Romeo and Juliet

Montague Head of the household, Great hatred for Capulets
Lady Montague Montague’s wife
Romeo Montague Only son and heir
Benvolio Montague’s nephew
Balthasar Romeo’s servant
Capulet Head of household, Great hatred for Montagues
Lady Capulet Capulet’s wife
Juliet Capulet Only daughter and heir
Nurse Juliet’s confident
Tybalt Lady Capulet’s nephew
Escalus Prince of Verona
Paris Escalus’s cousin. Wants to marry Juliet
Mercutio Romeo’s good friend
Friar Lawrence Romeo’s confident
Act I of Romeo and Juliet is mainly about the Capulet-Montague feud and? Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting
Which Character first persuades Romeo to attend the party? Benvolio
Which event does the prologue foreshadow? The deaths of Romeo and Juliet
At first Romeo agrees with Benvolio’s plans to go to Capulet’s party because he hopes to? Catch a glimpse of Rosaline
As Romeo and his friends are preparing to go to the party, what makes Romeo reluctant to go? He has a premonition of his death
What point is Juliet making when she speaks these lines? “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet?” She loves Romeo even though he is a Montague
Act II is mainly about? Romeo and Juliet’s decision to get married
Benvolio and Mercutio are concerned about the letter that has arrived at Romeo’s father’s house because they? Doubt Romeo’s ability to win a duel with Tybalt
Juliet is anxious about the Nurse’s return because she believes the Nurse has? News from Romeo regarding their possible future
What makes Romeo’s love for Juliet different from his love to Rosaline? Unlike Rosaline, Juliet returns Romeo’s love
Romeo is motivated to kill Tybalt because Tybalt has? Killed Mercutio
Why is Capulet so upset by Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris? He considers Paris to be a good match for her
Why does Juliet go to Friar Lawrence’s cell at the end of Act III? To seek his advice
The central idea of Act III is a choice between? Romantic love and family loyalty
Juliet loses trust in the Nurse at the end of Act III because the Nurse? Advises her to marry Paris
When Paris comes to discuss the sudden wedding plans with Friar Lawrence, the friar tells him, “You say you do not know the lady’s mind. Uneven is the course; I like it not.” Why doesn’t Friar Lawrence like the plan? Juliet is already married to Romeo.
̈Paris responds to Friar Lawrence by saying, ̈ Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt’ death, and therefore have I little talked of love.”What makes Paris’s comment an example ofdramatic irony? Juliet actually weeps for Romeo’s banishment.
Which word best describes Friar Lawrence’s role in dealing with Juliet? Champion
Act IV is mainly about? Juliet’s plan to avoid marrying Paris.
After the Nurse discovers Juliet in bed the day of the wedding, Capulet delivers a speech that ends with these lines: ̈Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of the field.” What makes the speech an example of dramatic irony? Juliet is actually sleeping.
Who brought Romeo news of Juliet’s death? Balthasar
Why won’t the Apothecary sell Romeo the deadly potion? Mantua Law is death to anyone who sells these potions.
What is true poison according to Romeo? Money
Why does Romeo decide to kill himself after learning of Juliet’s death? He has lost interest in living.
Why didn’t Friar John get the letter to Romeo? He was quarantined with another friar.
Why did Romeo kill Paris? Paris was in the way of Romeo’s goal.
Which of Romeo’s character traits contributed to his downfall? Impulsiveness
What is the theme of Romeo and Juliet? Those who act in haste bring about their own destruction.
How does the feud between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s add to the plot complications in Romeo and Juliet? It forced Romeo and Juliet to be secretive about their love
Where is the climax of the play? The fight between Romeo and Tybalt
Who is the last person to see Juliet alive? Friar Lawrence
How and where does Romeo kill himself? With poison in Juliet’s tomb
What happened to Lady Montague? She died from grief over Romeo’s banishment
How did Capulet and Montague show their new-found friendship? Built golden statues of their dead children
What is the main plot of the play? The feuding families
Who are the two feuding families? Why are they feuding? The Capulets and Montagues, they do not know why they are feuding.
Why is Romeo upset at the beginning of the play? He loves Rosaline, but she doesn’t love him back.
What does Benvolio vow to do after learning of Romeo’s sadness? Make Romeo notice other girls to get his mind off of Rosaline.
Define antithesis. Give an example. Antithesis: complementary opposites, Ex. cold fire
What is the main plot of the play? The Feuding Families
Provide two reasons Capulet gave for NOT throwing Romeo out of his home? Doesn’t want to ruin the party, Romeo isn’t doing anything wrong, Romeo is well liked by the town
What does Romeo call Juliet just prior to kissing her? A Holy Shrine
Explain the double meaning of Juliet’s line, “If he be married, my grave is to be my wedding bed.” If she can’t have him she will die. Also, foreshadows the ending of the play.
What does Juliet mean when she says, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name?” Deny where you come from and it is your father’s name and not yours.
