romeo and juliet

What is the setting for the play? The setting is a street scene in Verona, Italy, during the Renaissance.
What scene of conflict opens the action of the play? The play opens with a conflict between the Capulet and Montague servants. Eventually, even the townspeople become involved.
Which character tries to stop the fighting among the servants? Benvolio tries to stop the fighting among the servants.
Which character is aggressive and eager to fight? Tybalt is aggressive and eager to fight. He challenges Benvolio to draw his sword.
What warning does the Prince give to anyone who breaks the peace again? The Prince decrees that if anyone breaks the peace again, he shall pay with his life.
Who has asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage? Paris has asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage.
How old is Juliet? Juliet is thirteen years old.
In what state of mind is Romeo when we first see him in the play? As the play opens, Romeo’s state of mind can best be described as love-sick, in love with love, moody, and melancholy.
Explain how Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball. Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball when an illiterate Capulet servant asks him to read the invitation list to him.
How does Benvolio try to remedy Romeo’s love sickness? Benvolio tries to remedy Romeo’s love-sickness by getting him to consent to go to the Capulet ball and examine other beauties.
Who is Susan? Susan is the Nurse’s daughter who was born on the same day as Juliet; however, she died.
When is Juliet’s birthday? Juliet’s birthday is on Lammas Eve.
Why does Lady Capulet visit with Juliet? What questions does she ask her? Lady Capulet visits with Juliet to ask her if she is ready for marriage. She asks Juliet to look at Paris at the feast that night.
How do the Nurse and Lady Capulet feel about Paris? The Nurse and Lady Capulet feel that Paris is a perfect match for Juliet and are in favor of the marriage.
Which character loves to hear himself talk? Mercutio loves to talk and uses figurative language and many plays on words.
Who is Queen Mab? Queen Mab is the midwife of the fairies. She is responsible for what men dream.
What premonition does Romeo have in Scene 4? Romeo has a premonition that something is about to happen that will shorten his life.
How did Lord Capulet force the young ladies to dance with him? Lord Capulet threatens to tell everyone that any young lady who does not dance with him has corns on her feet.
Who recognizes Romeo’s voice at the feast and becomes furious because he is allowed to stay? Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice and becomes furious when Lord Capulet allows him to remain at the ball
Who first tells Romeo and Juliet who the other is? The Nurse is the one who identifies each of the lovers
Instead of returning home, where does Romeo go after the ball? After the ball, Romeo goes over the wall and into the Capulet orchard.
By whose name does Mercutio call for Romeo? Mercutio keeps calling for Romeo in Rosaline’s name.
What is a soliloquy and how is it used in Scene 2? A soliloquy is a dramatic monologue spoken aloud by a character to reveal his thoughts to the audience.
How does Romeo learn of Juliet’s love for him? He overhears Juliet speaking of her love for him when she thinks she is alone.
What does Romeo say helped him climb over the high walls of the Capulet orchard and find Juliet’s window? Love, which gave him wings, helped him over the wall and made it possible for him to find her balcony.
What do Romeo and Juliet exchange? Romeo and Juliet exchange vows of love
What do Romeo and Juliet plan to do the next day? Romeo and Juliet plan to be married the next day.
To what does Romeo compare Juliet’s beauty? Romeo compares Juliet’s beauty to brightness, warmth, and light.
Who keeps interrupting the balcony scene? The Nurse keeps interrupting the balcony scene.
Why does Juliet ask Romeo not to swear by the moon? Juliet asks Romeo not to swear his love on the moon because the moon appears to change in size as it orbits the earth, suggesting that it is fickle.
What is Friar Laurence’s special skill or area of knowledge? Friar Laurence’s special skill is in making medicines and potions from herbs.
With what does Friar Laurence compare the beneficial and poisonous parts of the plant? Friar Laurence compares the beneficial and poisonous parts of a plant to the good and evil within a man.
About what does the Friar caution Romeo? Friar Laurence cautions Romeo about being too hasty.
Why does the Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? The Friar believes that by marrying the two lovers, he will end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues.
Who has sent Romeo a challenge for a duel? Tybalt has sent Romeo a challenge for a duel. He is angry that Romeo came to the ball uninvited and was allowed to remain.
Who teases Romeo about Rosaline and his love-sickness? Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, teases him about Rosaline and his love-sickness.
Who teases the Nurse and causes her to become angry? Mercutio teases the Nurse and causes her to become angry.
What excuse is Juliet to give for going to Friar Laurence’s cell? Juliet is going to get permission to go to Friar Laurence’s cell by saying that she needs to go to shrift, or confession.
Where are Romeo and Juliet to be married? Romeo and Juliet are to be married in Friar Laurence’s cell.
How does Romeo plan to get into Juliet’s window? Romeo gives the Nurse a rope ladder in order that he might climb into Juliet’s window later that night.
