English Romeo and Juliet Act 1 and Act 2

After the Capulets’ Ball, why does Romeo run away from his friends Benvolio and Mercutio? He wanted to see Juliet and and he got tired of being made fun.
Who overhears Juliet speaking aloud her loving thoughts of Romeo? Romeo overhears her.
Why does Juliet say she does not want Romeo to swear his love by the moon? The moon is inconstant and changes. She wanted his love to be constant and never change.
Before parting, the young lovers decide what? In order to make sure theier feelings remain the same, Juliet will send a messanger at 9:00. If he feels the same he will tell her the time and place to be married.
What does Friar Laurence do with the herbs, plants, and stones he gathers in his basket? He makes medicine and poison.
Who agrees to perform the wedding ceremony of Romeo and Juliet? Why? Friar Laurence agrees to do it because he hopes it will end the feud.
Why is Mercutio worried about Tybalt’s challenge to the Montagues. He knows Romeo will accept the challenge, but Romeo is likely to get hurt because Tybalt is an expert swordsman.
What excuse does Juliet use for going to Friar Laurence’s cell. She says she was going to a shrift/ confession.
Who carries the message about wedding arrangements from Romeo to Juliet? The nurse
How does Romeo plan to enter Juliet’s house? with a rope ladder
What is a prologue? It is the beginning or introduction that sets up whats going on, identifies the characters, and the setting.
What does “star crossed lovers” foreshadow? tragedy
What is the main characteristic of Benvolio? peacemaker
What is courtly love? loving someone that does not return the love.
According to the prologue, what effect will their deaths have on their parents? The parents are devastated and realixe how petty and pointless the feud is so they end it.
How many feuds has there been between the Montagues and the Capulets? Three
What Italian city is the setting? Verona/ Mantua later on (14th century)
The street fight in the opening scene is between the servants of what 2 families? The Capulets and the Montagues
Who tries to stop the fight in the beginning? Benvolio
How do Lord Montague and Lord Capulet react to the fight? They want to join in, and their wives try to hold them back.
How does the prince intend to punish anyone who disturbs the peace after the third brawl? He said another feud would result in death
Describe the mood of Romeo when he first enters. Why was Romeo acting the way he was? Rome is very sad and gloomy because he loved Rosaline and she didn’t love him back.
How many children does Lord Capulet have? What is their relationship? Juliet is his only surviving child. They are very close. He protects her and honors her opinions (such as marriage).
Who asks Capulet’s permission to woo and marry Juliet? Paris
Why is Capulet reluctant to give Juliet in marriage at this point? He believes she is too young and that she needs to mature over two summers.
What advice does Juliet get from her mom and her nurse concerning marriage? They said that most girls her age were already married and with children. They also told Juliet to watch Paris and see if she could love him because he would take care of her. She also needs to see how the married couples interact.
Why does Benvolio want Romeo to go to the feast? He wants to prove to Romeo that there are more beautiful girls out there besides Rosaline. HE also just wants to cheer Romeo up and get him to dance and have fun.
How does Romeo learn about the feast? The Capulet’s servant cannot read so he asks Romeo if he can help him read the names on the party list. In exchange for his kindness, he tells Romeo he should stop by the party.
Why does Romeo want to go to the feast? He saw Rosaline’s name on the list and he wanted to see her again even though she doesnt love him.
Who wants to attack Romeo at the masked ball? why? Tybalt wanted to fight him because he believes that romeo has crashed the party.
Who does not allow the fight? Lord Capulet because he didnt want Tybalt to destroy the peace. He also had heard that Romeo was a kind gentlemen.
After Romeo and Juliet met and have fallen in love at first sight, who tells each of them the others identity? The nurse
What is Tybalt’s personality like? Hot Tempored, Ready to fight
Describe Romeo’s personality? impulsive
give Examples of an oxymoron from the book. Brawling Love, loving hate, heavy lightness, serious vanity, feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, still-waking sleep
What are some things Romeo compare love to? smoke, a fire sparkling, and a sea.
In the story what does April represent and what does Winter represent. April= youthWinter=oldness
What does lady capulet mean when she said his beautiful binding only lacks a cover? (about Paris) All he lacks is a wife
What does Romeo compare Juliet’s Beauty to? nature imagery, compared to the stars and sun, an angel
define ASIDE when a character literally speaks to the side and talks to the audience to reveal his feelings
define soliloquy a dramatic solo speech
What kind of imagery is used a lot in Romeo and Juliet? dark and light imagery
Who were two monarchs during the Elizabethan time? Elizabeth I and James I
What was a nickname for the globe theater? the wooden O
What time of day were plays performed? Why? They were performed during the afternoon, so the play would finish before it got dark outside. (no artificial lighting)
Describe the people who attended the plays. rude and rowdy
What are maskers? they are people who didnt get invited to the party but they were accepted by the hosts to join.
What was Paris’ title? Count Paris
What is Romeo’s major character fault in Act 1 and Act 2? impulsive
Which Capulet is always ready to defend their family name? Tybalt
What were the gentlemen known as that sat on the edge of the stage? Dandies
What were the people who stood on the ground called? groundlings, yardlings, stinkards
How did the people know the setting? a boy would carry a sign, the way they dress would indicate it, by the actors words, and by the few props on the stage.
What was the hut used for in the Globe Theater? sound effects
How did one find out the kind of play being displayed? The color of the flag would indicate it
What did the cost to enter depend on? The type of seats/ class of people
When Shakespeare returned to his hometown he bought the 1st/2nd largest estate called _________. New Place
What are some theories as to why shakespeare left Stratford? he wanted to join the arts in secret since it was immoral, his family disapproved, he and his wife fought, or he was caught poaching a deer.
To whom did William leave his estate in his will? What did his wife get? His unmarried daughter. His second best bed
Why was Romeo hesitant to go to the party? He had a premonition that something bad was going to happen.
What was the inside of the Wall in london called? City Proper
What was the outside of the wall called? Liberties
Where were most theaters built? Why? IN the Liberties because many believed them to be immoral.
What tragedy caused city proper to become overpopulated? The black plague
How many acting areas were there and name them. 3. Main stage, center stage, the balcony

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