Part B- Romeo and Juliet Act 1-5 Questions

ACT I is the EXPOSITION of the play. Identify the following parts of theexposition: setting (time and place) and main conflict. Location is Verona, on a Sunday. 14th 15th century.
In what poetic form is the PROLOGUE written? What does the prologue sayends the rage between the two families ? Shakespearean sonnet, the death of Romeo and Juliet.
Who is Benvolio? What is his role in the play? Give an example from the playto support your answer. He is Romeo’s cousin. He is the “peace maker”. When he walked up to the fight and told them to stop.
Who is Tybalt? What is his role in the play? What does he do that is dangerous? He’s Romeo’s enemy, he’s a Capulet, and he challenged him to the duel.He is the trouble maker. And he was called a princox (rebellious),saucy (arrogant), cock-a-hoop
What warning does Prince Escalus give the street brawlers in Scene 1? he will execute any capulet or monatgue who disturbs the peace of verona again
Where do Romeo and Juliet first meet? At Capulet’s feast
Shakespeare presents obstacles to Romeo and Juliet’s love before they meet.What problem is presented in Scenes 2 and 3 ? Their families hate each other and Juliet’s parents want her to marry someone else.
In what way is Mercutio a foil to Romeo? Support your answer with specific examples from the play. Mercutio is much more humorous than Romeo, as he makes many jokes when Romeo is very serious or depressed.
How do Romeo and Juliet’s reactions in Scene 5 foreshadow their tragic end? They each love each other so much and long to be with each other or die, which is exactly what happens.
Shakespeare usually inserts comic relief (humor) into his tragedies His servants and workers , for example, often tell funny stories, make puns, and kid around. List three examples of scenes from Act I that show comic relief. -“I’ll lay fourteen of my teeth,– And yet, to my teen be it spoken, I have but four,– She is not fourteen. How long is it now To Lammas-tide?”~Nurse”An honour!–were not I thine only nurse, I would say thou hadst suck’d wisdom from thy teat.”~Nurse”I am sent to find those persons whose names are here writ, and can never find what names the writing person hath here writ. I must to the learned:–in good time!”~Lord Capulet’s servant
How is figurative language used in the following quote? Explain your answer. “The shady curtains from Aurora’s bed,/Away from light steals home my heavy son….” Mythological allusion to Aurora.
How is figurative language used in the following quote? Explain your answer: “This precious book of love, this unbound lover,/ To beautify him only lacks a cover.” This is a metaphor. The “unbound” lover is compared to a book without a cover.
How is figurative language used in the following quote? Explain your answer.”…for my mind misgivesSome consequence yet hanging in the starsShall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night’s revels and expire the termOf a despised life, closed in my breast,By some vile forfeit of untimely death…” This is foreshadowing. It foreshadows an untimely death.
What plans do Romeo and Juliet make in Scene 2? to get married
What fault does Friar Laurence find in Romeo in Scene 3? He says that Romeo is fickle (impetuous) and that he changes his mind too fast.
We hear in Scene 4 that Tybalt is looking for Romeo. Why does he wantRomeo? Tybalt wants to challenge Romeo.
How does Mercutio feel about Tybalt? What new name or label does hegive Tybalt? What does it show or suggest about Tybalt? He gives him the name prince of cats, which shows he is quite deceiving.
What part does the nurse play in Romeo and Juliet’s schemes? Explain. The nurse interrupts each of their encounters by coming at the complete wrong times. And she helps them plan the wedding. She is also the messenger.
An aside is a short speech, usually delivered to the audience that othersonstage are not supposed to hear. Whom is Romeo talking to in the following “aside” in Scene 2: “Shall I hear more or shall I speak at this?”Why is this aside effective? Romeo is speaking to himself, wondering if he should stay to listen to Juliet’s thoughts. The aside is effective because we know that he is interested in Juliet’s conversation with himself.
The balcony scene uses beautiful imagery and many examples of figurativelanguage. Give five specific lines/passages that show specific examples of figurative language. Simile- “O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art As glorious to this night, being o’er my head, As is a winged messenger of heaven “Personification- “My ears have yet not drunk a hundred words Of that tongue’s utterance, yet I know the sound; Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague”Metaphor- “Juliet is the sun!”Personification- “Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she:”Imagery- “This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”
The nurse is one of Shakespeare’s great comic characters. Do you think the Nurse is a principled character, a person with a strong sense of right and wrong? Or does she seem to be easily corrupted, someone who will do whatever people want her to do? Give specific examples and explain as support. The nurse is a principal character. Who won’t just do whatever. She will stand her ground.”Nay, he’s a flower, in faith, a very flower.”this statement shows that the nurse has good priorities when it comes to finding Juliet a man.