At what time did Juliet send the Nurse to see Romeo and find out the wedding plans? Juliet sent the Nurse at nine o’clock in the morning to find out the wedding news from Romeo.
How long has Juliet been waiting for the Nurse to return with the news from Romeo? Juliet has been waiting three hours for the Nurse to return with the news.
How does the Nurse react when she finally returns? The Nurse teases Juliet by claiming to be tired from her journey and prolongs telling her the news.
How does the Nurse feel about the marriage? The Nurse is in favor of the marriage and feels that Romeo is handsome as well as polite.
What is the Friar afraid of? The Friar is afraid that both lovers are acting too hastily.
The friar warns Romeo again about something. What is it? The Friar warns Romeo again about acting too hastily.
How much do the lovers say their love has grown? The lovers say that their love has grown to such an extent that it cannot be counted.
How many people know of the marriage? Four main characters know of the marriage. Romeo and Juliet, of course, are aware; but also the Nurse and Friar Laurence have become accomplices in the affair.
Where does the marriage take place? The marriage takes place in Friar Laurence’s cell or chapel.
What is another name for the Friar? Friar Laurence is also referred to as the ghostly confessor.
Who begs Mercutio to leave the streets of Verona because the Capulets might also be out on this extremely hot day? Benvolio tries to get Mercutio to leave the streets of Verona because he is trying to prevent another fight.
Who comes to the public square looking for a fight with Romeo? Tybalt comes to the public square hoping to incite a fight with Romeo.
What does Mercutio call Tybalt? Mercutio calls Tybalt “Good King of Cats.”
How does Tybalt insult Romeo and try to get him to fight him? Tybalt insults Romeo by calling him a villain, hoping that this will cause him to fight.
Why won’t Romeo fight Tybalt? Romeo will not fight Tybalt because now they are related by marriage. Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin.
Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt? Mercutio fights Tybalt because he is angry that Tybalt is insulting Romeo, his friend.
How is Mercutio killed? Mercutio is killed when Romeo comes between them and blocks his view of Tybalt. Tybalt reaches under Romeo’s arm 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.
Who tells the Prince about the murders? Benvolio is the one who tells the Prince about the murders and relates exactly what happened.
What is Romeo’s punishment? Romeo’s punishment is to be banished from Verona. If he is caught in the city of Verona, he will be put to death.
What day is it in Scene 3? It is very late on Monday night in Scene 3.
Where did Romeo run to hide after the murder of Tybalt? After the murders, Romeo ran to hide in Friar Laurence’s cell.
Who tells Romeo that the Prince has banished him? The Friar tells Romeo the news that he will not be killed but only banished.
How does Romeo react to the news that he is banished from Verona? Romeo would rather die than be banished from Verona.
What upsets Romeo the most about being banished? The thought of not seeing or touching Juliet ever again bothers Romeo the most.
The Friar gives three reasons that Romeo should be happy. What were they? The Friar gives Romeo three reasons for being happy: Juliet is alive; he is alive, and he is only banished not killed.
What does the Nurse give to Romeo? The Nurse gives Juliet’s ring to Romeo.
Where is Romeo to go before daybreak? Romeo must leave Juliet’s bed chamber before daybreak and go to Mantua.
Who is to tell Juliet the “good news” concerning her future marriage to Paris? Lady Capulet is to tell Juliet the “good news” before she retires to bed.
On what day does Lord Capulet plan for Juliet to be married to Paris? Lord Capulet has arranged for Juliet to marry Paris on Thursday.
On what day does Scene 5 take place? Scene 5 takes place on day three, a Tuesday morning.
What is significant about the lark and the nightingale? the nightingale sings at night, while the lark sings in the early part of the morning.
What vision does Juliet have as Romeo is leaving? Juliet has a vision that she sees Romeo as one dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Who comes to visit with Juliet early that morning? Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet, comes to visit with her early that morning.
What news does Lady Capulet give to Juliet? Lady Capulet brings Juliet the news that her father has consented for her to marry Paris on Thursday.
What is Juliet’s reaction to the news that Lady Capulet gives her? Juliet is upset and willfully says that she will not marry Paris. This is the first time she has been disobedient to herparents.
Who does Juliet turn to for help when her parents leave? After her parents leave, Juliet turns to the Nurse for a solution to her dilemma.
What advice does the Nurse give Juliet? The Nurse advises Juliet to forget Romeo, since he is banished, and marry Paris.
Why does Juliet tell the Nurse that she is going to see Friar Laurence? Juliet tells the Nurse that she is going to see Friar Laurence to confess her sins and get forgiveness. She is really going there to seek the Friar’s help.
If the Friar cannot furnish a solution for Juliet, what does she have the power to do? If Friar Laurence cannot help her, she has the power to commit suicide rather than marry Paris.
Why is Paris at Friar Laurence’s cell? Paris is arranging his wedding with Friar Laurence.
