?
They will be put to death.
What information is exchanged between Montague and Benvolio?
What reason for his sadness does Romeo give Benvolio?
He loves a girl who does not love him.
Who does Romeo love?
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo?
Look at someone who’s more attractive.
When Capulet and Paris enter, what are they talking about?
The fight and the Prince’s decree.
What does Paris want from Lord Capulet?
To marry Juliet.
What is Capulet’s answer to Paris’s request?
Wait two summers.
What is Lord Capulet planning?
Why does Capulet’s servant talk to Romeo and Benvolio?
Because he can’t read.
Under what condition does Romeo give to go to the feast?
To see Rosaline.
How old is Juliet?
13, almost 14.
Who was the Nurse’s daughter and what happened to her?
Susan and she died.
What does this reveal about her devotion to Juliet?
Juliet is like the Nurse’s daughter.
What does Juliet’s mother want to speak to her about?
Marriage to Paris.
What does the Nurse think of Paris?
He’s handsome, like a wax figure.
What is Juliet’s reaction to the situation?
She doesn’t want to get married.
Where are Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio, and the others headed?
What are they wearing?
What are they holding?
How does Mercutio portray love?
He’s not interested.
Who is Queen Mab?
She’s the fairies midwife.
How does Mercutio feel about dreams?
Dreams are nothing but silly imagination.
Why does Romeo say, “My mind misgives/Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars/Shall bitterly begin his fearful date/With this night’s revels”(lines 106-109)?
Something bad is going to happen which will lead to his own death.
What literary term is being used in this above lines?
What do lines 15-32 reveal about Capulet?
He’s trying to start the party.
Describe the way Romeo and Juliet fall in love?
Love at first sight.
What is Tybalt’s reaction to Romeo’s presence at the party?
He wants to kill him.
How does Capulet respond to Tybalt?
To tell him to ignore him.
How does Romeo get Juliet to kiss him?
To answer his prayers.
What does Romeo mean when he says “O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt”(line 118)?
His life is in his enemies hands.
Why does Benvolio want to leave the party?
It was at it’s most fun, so it could only go down from there.
Who are Benvolio and Mercutio looking for?
What do Benvolio and Mercutio not know about Romeo in this scene?
He loves Juliet, not Rosaline.
What kind of “wound” is Romeo talking about?
When Romeo sees Juliet, what does he compare her to?
Where is Juliet standing?
What has Romeo now learned about her feeling for him?
She is in love with him.
How do you know Romeo has finally spoken aloud to Juliet?
She responded, “Who is there?”
What worries Juliet?
Romeo had heard her.
Is Romeo’s tone fearful and cautious or reckless and elated?
Reckless and elated.
What are Romeo’s intentions for their relationship?
To be married.
Why is Juliet worried that Romeo will think poorly of her?
Because she feels too much too fast.
What is Juliet making clear to Romeo here?
To not say he loves her unless he means it.
Why does keep going inside?
The Nurse is calling for her.
Why is parting “sweet” to Juliet?
Because she’ll know the marriage details by morning.
What are the plans that the two lovers make for tomorrow?
To decide when and where to be married.
What details in the friar’s speech suggest that these herbs have qualities that can heal or kill?
What does Romeo “confess”? Why does it upset Friar Laurence?
He loves Juliet. He was just in love with Rosaline.
Why does the Friar agree to the plan?
It’ll end the feud between the two families.
What is the Nurse’s reaction to Mercutio?
He is a vile, awful man.
What plan does she make with Romeo?
At noon, pretend you’re going to confession, go to the Friar’s shed to be wed.
Why is Juliet so anxious at the beginning of the scene?
Nurse was supposed to be gone for 30 minutes, she was gone 3 hours.
How does the Nurse toy with Juliet’s emotions upon her return?
She was stalling and won’t tell Juliet the news.
What advice does Friar Laurence give Romeo in Scene VI?
Love moderately, or it will end.
