Act 4 Main Ideas and Quotes Romeo and Juliet

What two literary devices are being used in the following quote by Paris?”Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt’s death,And therefore have I little talk’d of love,For Venus smiles ont in a house of tears.” Allusion- Venus (goddess of love)Dramatic Irony- Juliet is not crying because of Tybalt and the audience knows that
What is the following quote said as?”I would I knew not why it should e slow’d.-Look, sir, here comes the lady toward my cell”. Friar Lawrence says this as an aside.
What does the following quote by Juliet mean and what is a “charnel-house”?”Chain me with roaring bears,Or hide me nightly in a charnel-house,O’ercover’d quite with dead men’s bones…And I will do it without fear or doubt,To live an unstain’d wife to my sweet love”. Juliet would rather do crazy and dangerous things than marry Paris.Charnel-house- Repository (location/building) for bones found while digging graves in a graveyard.
What does Friar Lawrence say his plan is for Juliet in the following quote?”Take thou this vial, being then in bed,And this distilling liquor drink thou off,When presently through all thy veins shall runA cold and drowsy humour; for no pulse shall keep his native progress…Shall stiff and stark and cold appear like death”. Juliet will take a potion and fake her death, then Friar will put her in a tomb with all the dead Capulets. When she wakes up, she and Romeo will run away together and nobody will suspect a thing because they think Juliet is dead.
Who says the following quote?”Where I have learnt me to repent the sinOf disobedient oppositionTo you and your behests, and am enjoin’dBy hold Lawrence to fall prostrate hereTo beg your pardon”. Juliet- to Lord Capulet asking for forgiveness and faking she will be happy to marry Paris.
What does the following quote mean by Lord Capulet?”I’ll play the huswife for this once. What ho!They are all forth. Well, I will walk myselfTo County Paris, to prepare up himAgainst tomorrow.” Lord Capulet, after seeing Juliet’s (fake) excitement had moved up the wedding to Wednesday, a day early.
Why is the following soliloquy by Juliet important?”What if this mixture do not work at all?Shall I be married then tomorrow morning?No, no this shall forbid it; lie thou there.What if it be a poison which the FriarSubtly hath minister’d to have me dead,Lest in this marriage he should be dishonour’d,Because he married me before to Romeo?” Juliet is doubting the idea of drinking the temporary poison. She is realizing all that could go wrong. Which shows how much she loves Romeo, that despite her questions and worries, she risks drinking the liquid because of her love for Romeo.
Who discovers Juliet is “dead”? The Nurse
What is happening in the following quote from the Nurse?”Mistress, what mistress! Juliet! Fast, I warrant her she.Why lamb! why, laft! fie, you slug-a-bed!Why, love, I say! madam! sweet heart! why, bride…Alas, alas! Help, help! my lady’s dead!” The Nurse discovers Juliet fake dead.
In the following quote from the Nurse to Lord Capulet, what is a “cot quean”?”Go you cot-quean, go,Get you to bed. Faith, you’ll be sick tomorrowFor this night’s watching. Cot-quean- A man who gets in the way of a woman’s job.
How many characters die in Act 4? None- Juliet fake dies
Who tells Paris Juliet is “dead”? Lord Capulet- “My daughter he hath wedded. I will die,And leave him all; life, living, all if Death’s”.
Whose reaction to Juliet’s death is portrayed in the following quote?”Accurs’d, unhappy, wretched, hateful day!Most miserable hour that e-er time saw in lasting hour that e’er time sawIn lasting labour of his pilgrimageBut one, poor, one poor loving child,But one thing to rejoice and solace in,And cruel Death hath catch’d from my sight”. Lady Capulet
Whose reaction to Juliet’s death is portrayed in the following quote?”O woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day!” Nurse
Whose reaction to Juliet’s death is portrayed in the following quote and what literary device is being used?”Hah, let me see her. Out alas, she’s cold,Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff:Death lies on her like an untimely frostUpon the sweetest flower of all the field”. Lord CapuletImagery- Describing the way Juliet looksSimilie- “Death lies on her like an untimely frostUpon the sweetest flower of all the field”.
What is Friar Lawrence attempting to say in the following quote to Juliet’s family? “Peace ho, for shame! Confusion’s cure lives notIn these confusions. Heaven and yourselfHad part in this fair maid, now heaven hath all,And all the better is it for the maid”. Friar knows Juliet is not dead (Dramatic Irony), and he is attempting to calm Juliet’s family by telling them Juliet is in a better place and to dry their tears.
What literary devices are being used in the following quote by Lord Capulet?”All things that we ordained festival,Turn from their office to black funeral:Our instruments to melancholy bells,Our wedding cheer to sad burial feast;Out solemn hymns to sullen dirges change;Our bridal flowers serve for a buried corse;And all things change them to the contrary”. Repetition- “Our”Paradox/Oxymoron- Comparisons from wedding happiness to funeral sadnessDramatic Irony- The audience knows Juliet is not dead.
What idea is being used at the end of Act 4 when Peter and the musician are talking and singing? Humorous relief
How many musicians are in Act 4 with speaking lines? 2- First musician and Second musician
What part of the story occurs in act 4 of Romeo and Juliet? Falling Action

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