Romeo and Juliet

In which Town is the play set? I’m what country? Verona, Italy
Why does Shakespeare tell us that our two title characters are going to kill themselves? People don’t mine surprises and it makes the reading more curious to find out how and why they die
What does Sampson mean when he says “I won’t carry coals”? What literacy technique is being used? Sampson will not be insulted. This is a good example of puns
What does biting your thumb mean in Shakespeare times? Biting your thumb was an insult, it was another way of putting up the middle finger.
Who is Benvolio? A montague; he tries to make peace
Why doesn’t lady calpet want her husband to get involve in the fight? He is too old. Uses the word a “crutch”
How many fights have there been recently? 3
How has Romeo been recently in scene 1 sc.1 ? Locked in his room being moody; He is in love with Rosaline but she doesn’t love him back.
What are 3 oxymorons that Romeo uses to describe the conflict between his family and the Capulets? Cold-fire; loving-hate; heavy-lightness
What were the 3 strategies Romeo used to woo Rosaline? Told her loving words; looked into her eyes; gave her gifts
Why doesn’t Rosaline like Romeo ? She wants to be a nun
What does Benvolio tell Romeo to do in order to forget Rosaline? Get his mind off of Rosaline by looking at other women’s
What “suit” does Paris bring to Capulet? Paris asked to marry Juliet
How old is Juliet? What are her father’s thought about allowing her to marry? Juliet is 13; Capulet thinks that Juliet is too young and suggest to wait 2 more years
Why do you suppose Capulet is allowing Juliet to have a say in who she marries? He doesn’t want Juliet to become corrupted by being a wife or mother too early.
Why does Benvolio want to crash the party? Why does Romeo agree? Benvolio wants Romeo to meet new women, so that Romeo forgets about Rosaline: Romeo agrees because Rosaline will be there.
What does Romeo says will happen if they find someone else? What does this show? Romeo says he will get an eye infection; This shows that he dramatic and stubborn.
Explain 2 of the nurse’s stories about Juliet in Act, 1 Sc.3? First one is about how the nurse fed Juliet as a baby: Next, she told a story about the time Juliet was learning to walk, she remembers this because Juliet had a cut the day before. She tells Juliet that when she grows up she will fall back instead of foward.
Does lady Capulet want Juliet to love Paris? Yes, she says that Paris is a gorgeous book and Juliet will be the cover.
What is juliets reaction to the request of her mother? What does this show? Juliet says that marriage is an honor she does not dream of. Juliet mother insist, so Juliet says that she will look and -try- to like him. However, she will not fall for him. This shows that Juliet is a smart, noble, and kind person.
According to Mercurio, who is Queen Mav and what does she do? She gives dream to people and she is a dream giving midwife of fairies.
What does Romeo says about the value of dreams? That dreams only speak truth.
What does Mercutio say about dreams? That dreams often told lies and that they don’t predict what is going to happen in life.
What did Romeo dream? Why isn’t he changing his actions? What does this show about Romeo ? He dream that he was going to die at young age; he believes he is in fate’s hand; apprehensive
When Romeo first sees Juliet, what does he think and what terms does he uses? He thinks she is beautiful, uses the terms: torches burn bright, rich jewel in Ethiopes ear, snowy dove trooping with crows.
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? Romeo removes his mask and Tybalt recognized his voice.
When Tybalt goes to Capulet to tell him that Romeo is here to cause problems what does Capulet say? Capulet says Romeo is allowed to stay because he is a good man ( Capulet does not want another fight)
How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? He asked the nurse
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s name? She tells the nurse to find out
Who is Tybalt? Juliet’s cousin. He has a temper.

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