Romeo and Juliet

• The 2 events that the prologue foreshadows is the end of the family feud and the deaths of Romeo and Juliet
• Romeo agrees with Benvolio’s plan to go to the Capulet party to see Rosaline and compare her to other women
• In Act I, Scene V, Capulet allows Romeo to remain at the feast because no more fighting can occur, as ordered by the Prince, so Capulet needs to keep the peace and because Romeo is a good young man and isn’t causing any trouble
• The obstacles to Romeo and Juliet’s relationship that are already present in Act I are that Tybalt has vowed revenge upon Romeo for attending the Capulet Party, Romeo and Juliet’s families hate each other, and Juliet’s parents are considering marrying her to Count Paris
• In agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence shows that he looks beyond the immediate event (the marriage) and wants to solve the bigger problem (the feud)
• Romeo and Juliet mutually declare their love for each other at the balcony scene
• Benvolio and Mercutio are concerned about the letter that has arrived at Romeo’s father’s house because they know Romeo is too distracted with thoughts of love for ROSALINE to fight Tybalt
• Bevolio serves as____l to Mercutio because Benvolio is more serious Foil
• Romeo’s love for Juliet is different than his love for Rosaline because unlike Rosaline, Juliet is a Capulet and returns his love
• Act II is mainly about Romeo and Juliet’s decision to get married
• Romeo kills Tybalt because Romeo and Juliet’s decision to get married
• In the beginning of Act III Scene ii, Juliet says to herself: “So tedious is this day as is the night before some festival/ to an impatient child that hath new robes/ and may not wear them.” Which means it is tiresome and boring and she is eager for night to come so she can be with Romeo
• In Act III, Juliet addresses the nurse in a monologue that begins: “O serpent heart, hid with a flow ‘ring face!/ Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave/…Despised substance of divinist show!/ Just opposite to what though justly seem’st-/ A damned saint, and honorable villain!” Juliet is responding to the news of Tybalt’s death by Romeo’s hand
• Act IV is mainly about Juliet’s plan to avoid marrying Paris
• When Juliet asks Friar Lawrence to help her prevent her marriage to Paris, his remedy hints at Juliet’s death
• Friar Lawrence’s role in dealing with Juliet can be best described as an Ally
• When Juliet agrees to marry Paris, Capulet is pleased and eager to move ahead
• Juliet stops confiding in the Nurse when the Nurse gives agvice for Juliet to marry Paris
• Friar Lawrence’s important message to Romeo goes astray because his messenger is unexpectedly detained for a day because of the plague.
• Lord Montague dying is NOT an effect of Juliet taking the potion
• Friar Lawrence goes to the churchyard because the message to Romeo was not delivered, so he has to assist Juliet
• The most direct cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death is Friar John’s delay
• When Montague says: “O though untaught! What manners is in this to press before thy father to a grave”, he is expressing that it is unnatural for sons to die before their fathers
• The Capulets and Montagues would describe the theme of the play Hatred between two families can rob people of what they hold dearest
• The knowledge or revelation that springs from the suffereing of the characters is that the families are responsible for these deaths because they continued the ancient feud; now the feud will be over

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