What can we guess happens at the end of the scene?
They get married.
At the beginning of the scene, why does Benvolio think that there will be a fight?
The heat makes people angry and hot-blooded.
What does Mercutio accuse Benvolio of in lines 15-30?
Benvolio is one of those men to start fights.
When Tybalt and Mercution first begin arguing, what does Benvolio try to get them to do?
For them to go some place else and get out of the public’s eye.
What does Tybalt call Romeo?
Why won’t Romeo fight Tybalt?
Romeo is Tybalt’s cousin now.
What does Mercutio think is the reason refuses to fight?
Romeo is being dismissive and vile.
Why does Mercutio keep repeating, “A plague o’ both your houses”?
Mercutio is cursing both the Capulet’s and the Montogue’s.
What does Romeo say that Juliet’s love has done to him?
Turned him into a soft woman.
Why does Romeo call himself “fortune’s fool”?
Romeo has bad luck.
When Benvolio tells the Prince what happened, what does he say Romeo tried to do before Mercutio was killed?
Break up the fight?
What does Lady Capulet accuse Benvolio of? Why?
Lying because he is biased.
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt?
He is exiled from the City of Verona.
Why is Juliet so impatient for the nurse to return?
She’s bringing the object for Romeo to get in her bedroom.
Describe Juliet’s rapidly changing attitudes toward Romeo in this scene.
Awful to love again.
What piece of news has upset Juliet the most?
Romeo is exiled.
What does the nurse promise to do?
To bring Romeo to her.
Explain Romeo’s reaction to the news of his banishment.
He says banishment is worse than death.
Romeo tells Friar Laurence that the priest cannot know or understand how Romeo feels. Why?
He loves her while the Friar does not.
What argument does Friar Laurence use to prevent Romeo from killing himself?
Romeo is acting like a woman; men do not feel like a women.
What does the nurse give to Romeo?
The Nurse gives him a ring.
What does Capulet tell his wife to say to Juliet?
Juliet to be married to Paris on Thursday.
As Romeo is preparing to leave Juliet, what argument does she use to convince him to stay?
It is not daylight yet.
Later, why does Juliet think Romeo should leave?
It is getting light out.
Just as Romeo is about to descend the rope ladder and leave Juliet, what does she say about the way he looks?
He looks pale.
Why does Lady Capulet think Juliet is crying?
For her cousin’s death.
When Lady Capulet threatens to send someone to Mantua to poison Romeo, what does Juliet say?
Juliet will kill him herself.
After Lady Capulet breaks the news about Paris, what is Juliet’s response?
She’d marry Romeo before marrying Paris.
If Juliet’s mother does not arrange to delay the marriage, what will Juliet do?
What is Capulet’s reaction to Juliet’s threats?
What is the nurse’s advice to Juliet?
Marry Paris, give up on Romeo.
How does Juliet’s attitude toward the nurse’s change?
She does not like the Nurse anymore.
What “scheme” does Juliet devise to get rid of the nurse and to get out of the house?
Talk to the Lady and get things ready for the wedding.
What is the climax?
The turning point.
What is the climax in Romeo and Juliet?
Tybalt killing Mercucio.
“Romeo, the live I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain.”
“I do protest I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason my reason, and so, good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as mine own, be satisfied.”
“A plague o both your houses, they have made worm’s meat of me. I have it, and soundly to your houses.”
“O! I am fortunes fool!”
“For blood of ours sheds blood of Montague!…He is a kinsman to the Montagues Affection makes him false. He speaks not true. Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo must not live.”
“Immediately we do exile him hence. I have an interest in your heart’s proceeding: my blood for your brawls doth lie a-bleeding… Else when he is found, that hour is his last.”
“As one dead in the bottom of a tomb, either my eyesight fails or thou lookest pale.”
“I will not yet, and yet if I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris.”
“Disobedient wrench! My fingers itch! Wife, we scarce thought is blessed.”
