Romeo and Juliet

I was not seen on the stage, but Romeo spoke of his great love for me. Rosaline
I restored order in the streets with my appearance and stern speech. Prince Escalus
I believed marriage between Romeo and Juliet would solve the feud. Friar Lawrence
I was Romeo’s rival for Juliet’s hand. Count Paris
I asked Lord Capulet to let me marry his daughter. Count Paris
I recognized Romeo at the party and wanted to challenge him to a fight. Tybalt
I spoke with Romeo’s parents regarding his depression early in the play. Benvolio
I am Juliet’s caretaker and I am the one who found out Romeo’s identity for her. Nurse
I mocked Romeo when he was in the Capulets’ garden. Mercutio
As Romeo’s cousin, I worried Romeo would be angered by his friend’s teasing Benvolio
What are the names of the two feuding (or warring) families? Capulets and Montagues
How old is the feud? It is an anicent grude
Why is Romeo so sad when he first appears? (when we first meet him) He is in love with a woman (Rosaline) who does not love him back.
Who does Romeo tell is the cause of his sadness? Rosaline
Who wishes to keep the peace in Verona? Prince Escalus and Benvolio
Whom do the Capulets want Juliet to marry? Paris
How do Benvolio and Romeo learn about the feast as the Capulets? A servant from the Capulet house comes across their path bearing the names of the families that will be attendding the ball, the servant can’t read and Romeo and Benvolio read it to him they he invites them too
Why does Romeo wear a mask to the Capulet’s Party? To hide his face so that no one can see that he is a Montague, and so that he can go and see Rosaline.
What is Romeo’s reaction when he learns Juliet is a Capulet? (Does it prevent him from talking to her?) Romeo reacts by saying that it is a heavy price to pay and that his life is in the hands of his enemy.then he finally says that he is in more trouble than ever. This does not prevent him from talking to Juliet.
Who are “Good pilgrim” and “dear saint”? Good Pilgrim- RomeoDear Saint- Juliet
What does Juliet want Romeo to do as she speaks from her balcony? Change his name and be with a different family, so they are not enemies
Why does Juliet tell Romeo not to swear his love by the moon? The moon is always changing its shape and position, so a promise sworn on the moon could also be prone to changing.
What does Romeo ask Friar Lawrence to do? Ask him to marry him and Juliet.
Whom does Juliet send to Romeo as a messenger? The Nurse and Servant
At the end of Act 2 Scene 6, what does Friar Lawrence intend to do? He intends to marry Romeo and Juliet.
Do Mercutio and Benvolio ever discover that Romeo no longer loves Rosaline and is in love with Juliet? No
Does Juliet realize that Romeo is there right away when she steps out onto her balcony in Act 2 Scene 2? No, she thinks she is the only one there and is just talking to herself.
Would Romeo give up his last name of Montague for Juliet if he could? Yes
Does Juliet want to say goodnight to Romeo during the balcony scene? No, she keeps on calling him back once he starts to walk away. Then he finally goes because morning is coming.
