Romeo and Juliet

At the end of the street fight in Scene 1, what does the Prince threaten to do if the Capulet and Montague families get into another fight? He threatens to kill whoever fights again.
How do Romeo and his friends learn that Rosaline will be invited to the Capulet’s party? They see a copy of the guest list.
In Scene 2, Paris asks Lord Capulet for permission to marry Juliet. What condition does Capulet add? Lord Capulet will agree if Juliet agrees.
After the Nurse tells Romeo that Juliet is a Capulet, how does he feel about having fallen in love with Juliet? Romeo says he sworn his life & love to his enemy.
In Scene 4, Benvolio urges Romeo and his friends to enter the Capulet’s party before the food is gone. Romeo replies that he fears mischief will lead to some unfortunate end, in what ways are Romeo’s fears justified? He wouldn’t have ever fallen in love with Juliet, or died.
What’s the purpose of the Prologue? The Prologue sets the place, characters, problems, and endings in Verona.
Which Montague tried to stop the fight in Scene 1, and which Capulet challenges him to a fight? Benvolio tried stopping it and Tybalt challenged him.
What does Romeo tell Benvolio is the cause of his melancholy (sadness)? That the girl he loves doesn’t love him back.
What request does Tybalt make of Lord Capulet? He wants to kill his enemies at the party now.
Why does Benvolio think Romeo should attend the Capulet’s feast? He wanted to show Romeo that there are other beautiful women and keep his mind off Rosaline.
At the end of Act I, what does Juliet discover about Romeo? She discovers he is a Montague.
Where is Romeo when he overhears Juliet talking about him? In the orchards by Juliet’s room
What message did Romeo give the Nurse for Juliet? That Romeo wanted to meet in Friar’s cell for a secret marriage.
Why is it important to the play that Juliet does not know that Romeo is there in the orchard listening? Because she wouldn’t pour out as much of how she really felt if she knew he was listening.
During the “balcony scene” (Scene 2), what plan do the lovers make for the next day? To secretly marry the next day.
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to help Romeo and Juliet marry? He thinks it will bring the families together.
What are Romeo and Juliet about to do at the end of Act II? They are about to get married.
At the beginning of Act III, which character fears trouble and desires to go home? Benvolio
Why is Tybalt looking for Romeo? He wants to challenge him to a duel and kill him
Why does Romeo refuse to fight? He didn’t want to get in trouble with the Prince.
Who comes to Romeo’s defense? Mercutio
What happens in the fight in Act III? Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo then duels Tybalt and Romeo kills Tybalt.
What punishment does the Prince impose? Romeo is going to be killed.
How does Juliet react when she learns about the fight? She worries if Romeo is dead.
Why is Juliet quickly willing to forgive Romeo? Because she is in love with him
Which character comes to Juliet’s aide? Nurse
Where does Romeo find refuge? Friar Lawrence’s cell
While in his hiding place, Romeo learns that his punishment has been changed to what? Banishment from Verona
What promise does Lord Capulet make to Paris? If Juliet agrees to marriage, so will he.
Why does Juliet go to Friar Lawrence in Act III? To ask for advice about Paris.
Why does Paris go to see Friar Lawrence? He goes to Friar to arrange his marriage with Juliet.
Why does Juliet give her father for changing her mind and deciding to marry Paris? She learns to repent her disobedience, and she told him she liked Paris (Because Friar told her to say that).
Based on his conversation with Juliet, Capulet decides to: Move the wedding date
Which of the following words best capture Juliet’s emotions before drinking the potion? Doubt
The Nurse’s reaction to Juliet’s death is comic, as is the last scene in the act with the servants switching the their plans from wedding to a funeral. What’s the purpose of these comic scenes? To provide lower tensions and lighten the mood
When Juliet is discovered, the wedding plans change to: A funeral
Who tells Romeo that Juliet is dead? Balthazar
What does Romeo decide to do? Drink “instant death” potion
What happened to Friar Lawrence’s message to Romeo? Friar John was mistaken to have the plague.
Why does the return of the letter upset Friar Lawrence so much? Because he broke a promise with both Romeo and Juliet.
Explain how bad timing caused the final tragedy: the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. It was only 30 minutes before Juliet woke up that Romeo poisoned himself. Then, Juliet woke up, saw Romeo dead, and stabbed herself.
What is a soliloquy? An on-stage speech that reveals the characters thoughts through a speech
What is a metaphor? a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something
What is irony? the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
What is theme? a subject of discussion or composition
What is imagery? the formation of mental images
What is personification? human characteristics to inanimate objects
What is a prologue? an introductory paragraph/speech
What is an allusion? an indirect reference or hint
What is a paradox? An invalid argument that could be true
Who said, “I do protest I never injured thee, …And so, good Capulet, whose name I tender As dearly as mine own, be satisfied.”? Romeo
Who said, “A plague a both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me.”? Mercutio
Who said, “Let Romeo hence in haste, Else, when he is found, that hour is his last.”? Prince
Who said, “O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.”? Juliet
Who said, “I’ll to the Friar to know his remedy. If all else fail, myself have power to die.”? Juliet
Who said, “Alas, alas! Help, help! my lady’s dead! O, well-a-day, that ever I was born!”? Nurse
Who said, “The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade To want ashes, thy eyes’ windows fall Like death when he shuts up the day of life…”? Friar Lawrence
Who said, “My heart is wondrous light, Since this same wayward girl is so reclaimed.” Capulet
Who said, “I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins That almost freezes up the heat of life.”? Juliet
Who said, “Death lie on her like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”? Capulet
Who said, “O day, O day, O day! O hateful day! Never was seen so black a day as this. O woeful day! O woeful day!”? Nurse
Why does Juliet go a second time to see Friar Lawrence? She goes to find a way out of marriage with Paris.
Explain Friar Lawrence’s plan for Romeo and Juliet. She will take a 42 hour sleeping potion so her family thinks she’s dead and then Romeo will get a letter telling the plan. Once she’s awake, she’ll escape from the vault and they’ll run away together.
How does Friar Lawrence plan to communicate with Romeo? By letter through a friend, Friar John.
Besides Romeo and Juliet, what other deaths occur in Act V? Paris
When Balthazar tells Romeo that Juliet is dead, Romeo says, “Then I defy you, stars!” What doe she mean? He is going against his fate/destiny.

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