I think it is best if you marry with the country.”
Why does Friar Laurence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet?
He knows she’s already married.
Paris tells the Friar they are to marry on what day?
Why is the wedding so soon?
She’s sad and they want her to stop.
If Friar Laurence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do?
In your opinion, what would be the best plan for Juliet at this point in the play?
She could run away.
Describe the Friar’s plan for Juliet.
She’ll drink the vial and go into a fake death. After she wakes up, she’ll run away to Romeo.
What does Juliet say that makes her father happy?
She’ll marry Paris.
How does Capulet change the wedding plans?
It’s tomorrow morning.
How does Juliet she her maturity and independence in this scene?
She’s doing something scary by herself.
If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do?
Name one of Juliet’s fears during her speech.
She fears it might be poison.
Describe one way that this scene could provide comic relief for the audience.
They are making fun of the servant and his ignorance.
Who is the first person to find Juliet “dead”?
What does Friar Laurence say to comfort the Capulet family?
She’s in a better place.
Capulet says that they will turn the wedding celebration into what?
“Where I have learnt to repent the sin of disobedient opposition to you and your hehests and am enjoined by holy Laurence to fall prostrate here to beg your pardon. Pardon. I beseech you!”
“Death is my son-in-law, death is my heir, my daughter he hath wedded. I will die and leave him all-life, living, all is Death’s.”
“Send for the County, go tell him this. I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning…Why, I am glad on’t. This is well.”
“And this borrowed likeness of shrunk death thou shalt continue two-and-forty hours and them awake as from a pleasant sleep.”
“Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins that almost freezes up the heat of life.”
“Peace, ho, for shame! Confusion’s cure lives not in these confusions. Heaven and yourself had part in this fair maid- now heaven hath all, and all the better is it for the maid.”
“Tell me not, friar, that thou hearest of this, unless thou tell me how I may prevent it. If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, do thou but call my resolution wise and with this knife I’ll help it presently.”
“Why, love, I say! Madam! Sweetheart! Why, Bride! Marry and amen, how sound is she asleep! I needs must wake her. Madam, madam, madam!”
List characters who side with the Capulets.
Juliet, Nurse, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Paris, and Tybalt.
List characters who side with the Montagues.
Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio, Balthasar, Montague, and Lady Montague.
List all characters that are truly neutral.
Friar Laurence and the Prince.
List all characters that are dead by the end.
Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, Paris, and Lady Montague.
Where is Romeo sent when exiled?
What is a foil?
A contradictory character(opposite).
When was Shakespeare born? Die?
April 23, 1564-April 23. 1616.
“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!”
“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
“These violent delights have violent ends.”
“Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
“O swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon…”
He jests at scars that never felt a wounds.”
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!”
“My only love sprung from my only hate!”
“For never was a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
“And I, for winking at your discords too,/Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish’d.”
“Eyes, look your last!/Arms, take your last embrace!”
“If you had the strength/Of twenty men, it would dispatch you straight.”
“O comfortable friar! Where is my lord?/ I do remember well where I should be,/And there I am. Where is my Romeo?”
“I pray thee good Mercutio, let’s retire:/The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,/And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl…”
“Three civil brawls bred of an airy word/by thee, old Capulet and Montague…”
“I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword,/Or manage it to part these men with me.”
Who kills whom at the beginning of Act III?
Why does the Apothecary sell the poison?
He is poor.
What fears does Juliet voice before she takes the potion?
Poison, suffocation, odor, etc.
What are the five sections of the plot?
Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution.
Who is the last person to see Juliet before she dies?
Who is the last character to speak? What was this character talking about?
Prince. Romeo and Juliet.
When is Juliet’s birthday?
Who delivers the misinformation of Juliet’s “death” to Romeo?
When Romeo is hiding in Friar Lawrence’s cell after his exile, which character comes knocking?
What does Paris ask of Romeo before he dies?
To bury him next to Juliet.
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