How does Friar Lawrence feel about marrying Romeo and Juliet? What does he think it will do? The Friar feels happy that he may be the town hero to change the feud between the families into pure love
1. The servants of Montague and Capulet engage in a street brawl. 2. Romeo and Juliet learn that their families are sworn enemies. 3. Romeo and Benvolio decide to attend the Capulet feast when they discover that Rosaline will be present.4. Capulet considers his daughter too young to marry, but he gives his consent to County Paris to woo Juliet. 5. Romeo sees Juliet for the first time and immediately falls in love 14352
“My only love sprung from my only hate!” Juliet
“She doth teach the torches to burn bright!” Romeo
“O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.” Mercutio
“What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word/ As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” Tybalt
“Younger than she are happy mothers made.” Paris
“Ah, my back, my back!/ Beshrew your heart for sending me about.” Nurse
“But Passion lends them power, time means, to meet,/ Temp’ring extremities with extreme sweet.” Chorus
“Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” Romeo
“With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls/ For stony limits cannot hold love out.” Romeo
“For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn household’s rancor to pure love.” Friar Lawrence
1. Juliet appears on her balcony talking about how she wishes Romeo would no longer be a Montague.2. Romeo seeks out Friar Lawrence to ask him to marry him and Juliet.3. Romeo and Juliet are married.4. Romeo sneaks into the Capulets’ garden.5. The Nurse is sent to Romeo to find out where and when the marriage will take place. 41253
Take it a step further (state speaker/translate to modern English/ descride the scene/ explain what the quote reveals about the speaker and/or the play:”From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/ A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,/ Whose misadventured piteous overthrows / Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.” Speaker: ChrousModern English: The son of one family and the daughter of the other, Having become lovers, commit suicide, Following a series of events that keep them apart. Their deaths cause the families to end the feud.Scene Description: This opening speech by the Chorus serves as an introduction to Romeo and Juliet. We are provided with information about where the play takes place, and given some background information about its principal characters. The Prologue does not merely set the scene of Romeo and Juliet, it tells the audience exactly what is going to happen in the play. The Prologue refers to an ill-fated couple with its use of the word “star-crossed,” which means, literally, against the stars. Stars were thought to control people’s destinies. But the Prologue itself creates this sense of fate by providing the audience with the knowledge that Romeo and Juliet will die even before the play has begun. What it reveals: The Prologue does not merely set the scene of Romeo and Juliet, it tells the audience exactly what is going to happen in the play. The Prologue refers to an ill-fated couple with its use of the word “star-crossed,” which means, literally, against the stars. Stars were thought to control people’s destinies. But the Prologue itself creates this sense of fate by providing the audience with the knowledge that Romeo and Juliet will die even before the play has begun. The audience therefore watches the play with the expectation that it must fulfill the terms set in the Prologue. The structure of the play itself is the fate from which Romeo and Juliet cannot escape.
Take it a step further (state speaker/translate to modern English/ descride the scene/ explain what the quote reveals about the speaker and/or the play:”Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Speaker: RomeoModern English: Did my heart ever love anyone before this moment?My eyes were liars, then, because I never saw true beauty before tonight.Describe the scene: Romeo has just entered the Capulet party with Benvolio and Mercutio and has spotted Juliet for the first time.What it reveals: The play’s emphasis on characters’ eyes and the act of looking accords with Romeo’s role as a blind lover who doesn’t believe that there could be another lady more fair than his Rosaline. Romeo denies that he could be deluded by love, the “religion” of his eye. This zeal, combined with his rejection of Benvolio’s advice to find another love to replace Rosaline, highlights Romeo’s immaturity as a lover. Similar imagery creates a comic effect when Romeo falls in love at first sight with Juliet at the Capulet feast. When Romeo sees Juliet, he realizes the artificiality of his love for Rosaline
Take it a step further (state speaker/translate to modern English/ descride the scene/ explain what the quote reveals about the speaker and/or the play:”Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” Speaker: Friar LawrenceModern English: Young men love with their eyes, not with their hearts.Describe the Scene: Romeo has gone to the Friar to ask him to marry him and Juliet. The Friar is at first not really sure it is a good idea because Romeo has had such a sudden switch from being depressed to super in love.What it reveals: It reveals that the Friar is not really sure that Romeo is in love with Juliet. The priest is saying he disbelieves it’s love because it’s based only on the superficial lust of what he saw with his eyes, not an emotional connection, and also implying that this is the way of young men to declare lust as love.
Take it a step further (state speaker/translate to modern English/ descride the scene/ explain what the quote reveals about the speaker and/or the play:”Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, And vice sometime by action dignified.” Speaker: Friar LawrenceModern English: what starts out good or vitous fan accidentally become evil over time. And what seems evil can sometimes create goodness if it is used properly.Description of scene: Friar Lawrence is collecting weeds as the sun is coming up and is talking about the natural power of the earth to produce life and take it away. During this Romeo enters to ask the Friar to marry him and Juliet.What it reveals:The Friar is saying that love must be in moderation. Love and passion unchecked could harm them. These lines are basically a metaphor for the whole moral lesson of the play.

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