What plans do Romeo and Juliet make at the end of Scene II (Balcony Scene)? To have Juliet send someone to find out if they can get married
Why does Juliet tell Romeo not to swear by the moon? It changes and if he swears on it, his love will change too
Why does Friar Lawrence first question Romeo’s love for Juliet? Because he moved on so fast from Rosaline
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to perform the marriage ceremony? He thinks the marriage might help the feud
Where does Juliet go at the end of the act? Why? Friar Lawrence’s cell to meet up with Romeo to get married. She told people she was going to confession
Explain “Violent passions have violent ends.” Every action has an equal but opposite reaction (foreshadows the end of the play)
What is the subplot of the play? Romeo and Juliet’s fight to be together
How does Romeo respond to Tybalt’s insults in scene one? He said he loves him
What happens to Mercutio? How? Mercutio was stabbed by Tybalt while fighting in place of Romeo
What was the prince’s response to the fight? Was it true to his decree in Act I? The Prince exiled Romeo. In Act I he said he would kill them but Romeo is only banished instead
What misunderstanding does Juliet have with the Nurse as the Nurse was trying to tell her all about Tybalt and Romeo? She thought the Nurse was talking about Romeo being dead but the Nurse was talking about Tybalt
What is the Friar’s plan? For Romeo to confront Juliet, then go to Mantua before sunrise and stay there until he is told he can come, Friar will send letters through a servant
What news does Lady Capulet present Juliet in scene 5? What is Juliet’s response? She tells Juliet that she is to marry Paris and Juliet refused
What is the final threat that Capulet makes to Juliet? He will disown her
Romeo and Juliet’s fight to be together To Friar Lawrence’s cell to seek advice, she will kill herself
How does Paris explain the hasty marriage to the Friar? 1. Paris tells Friar that Capulet wants the marriage to happen quickly, to put an end to Juliet’s weeping for her cousin Tybalt (even though she is actually sad about Romeo’s banishment). Capulet believes that marrying his daughter off will help her get over her cousin’s death.
Capulet refers to his daughter as “peevish self-willed harlotry.” What does this really mean? WAS he insulting his daughter? Explain fully. 2. “A peevish self-willed harlotry” is a stubborn little brat. In other words, it means a strong head little spoiled girl. He is not putting a curse on her, but is annoyed with Juliet because she not accepting his command to marry Paris.
Explain the term “cot-queen.” Who is called such, and who said it? “Cot” is the bed for the infant, meaning “wife”, “queen” meaning a female monarch, the whole term say that Capulet is being a housewife and he is ruling the whole house. He is called a “cot-queen” by the Nurse.
What does Juliet worry about before she drinks the poison? Juliet wonders whether the poison will really work or not.
What is Juliet’s “Plan B?” To kill herself with her dagger that she left on her nightstand.
What does Friar Lawrence encourage Capulet to do after discovering Juliet’s death? Friar Lawrence encourages Capulet to put Juliet in her best clothes and hold a funeral for her. Peter and the musicians get into a fight.
How does the Friar try to comfort Juliet’s parents? Explain. The Friar tells Juliet’s parents that she has been taken to a better place, and they should be happy for her because they will remember her in her prime.
What takes place at the end of Act IV? Peter and the musicians get into a fight.
A Shakespearean sonnet is _________ lines long. 14
The rhyme scheme for a Shakespearean sonnet is ______________________. ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
A Shakespearean sonnet has __________ quatrains. 4
Each quatrain contains a ____________. a quatrain
A ___________ sums up a Shakespearean sonnet. couplet
In ____________ there are 10 beats per line and 5 are stressed. Iambic Pentameter
Gregory compares Sampson to a _______. fish
Shrift means ___________. confession
Capulet originally wants to wait _________ before Juliet gets married. (number) 2 years
__________ makes people dream of their lusts. Queen Mab
Romeo compares Juliet to the ______. sun
Romeo kills Tybalt for _________. revenge
The __________ exiles Romeo from Verona to Mantua. prince
Juliet gives the nurse a ________ to give to Romeo. Ring
Capulet plans for Paris and Juliet’s wedding to be on a __________. Thursday
__________ occurs when the audience knows something and one or all of the characters don’t. Dramatic irony
Capulet calls Juliet a “_______________________”. peevish self-willed harlotry
Capulet says that death took Juliet away to make him _______. cry
Peter forces musicians to sing by threatening them with a _______. knife
The musicians say Peter is a __________. Pestilent Knave
Romeo dreamed that Juliet found him dead, then revived him with _______. Kisses
Apothecary sells Romeo the poison because he is ________. poor
Romeo and Juliet are both impulsive, which leads to the ________. downfall
Romeo, Juliet, and Paris die. Montague and Capulet build statues and patch the feud. This is the ___________ of the play. denouement
25. Romeo killing Tybalt had to with impulsiveness. This is the ________ of the play. climax
26. The __________ is in the beginning of the play when Romeo and Juliet didn’t know each other. exposition
7. The _____________ includes when Romeo and Juliet meet at the party, make plans, and get married, etc. rising action
8. The _____________ includes when Juliet takes the poison and follows Friar Lawrence’s plan, etc. falling action
29. The __________ of the play is “Those who act in haste bring about their own destruction. theme

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