Romeo and Juliet

Where does the story take place The story takes place in Verona, Italy
How does Shakespeare describe Romeo and Juliet He describes them as a pair of star -crossed lovers who take their life
What does it mean in terms of their final destiny? Who or what was in control? It means that Romeo and Juliet will commit suicide and that their fate is controlled by destiny
What two families are feuding? The Montagues and Capulets
What is Tybalt’s idea of peace? He resents it and believes why have peace if you could just fight
How does this contrast with Benvilio’s position He keeps peace
What does the Prince say caused the three public brawls Airy words
What does Romeo mean when he says in line 171, “Here’s much to do with hate,but more to do with love?” Love involves love of fighting and devotion to family as well as hatred
How does Romeo describe love in lines 187? What does he mean by this? Romeo describes love as a ocean made with loving tears. He means that love can also be sadness from a lover
How old is Juliet Juliet is 13 going on 14
What is Paris asking old Capulet? What is Capulet’s awnser He is asking Capulet for Juliet’s hand in marriage and he says she is too young for marriage and she must wait two summers. If he makes her love him, than he can have her hand in marriage
Who is Romeo in love with now? What have Benvolio and Romeo decided to do to see her? What are the motives of each? Romeo is inlove with Juliet now. Romeo and Benvilio both have decided to sneak into the Capulet party; Romeo to see Rosaline and convince her to love him and Benvilio to see other girls and help Romeo see there is more girls out there beside Rosaline
What problems do you think might arise from crashing the Capulet’s party? They could be murdered or attacked by the Montagues
How does Juliet demonstrate that she is a dutiful daughter? Although she disagreed with her mother, she obeyed her and agreed to be nice to Paris
Who is Queen Mab? What does Mercutio think she has done to Romeo? Queen Mab is fairy who visit people in their dreams. He believes that she has filled Romeo with all this daydreams and unreal fantasies
In his speech starting on line 106, Romeo foreshadows that something terriblewill happen at the party. Why does he continue to go? He predicts that some bad event will occur by fate that will lead to his ultimate death. He continues to go because he believes that he’ll follow wherever fate takes him
What happens to Romeo in line 53? Tybalt recognizes him
What does Tybalt want to do when he discovers Romeo at the party? What does his Uncle Capulet have him do instead? Why? Tybalt wants to kill him with his sword. Uncle Capulet has him leave Romeo alone because he wants to study Romeo and watch the person the Montagues brag about for is well manners. He wants to take note of him and not have Tybalt cause a riot or feast among the feast
What does Capulet’s reaction say about the feud That this is a feud that has been going on for a long time
What is Romeo’s reaction when he finds out that he just kissed Juliet, a Capulet? He believes that his family now belongs to his enemy
What is Juliet’s reaction when she discovers that Romeo is a Montague She is in shock and realized that she has fallen in love with her enemy
According to the Chorus, what has happened to Romeo’s old love He has forgotten about her and has fallen in love with Juliet
What is Romeo and Juliet’s major obstacle now They must find a way to be together, due to their families feud of not allowing them to love one another
Why do Romeo and Juliet spend time discussing their names? Why are they important? They have just realized that there families are enemies.
Who proposed first? Nobody
Juliet makes reference to owning a bird—one a falcon and the other a pet. How do these metaphors characterize the kind of relationship Juliet’s character She want’s to be the dominant one in the relationship.
How does Romeo respond I would I were thy bird. He is willing to follow her
How is this Juliet different from the one we first met while she was talking to her mother The first one we met with her mother she does not chose to disagree with her mother or wish to have power to state her own opinions and follow her own rules. The one we met now wishes dominance and wants sot be in control.
What is Friar Lawrence’s first reaction to the news that Romeo wants to marry Juliet He is in shock and wonders if Romeo really loves her and truly wants to marry her
Why does the Friar agree to help the young couple He believes this will help bury the long feud between their families
What has Tybalt done in the opening of this scene He has sent a letter to Romeo requesting a duel
How does Mercutio describe Tybalt? What does he mean by “Prince of Cats Mercutio describers Tybalt as the master of all the rules of dueling. When he says “Prince of Cats” he means that he’s a coward
What was the main purpose of Romeo and the Nurse’s conversation Romeo is telling Nurse that they are getting married and he wants her to bring up a ladder for him, inorder for him to come climb up to Juliet’s room and complete their wedding night
What does she reveal She reveals Romeo to Juliet
What foreshadowing is given at the beginning of this scene? Romeo and Juliet’s wedding
What event takes place in this scene? Romeo and Juliet’s wedding

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