What reason does Paris give the Friar for the hasty marriage? The marriage is hasty in order to stop Juliet’s tears over Tybalt’s death.
How long does the Friar say the sleeping potion will last? The sleeping potion will last for 42 hours.
Where will Juliet be put after her family believes that she is dead? After her parents think she is dead, Juliet will be placed in the Capulet vault with her deceased ancestors.
Who will be waiting in the tomb when Juliet awakens from the sleeping potion? When Juliet awakens from the sleeping potion, Romeo will be waiting for her in the tomb.
What change does Lord Capulet make in the wedding plans? Lord Capulet moves the wedding from Thursday to Wednesday.
Who is supervising the preparations for the wedding? Lord Capulet is supervising the wedding preparations.
If the potion does not work, what does Juliet plan to do? If the potion does not work, she plans to kill herself with the dagger that she lays beside her.
What vision makes Juliet have the strength to go ahead and drink the potion? The vision of Tybalt coming after Romeo gives her the strength to go ahead and drink the potion.
How will Romeo know about the plans? Romeo will know of the plan because Friar Laurence is planning to send him a letter.
Scene 4 takes place at what time in the morning? Scene 4 takes place at three in the morning.
Scene 4 takes place on what day? Scene 4 takes place early on Wednesday morning.
How do the Capulets know that Paris is approaching? The Capulets know that Paris is coming because they can hear the music of his musicians.
Who is sent to wake up Juliet? The Nurse is sent to wake up Juliet.
What does the Nurse find? The Nurse finds Juliet “dead” in her bed chamber.
Who tries to console the Capulets by saying that Juliet is better off in heaven? The Friar tries to console the Capulets by assuring them that Juliet is in heaven.
How do the wedding preparations change after they find Juliet? The wedding preparations change dramatically. The wedding music becomes funeral dirges. The wedding flowers become funeral flowers, and the happiness associated with a wedding becomes sadness.
How does the County Paris react to the death of Juliet? Paris is devastated by the news that Juliet is dead. He says, “Beguiled, divorced, wronged, spited, slain! / Most detestable Death, by thee beguiled, / By cruel, cruel thee quite overthrown. / O love! O life! not life, but love in death!”
How does Lord Capulet know that she is dead? Lord Capulet believes that Juliet is dead because he feels that her body is cold to the touch and her joints are stiff.
How does the act end? Act IV ends with a comic discussion between the musicians and Peter.
Where does Scene 1 take place? Scene 1 takes place in Mantua where Romeo has been banished.
What was Romeo’s dream? Romeo dreams that Juliet finds him dead and brings him back to life as an emperor with her kisses.
Who brings Romeo the news that Juliet is dead? Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, brings him the news that Juliet is dead and was buried in the Capulet tomb.
Why does Romeo go to the Apothecary? Romeo goes to the Apothecary to buy poison.
How much does Romeo pay for the poison? Romeo pays 40 ducats for the poison.
Why does the Apothecary hesitate in selling Romeo the poison? The Apothecary hesitates in selling Romeo the poison because it is against the law in Mantua to sell the substance.
What persuades the Apothecary to go ahead and sell Romeo the poison? Because of his extreme poverty, the Apothecary consents to sell Romeo the poison.
Who does Friar Laurence entrust with the important letter to Romeo? Friar Laurence entrusts the important letter to Friar John to deliver to Romeo. This letter explains to Romeo about Juliet’s pretended death and tells him to be at the tomb when she wakes up.
Why is the letter not delivered to Romeo? Friar John is not able to deliver the letter because he is quarantined while visiting the sick.
How long does the Friar say it will it be before Juliet wakes up? Juliet is due to wake up in about three hours.
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? Paris has come to Juliet’s tomb to bring flowers and weep.
Why does Paris think Romeo has come to the Capulet tomb? Paris believes that Romeo has come to the tomb to do damage to the bodies of Tybalt and Juliet.
Who kills Paris? Romeo kills Paris.
What is Paris’ last request? As he dies, Paris’ last request is to lie beside Juliet.
If Romeo had not been so hasty in drinking the poison, what would he have noticed about Juliet? If Romeo had not been so hasty in drinking the poison, he would have understood why Juliet’s lips and cheeks were crimson. She was beginning to wake up from the potion.
Where does Friar Laurence want to take Juliet? When Juliet wakes up, Friar Laurence is there and wants to take her to a “sisterhood of holy nuns.”
How does Juliet kill herself? Juliet kills herself with Romeo’s dagger.
Name the people who have died in this scene. Paris, Lady Montague, Romeo, and Juliet have all died in this scene.
Who is suspected the most as a murderer and why? Friar Laurence is suspected the most because he is carrying tools for digging and opening tombs.
What four accounts does the Prince hear? When the Prince wants to know what has happened, Friar Laurence, Balthasar, the Page, and the contents of the letter in Balthasar’s possession all give the same account of the events.

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