Although Act II is a happy act, Shakespeare foreshadows tragedy lies ahead. Give examples of lines that foreshadow possible trouble or tragedy . “If they do see thee, they will murder thee.”
What is Friar Laurence’s motive for marrying Romeo and Juliet? What does it reveal about his character? Friar marries them because he thinks that it will bring the families together. It reveals that he wants to make things right.
What examples of dramatic irony occur in Act II? “Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite; And all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay And follow thee, my lord, throughout the world.” This statement means that Juliet will go with Romeo her whole life, but we know that they both will die soon.
What causes the fatal sword fight between Mercutio and Tybalt in Scene 1? How is Mercutio killed? Romeo says he loves Tybalt’s name (because he is a relative of Juliet) and Mercutio feels that Romeo has surrendered. Mercutio then precedes to ask Tybalt to fight him.Romeo steps between Tybalt and Mercutio then Tybalt reaches over Romeo and stabs Mercutio
Why does Romeo kill Tybalt? Romeo kills Tybalt because he feels that he must revenge his friend’s death. After all, it was Romeo’s fight and not Mercutio’s.
What does Juliet threaten in Scene 2 after hearing of Romeo’s banishment the (exile)? She will die alone as a widower. She Threatens to kill herself, because she would rather die than not have her Romeo.
What is the friar’s plan to help Romeo and Juliet in Scene 3? (Give specific details) “Go, get thee to thy love, as was decreed, Ascend her chamber, hence and comfort her: But, look, thou stay not till the watch be set, For then thou canst not pass to Mantua; Where thou shalt live till we can find a time To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, Beg pardon of the prince, and call thee back With twenty hundred thousand times more joy Than thou went’st forth in lamentation.””Meet Romeo one last time, Romeo will leave before morning to Macthawa, stay there until he hears from Friar, then come back after a whilegives her a potion to make it seem like she’s dead, then he’ll send for Romeo to get her out if the tomb.”
What new complication takes place by the end of Scene 4? What plans have Juliet’s parents made for her? Thursday she will be married to Paris
What is the turning point of the play that occurs in Act III? What other actions do the turning point set in motion that cause other tragic consequences? Romeo’s banishment is the turning point
What are some quotes/passages in Act III that mention both Romeo and Juliet’s willingness to die if they are separated. Write at least one quote for each character. Romeo: “Let me be ta’en, let me be put to death; I am content, so thou wilt have it so… I have more care to stay than will to go.– Come, death, and welcome! Juliet wills it so,” (Act 3 Scene 4).Juliet: “I’ll to the friar to know his remedy; If all else fail, myself have power to die,”(Act 3 Scene 4).
Romeo and Juliet change during the course of the play. Describe how each has changed and support with specific examples.. What hard lessons have they both learned? At the beginning Juliet was unwilling to marry and at the end she died for her husband At the beginning Romeo was distraught over Rosaline and at the end he died for his love of Juliet.
What does Juliet threaten to do if the friar cannot help her? She says she will kill herself​.
What is the friar’s plan for getting Romeo and Juliet back together? ​Juliet will drink a sleeping potion, then she will be found “dead”. Her family would have a funeral and then Romeo will come and get her out of her tomb before she wakes up. Then they will go to live in Mantua.
In Act IV, what “complication” does Lord Capulet create? Lord Capulet decides that Juliet and Paris will get married on Wednesday instead of Thursday.
What fears does Juliet express about taking the potion? ​She is afraid it might be poison. She is afraid Romeo won’t get her. She is afraid it won’t work, or she will wake up too early.
In Act V, what are two “coincidences” that cause Romeo not to get Friar Laurence’s plans about Juliet? Friar John got quarantined so he couldn’t deliver the letter. And Balthasar happens to hear that Juliet is “dead”.
How do Romeo and Juliet die? Romeo drinks poison and Juliet stabs herself
Act V contains several examples of both soliloquies and monologues. Give at least one example of each. ​Soliloquy- Page 250: when Romeo says that he will lay with Juliet that night. ​Monologue- Page 281: when Friar Lawrence explains what happened.
In which scene of Act V does the dramatic irony reach its highest point? Explain why you picked that scene. When Romeo talks to Juliet thinking that she is dead, and then kills himself when we know she is about to wake up.
What is the final climax of this play? What is its resolution? ​When Romeo and Juliet kill themselves. The family feud ends.
Prince Escalus says the following lines:See what a scourge is laid upon your hate/That heaven finds means to kill your joys withlove.”How is this line ironic? In what way is the whole play about the way heaven scourges, or punishes people for hating. Because we don’t think heaven would kill something.
What is the theme of Romeo and Juliet? The theme of Romeo and Juliet is that hate destroys.

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