English Romeo and Juliet

1. Sc. 1, Lines 34-57: Explain what Romeo means in line 34. Does he consider his options or plunge immediately into action? Is his approach consistent with the way he has acted in the past? Explain. What does Romeo want from the apothecary? Explain what Romeo thinks will motivate the apothecary to help him. Romeo means that he​ will kill himself in order to be with Juliet because Romeo knows someone that is selling the poison that he is looking for.
2. Sc. 1, Lines 66-71: Explain how Romeo uses irony to persuade the apothecary to sell him what he needs. ​Romeo’s task in convincing the apothecary to sell him the poison is an arduous one as both he and the apothecary know that the sale of such poison is illegal. In fact, when Romeo inquires about such poison, the Apothecary replies: Such mortal drugs I have; but Mantua’s law Is death to any he that utters them.
3. Sc. 2, Lines 23-29: Explain the irony of Friar Laurence’s fear of what might happen as a result of Friar John’s news. The irony of Friar Laurence’s fear of what might happen as a result of Friar John’s news is that Juliet is actually dead.
4. Sc. 3, Lines 61-63: What does Romeo mean in these lines when he says, “I beseech thee, youth,/ Put not another sin upon my head/ By urging me to fury”? What qualities do his words in this speech show? He is talking to paris and paris is in the dark and He is willing to make another bad choose he doesn’t has another options and he is desperate.
5. Sc. 3, Lines 88-120: What part of the speech reminds the audience what they know about Juliet’s death? Recall the specifications that Romeo gave the apothecary for what kind of poison he wanted. What is the irony of Romeo having received what he requested? Why are Romeo’s last words also ironic? It reminds the audience that Juliet isn’t really dead she is just sleeping and because she still has the color of her cheeks and lips that’s why Romeo knows that she is still alive.
1. How does Shakespeare reveal Juliet’s fears in following the Friar’s plan? It’s been foreshadowed throughout the early scenes and acts because Juliet said that she will try to do everything she can so she doesn’t have to marry Paris.
2. How has this event been foreshadowed throughout the early scenes and acts? Imagery supports the tone since it gives the audience a better understanding of what’s happening and how Juliet is feeling. The tone in the soliloquy is fear.
3. How does the imagery in the soliloquy support the development of the tone? (make sure to clearly state the TONE) The imagery in the soliloquy is to give more details and to add more informations about what happened.
4. How does the shift in Juliet’s soliloquy reveal her determination? It reveals her determination because before she was scared of following the plan because of the consequences that she might face but the tone shifted when she was determined to follow the plan so she and Romeo could be together.
Write a no more than 20 word summary of the soliloquy: The soliloquy shows Juliet’s fear of the plan but in the end, she does it so they can be with each other.
Describe the shift in the play. Why might Shakespeare have written the first two acts in one tone, and then shifted the tone in the 3rd act? What is his purpose in this change? Format your answer with a thesis statement including the clearly stated tones, and then support your position on the topic with two pieces of evidence from the text. Shakespeare probably wrote the first two acts in one tone and shifts the tone of the 3rd act since the first two acts were to give background knowledge of all of the characters. And the tone of the 3rd act changed because Romeo and Juliet met each other. His purpose in this change is to add tension to what’s happening. For example, in the first act it was talking about the fight between the two families’ servants. And in the second act it showed Romeo being sad since he loved Rosaline but she didn’t love him back.
. Sc2, Lines 1-31: Summarize what Juliet expresses in her soliloquy. What does the audience know that Juliet does not? What is the effect of this knowledge? What effect does Juliet’s mention of death in lines 21-25 have on the audience? In Sc. 2, lines 1-31, Juliet is waiting rather tediously for Romeo. The audience knows that Romeo killed Tybalt and Tybalt killed Mercutio in the fight that Tybalt started. Also that Romeo was banished. We know that Juliet shouldn’t be as happy as she seems. Well it reminds us that a notable death just happened that won’t have a happy effect.
. 2, Lines 36-60: Describe the dramatic irony in this scene. How does the nurse’s delivery of the news compound the confusion? Of whom is she actually speaking? In Sc. 2, lines 36-60, The audience knows that Romeo was banished and Tybalt dies but Juliet doesn’t know. The nurse does not mention that Tybalt died. The nurse is actually speaking about Tybalt.
3. Sc. 2, Lines 73-101: Describe Juliet’s first reaction once she understands what has happened. Why does she feel this way? In contrast, what does she say to the nurse? Why? What realization does she come to as shown in lines 100-101? n Sc. 2, lines 73-101, Juliet is shocked and confused cause she just found out Romeo just killed her cousin. She says that Tybalt went to slay Romeo. Romeo just got to him before he could do it. She said that because Romeo is her husband and he’s not bad. Tybalt would have killed Romeo.
4. Sc. 2, Lines 73-79: Identify 3 oxymorons spoken by Juliet. What is Shakespeare’s purpose in having Juliet say so many (hint: think about Juliet’s emotional state)? The Oxymoron that Juliet has mentioned are to show her emotions about what is happining in the scene and is her feelings are.
5. Sc. 3, Lines 10-28: How does this scene parallel Scene 2? How does Romeo react to the Prince’s edict that he is banished? Why? What suggests that the friar is angry at Romeo’s lack of gratitude for this more merciful punishment? 3, lines 10-28, Romeo is dramatic in both and it also involves Romeos punishment for killing Tybalt. Romeo wines and cries because he cannot see Juliet and he’s being deprived of his home. Friar telling Romeo to be a man and get up.
6. Sc. 3, Lines 29-51: Why does Romeo view death as more desirable than banishment? Is the portrayal of Romeo here consistent with what you already know about him? Why or why not? In Sc. 3, lines 29-51, Romeo views death as more desirable because, he will not have to face the sadness. Yes, because I already know that he’s one big, walking, emotional hyperbole.
.​ ​Sc. 3, Lines 108-144: Explain Friar Laurence’s attitude toward Romeo in the first part of the speech. What words and phrases convey this tone? What is the friar’s motive in beginning his speech in this way? How does he reinforce this purpose in lines 143-145? In Sc. 3, lines 108-144, Friar feels that Romeo’s tear’s are simply unnecessary. Lines 109-113 convey this tone. To show Romeo’s fault. It helps Romeo make a realization.
Sc. 3, Lines 146-172: Explain why Romeo must leave for Mantua before daybreak. Does the friar’s plan sound feasible? Why or why not? n Sc. 3, lines 146-172, He must face the punishment of exile. No, because Romeo is at risk of getting caught.
Sc. 1, Lines 57-69: What does each character in the scene know about Romeo’s love of Juliet at this point? What is Romeo’s motive for not wanting to fight Tybalt? What is the effect of Romeo’s words on Mercutio? Why? Sc. 1, lines 57-69, No one is aware of Romeo’s and Juliet’s love for each other. Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because Romeo is married to his cousin which makes Tybalt part of Romeo’s family. Mercutio believes that Romeo is neglectful to defend himself against Tybalt, however, Mercutio doesn’t know the exact reason for this sudden submission. Mercutio has no idea that Romeo is married to Juliet. Mercutio eventually defends Romeo himself but sadly, Mercutio dies a tragic death by murder, well manslaughter.
Sc. 1, Lines 1-28: How do the words and tone of their speech illustrate the differences between Benvolio and Mercutio? In Sc. 1, lines 1-28, Benvolio is much more mature, while, Mercutio is childish and impulsive.
Sc. 1, Lines 145-179: In what way does Benvolio’s story differ from the actual sequence of events? Why? How does Benvolio’s description of Romeo’s actions and Mercutio’s death reveal his motivation? n Sc. 1, lines 145-179, Benvolio claimed that Tybalt automatically killed Mercutio and that Benvolio interfered, however, that didn’t actually happen. I would say that Benvolio was trying to protect himself and Romeo which is why hey told some white lies in his description.
3. Sc. 1, Lines 33-69: Think about the mounting conflict in this section. Who is responsible for starting this fight? In Sc. 1, lines 33-69, Tybalt, when he saw Romeo, it reminded him of his feud, resentment, and anger toward Romeo. He came looking for Romeo in hopes of fulfilling his revenge toward Romeo
Sc. 1, Lines 145-179: Why does Lady Capulet think Benvolio is lying? What does she say happened? What does she want the Prince to do? What is Lord Montague’s argument? In Sc. 1, lines 145-179, Lady Capulet believes he’s lying because Benvolio is a Montague, it would take twenty men to take Tybalt down, and there was more involved. She thinks Romeo started it. She wants the Prince to execute Romeo. However, Lord Capulet’s argument is that Tybalt started it and killed Mercutio. Tybalt should have been killed and Romeo did them a favor. Might I mention that Mercutio is related to the Prince.
. 3, Lines 1-22: What idea does the friar convey with the contradictory statements in his speech in lines 9-20? What earlier statements in the play do Friar Laurence’s contradictions echo? He says that good can lead to evil if turned from its true purpose. Evil can sometimes lead to good. Even though the love of Romeo and Juliet seems a good thing, it might have negative consequences
2. Sc. 3, Lines 1-22: What warning does the friar give about the qualities of both people and plants? How might this warning function as foreshadowing In Sc. 3, lines 1-22, Friar says that both contain medicine to heal and poison to hurt. It might foreshadow Romeo and Juliet’s death and may compare this death to medicine which heals the poisonous feud.
Sc. 3, Lines 31-40: Explain the dramatic irony the friar expresses in lines 39-40. In Sc. 3, lines 39-40, the dramatic irony in those lines simply is that the friar believes that Romeo has been up because something may bother him, however, the audience knows he was up rather late on accounts
4. Sc. 3, Lines 81-94: Which lines explain why the friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet? Infer other reasons for the friar’s cooperation. In Sc. 3, lines 81-94, The lines 91-92 explain why Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet. I also infer he did this because he has much sympathy for both of them since he’s known them for quite some time and he also is a man of god who believes in marriage.
Describe Mercutio’s attitude toward Romeo’s feelings based on his choice of words. Apart from making fun of Romeo, why is Mercutio so aware of Romeo’s lovesick state? What is the dramatic irony of Mercutio’s speech? In Sc. 4, lines 34-41, Mercutio feels rather awful for Romeo. Mercutio can just tell by Romeos fashion(way; actual pun in script) of doing things, which he does in a rather sad way. Mercutio believes the Romeo is lovesick over Rosaline, however, the audience knows it’s over Juliet.
Why do the nurse’s responses to Juliet’s questions create humor? Are the nurse’s actions deliberate? Why or why not? What is the effect of the nurse’s responses on Juliet? Would the effect be the same or different for the audience? Sc. 5, lines 29-68, While Juliet is rather serious, the nurse blurts out the most random of things and adds humor to a serious conversation. I would say that the nurses actions are deliberate because the nurse is known to be extremely talkative, outgoing, and honestly annoying. The effect of the nurses response toward Juliet is that is both confuses and angers Juliet. I feel as though the effect would be mutual on the audience because some may find it

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